There's certainly something off about this offseason for the New York Giants.
A year ago, Big Blue was slithering through the NFL playoffs en route to its fourth Super Bowl title. After sitting on a perpetual hot seat, quarterback Eli Manning was ingrained in football's national landscape, while head coach Tom Coughlin was heralded as one of the game's masterminds.
With sound personnel and a respected organization, the Giants had an easy offseason. This time around, however, winter seems decidedly colder, with New York facing a bevy of criticisms and uncertainties as the 2013 kickoff approaches.
Despite identical 9-7 records the past two years, question marks from a season ago are suddenly accentuated. The Giants need help at the defense's second level and face a bunch of tough decisions about offensive free agents.
Check out the five biggest calls surrounding the G-Men this offseason and the answers that could have the Giants back in contention come September.