Three questions for the team – New York Giants News

Three questions for the team – New York Giants News

The NFL season is inching closer. Through July, Shutdown Corner will examine three big questions for each NFL team as it heads to training camp.

NEW YORK GIANTS
Report date: July 27
Location: East Rutherford, N.J.

1. Is Jason Pierre-Paul all the way back?

The defensive end has had quite a stretch: in line for a big payday two years ago, Pierre-Paul’s July 4 fireworks accident did significant damage to his right hand, which put any talk of a monster contract on the shelf. Instead, Paul agreed to one-year contracts in each of the last two seasons, and looked to be back to form last season – he had seven sacks in 12 games, including 5.5 in a two-game stretch – when suffered a groin/core muscle injury that caused him to miss the final four games and required four offseason surgeries.

But Pierre-Paul has worked hard this offseason, and was rewarded by the team with a four-year, $62 million contract. He also was a full participant in all of the Giants’ offseason camps and displayed leadership by reminding his teammates to be cautious during their summer break – reminding them he’s “living proof” of what can happen.

New York had a top-10 defense last year in terms of yards allowed, but were in the bottom third of the league against the pass; Pierre-Paul being back to at least 2014 levels, when he had 12.5 sacks and three forced fumbles, can only help.

Dynamic duo? WR Brandon Marshall, left, signed with the Giants in March, joining Odell Beckham Jr. (AP)

2. Will the new pass-catchers fit in seamlessly?

The Giants’ passing offense last season was Odell Beckham Jr. and not much else. Beckham had 1,387 receiving…

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