New York Giants: What They Need, What They Have

Kevin PapaCorrespondent IFebruary 25, 2009

The New York Giants won the Super Bowl in the 2007 season with brilliant postseason play emanating from every player put on the field.

They are not only one-time champions, but the start of the next dynasty in the NFL.

Although their tragic loss to Philadelphia ended their promising season early in the 2008 postseason, they have the talent and confidence to make numerous trips to the championship game.

They have a strong tandem of running backs in Derrick Ward and Brandon Jacobs. They also have arguably the best offensive and defensive lines in the NFL. They are a relatively young team, and if they follow the success of prior drafts under Jerry Reese, the G-Men will be a force to be reckoned with.

If they can successfully draft a linebacker to utilize when Antonio Pierce's unathletic ability is not cutting it, they would be looking better defensively. 

Chase Blackburn and Bryan Kehl should definitely get more playing time, and I don't think the linebacker corps is where we need to improve. Our defense is fine and will be for many years. Mostly young, somewhat inexperienced, but talented players here will be solid for years to come.

The only wide open question is how we will fix the wide receiver problem.

To those who say Burress is still the solution, I have this to say: Forget about Plaxico Burress. He is old (31), has attitude problems, and doesn't get along with the coaching staff, mainly head coach Tom Coughlin.

The only logical solution to the wideout issue is to pick up a young, dependable receiver.

Kevin Boss will get more looks this year, but if we pick up a confident, young, and talented receiver or two (Boldin would be great), it will transform us from just a former champion team in recent memory to a team that will be mentioned for a long time as the next NFL dynasty.