Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s check the headlines, beginning with the news that Pro Football Focus is not very impressed by the roster Giants GM Dave Gettleman has assembled.
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Biggest strength: With all due respect to Odell Beckham Jr. -- whose 51.6 grade was thanks to an injury-shortened season in which he caught 25 passes for 302 yards in four games -- the honor goes to safety Landon Collins, who over the past two seasons has emerged as arguably the best strong safety in the league. While his 2017 season wasn’t quite up to his impeccable 2016 standard, it was still good enough for an 88.5 grade, the sixth-best mark among safeties. Over the past two seasons, Collins has piled up an astonishing 83 defensive stops, which is 23 more than the next-closest player at the position.
Biggest weakness: The offensive line remained an issue for the Giants in 2017, and tackle Ereck Flowers struggled for the second straight year. Over the past two seasons, no tackle has given up more quarterback pressures than Flowers’ 100, and his 2017 performance ranked 56th of 81 qualifying offensive tackles.
By the numbers: Damon Harrison might have been robbed of a Pro Bowl nomination, but the defensive tackle continued to showcase why he’s the best run defender in the NFL. Harrison once again led all interior defensive linemen with 40 run stops in his 299 run-defense snaps. In those plays, he made the stop 13.4 percent of the time, the best mark among all players at the position. Incredibly, Harrison has now led the league in run-stop percentage in five of his six professional seasons.
After rough first season, Aldrick Rosas is looking to kick rookie struggles with help from longtime NFL pro John Carney – The Athletic
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Former Giants defensive lineman Leonard Marshall, a cannabis advocate, applauds BIG3 basketball league's decision to legalize cannabidiol for pain management - NY Daily News
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