Following a disappointing 2012 season, several New York Giants players and coaches will be fighting for their jobs this fall. Concerns over age and deteriorating levels of success on Sundays are the preeminent factors in determining exactly how a player/coach's hot seat is warming up.
Gone are the days when Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning must answer to critics questioning their overall effectiveness. Still, some integral pieces of this organization are close to seeing their time come to an end.
General manager Jerry Reese's decision to get younger this offseason is an indication of things to come if the Giants cannot rebound from missing the playoffs in 2012.
Stalwarts such as Michael Boley, Chris Canty and Ahmad Bradshaw were released, in part to give way to younger players. This trend will continue on an even larger scale if veterans fail to live up to their contracts.
Along with aging players working towards remaining at peak levels are coordinators, who began to take some flak late last season due to lackluster performances down the stretch.
2013 will be a pivotal year for coaches and players alike.
The following five members of the New York Giants organization will need to elevate their game this season in order to keep their jobs.
Here is a closer look at five Giants with the most to prove this fall.