Atlanta Falcons matchup preview: New York Giants

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Dec 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) reacts after a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. The Eagles defeated the Giants 34-26. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Looking at the Giants’ offseason

FB: The Giants are desperate to get back to the playoffs, and they could have the firepower to do just that in 2015. What’s the best offseason move the Giants have made?

CS: Drafting Ereck Flowers was huge. Before Will Beatty got hurt, the offensive line was a major concern. If the Giants didn’t draft Flowers, they’d have a much bigger problem in the Beatty injury.

The Giants struggled to run the football in 2014. Flowers is a dominant run blocker who should help fix that. Whether at left or right tackle Flowers will be a huge part of the Giants success or failure.

FB: What was the worst move?

CS: Honestly, there was no worst move. Everything Jerry Reese did helped the football team this offseason. I think signing Shane Vereen so early in free agency was a mistake though.

Vereen will help the Giants, especially as a receiver out of the backfield. He was a good pickup but the Giants could have done better. With DeMarco Murray on the market, the Giants chose Vereen. Good move, good fit but thinking of Murray or even Frank Gore in a Giants uniform would be better.

FB: Do you feel the Giants have addressed their needs this offseason?

CS: Yes and no. The Giants still could use some help on the offensive line. I’d feel better if the Giants got a Jon Beason replacement in case he gets hurt again. That being said the Giants improved the defensive line with several moves, they drafted the strong safety they needed and drafting Flowers was a home run.

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