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Reassessing Giants First Off-season Under General Manager Joe Schoen

There's a lot to like about what general manager Joe Schoen did in his first off-season in charge of the Giants. Let's revisit some of those steps and see why they matter.

In two weeks, the New York Giants rookies report for training camp; in three, the full team comes in, and in three weeks plus one day, the public will get its first look at the Giants roster assembled by general manager Joe Schoen, who had the input from the coaching staff to guide him.

There is optimism after a relatively quiet yet productive spring in which head coach Brian Daboll and his staff focused on getting to know the players so they could figure out how to coach them and fit the various roles within the schemes to their strengths. But the real test is still to come in the form of wins and losses.

Let’s rewind the tape and see how Schoen put this roster together by revisiting my multistep plan outlined for crushing free agency.

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