New York Giants Reader Mailbag: The "Changes" Edition

Trades? Front office shakeups? It's all here in this week's mailbag.
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Trades? Front office shakeups? It's all here in this week's mailbag.

Tony, I don’t think you can look at it that way anymore, though I see where you’re coming from in your thought process. 

It is true that seeing is believing and that these coaches are trying to see what they have, but we’re about halfway into the season now, not counting the six or so weeks of training camp.

As for sparing the players, coaches, etc. from COVID, the bottom line is this virus doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon, and it sounds like a vaccination is still months away. Realistically speaking, the only course of action right now is to be smart about what you do and where you go.

I don’t see that happening. What are they going to offer? They’re already at six draft picks with no chance of getting a comp pick next year. Who on the Giants' roster do you think the Patriots would accept straight up for him?

What’s up, Oscar? No, I don’t think it has to do with motivation. I think it’s more a matter of not dwelling on the mistakes and maybe exerting energy on them. It almost reminds me of that Seinfeld episode, “The Comeback” where George Costanza spent a lot of time lamenting a missed opportunity to deliver a zinger and spent a lot of effort on the missed opportunity instead of looking ahead.

Thanks for your question. When I write, I don’t feel the need to do anything other than a) gather as accurate and complete information as possible and b) try to make sense out of it before publishing an opinion.   

I don't always get it right, but I try to be consistent with the process and I do everything I can to keep emotions out of it. 

Look, hindsight is 20/20—you can sit here and say that a general manager shouldn’t have done this, shouldn’t have done that. Just go back in people’s timelines and look to see their reactions when the moves in question were made--you might find different opinions than those expressed today. That's life.

I always welcome constructive feedback on anything I write so long as it's respectful.   

I doubt it. I think most coaches prefer to have to make as few moves on the offensive line as possible. 

Besides, if I remember correctly, Lemieux played left guard at Oregon, so it makes no sense to move him to right guard and flip Kevin Zeitler to the left side.

I don’t think they make that trade. Why would they if next year’s receivers class in the draft is as strong as this past year’s and they can potentially get a No. 1 receiver in a rookie contract?

Awesome Twitter handle! I think in 2022, Joe Judge is the head coach, and there is someone else sitting in the general manager’s chair who is someone with ties in another life to Judge. 

And I think Daniel Jones is the quarterback because I’m not so sure the Giants will be in a position to draft Trevor Lawrence, and I don’t know the full slate of college quarterbacks, including the underclassmen, who plan to declare for the draft in 2022, so I’m going with your namesake. 😊

I would say it is time to replace the gm right now - hire an assistant gm from the ravens and let him access the team for the rest of the year. It is best to allow more time to evaluate all aspects of the football operation. The Ravens are able to succeed with their draft picks, something the Giants have failed to do the last four years. – G-Man in Florida

G-Man, I believe you’re speaking about Eric DeCosta, who succeeded Ozzie Newsome after he retired back in 2018. If that's not who you're referring to, let me know, but if it is, then obviously you can forget about the Giants hiring him. 

Second, most teams with executives under contract usually don’t let them go during the season for competitive purposes, so I don’t see that happening. And third, I think the next general manager will be someone with ties to head coach Joe Judge because it’s essential for the two work hand-in-hand.

Look, there needs to better results, no question. Believe it or not, I’m also sick of the losing and not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. 

I have also agreed that Dave Gettleman’s track record is spotty. I’ve said this before and will say it again: The Giants don’t see things the way those of us on the outside do.