But todays Giants team isnt as talented as his teams in the past and if I had to point a finger at whos responsible for the Giants recent struggles its been Jerry Reese.
Since Jerry took over and Antonio Pierce has retired from the Giants they have been searching for a linebacker . Todays roster has Allen Bradford , Mark Herzlich , Mathias Kiwanuka , Spencer Paysinger and Keith Rivers . That isnt typo people thats for real . Since 2007 Jerry has drafted 6 LB’s and none of them have panned out . That list includes Zak DeOssie , Bryan Kehl , Clint Sintim ( 2nd Rd pick in 2009 ) Philip Dillard , Greg Jones and Jacquan Williams . To be honest I dont know which list is worse . Yes the Giants front four is pretty good but Tuck is on the downside of his career and Jason Pierre-Paul is recovering from back surgery . Hes drafted DT in the 2nd round 2 out of the last 3 years , in fact Marvin Austin ( aka the man who ended Mark Sanchez’s Jet career ) has been cut this year. We all agree you can never have enough defensive lineman but there’s nobody after JPP that he has drafted that’s even worthy of talking about. Taking Nassib this year over a LB prospect to me was very weird, Eli has at least another good 5 years out of him why take a fringe QB in the 4th round when you need inside linebacker depth .
Free Agency since 2011 Jerry has signed ( not in order ) David Baas , Mike Patterson , Brandon Myers , Martellus Bennett , Dan Connor , Shaun Rogers and Steve Weatherford. Not alot talent in that group folks, in my opinion Bennett is better than Myers . Jerry decided to let Bennett walk in Free Agency last year. Again didn’t address any inside linebacker depth . Daryl Smith would’ve been a really nice edition to this team .
Jerry seems to get alot of credit for both Super Bowl teams but I feel Ernie Accorsi deserves alot credit for the Super Bowl run in 2007 and Jerry deserves alot for 2011 . That being said since 2011 he has done a poor job infusing the Giants with talent especially on the defensive side of the ball. I feel like the Giant fans always likes to say well Jerry is one the best in the game but can someone show me after 2011 where it shows he has been one of the best .
Heres a look into whom Reese has drafted since 2011 that are still on the Giants ( Not in any order ) .
1. Prince Amukamara
2. Jacquan Williams
3. David Wilson
4. Rueben Randle
5. Jayron Hosley
6. Justin Pugh
7. Johnathan Hankins
8. Damontre Moore
9. Ryan Nassib
10. Michael Cox