The release of three veterans from the New York Giants roster last week has a contingent of fans alarmed. Salary cap concerns and key free-agent decisions are looming this offseason.
The Giants have been down this road before, making it premature to start panicking.
While Big Blue may be keeping an eye on the future as they look for an infusion of youth, there still should be plenty of optimism surrounding their prospects for 2013.
Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Canty and Michael Boley's release should come as no surprise, given the Giants' recent track record.
Under the tutelage of former general manager Ernie Accorsi, Jerry Reese learned that it's better to release a player a year too soon rather than a year late. Reese heeded this advice by purging veterans just days after the Super Bowl. Regardless of the ultimate result, the Giants figure to be extremely active during this offseason.
Tom Coughlin's team is quite content to once again compete for a title while in transition. Here are five reasons not to panic about the Giants outlook in 2013.