After a disappointing attempt at a title defense, the New York Giants should expect some changes that will put the team back in a position to make the playoffs.
The Giants have an eerily impressive ability to get off to a great first half of a season, and then crumble slowly throughout the second half.
This has been the team’s modus operandi for the past five seasons. But for two of those five seasons, the Giants have had an incredible Week 17 game to squeak into the playoffs. They then use that Week 17 form to find the confidence that inexplicably eluded them, and go on a run to the Super Bowl.
Despite the 42-7 Week 17 beatdown of the rival Philadelphia Eagles, the Giants were not so lucky this year, as they finished 9-7 and just out of the last wild card spot.
Therefore, expect a number of changes on the offensive and defensive side to give the team a much better chance to contend next season.
Here are my predictions for the 2013 offensive and defensive starters: