5 New York Giants in Danger of Losing Starting Role After Week 1

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5 New York Giants in Danger of Losing Starting Role After Week 1
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Mark Herzlih is one of several Giants who may see their role diminish.

Several New York Giants should be looking over their shoulders following a disappointing defeat in Dallas to open the 2013 season. Poor play by key players sunk Big Blue's hopes of stealing a victory on the road against a bitter rival. Now, New York must turn to some old and familiar faces to right the ship.

Week 1's performance was a dismal display of the type of football that head coach Tom Coughlin expects from his team.

A lifeless effort riddled by turnovers and penalties cost New York in the opener. The Giants showed they have blemishes and deficiencies in all three phases of the game. New York will look to shore up these weaknesses with different personnel moving forward.

Players can also lose their jobs in 2013 by no fault of their own.

The Giants have built solid depth in certain positions this offseason. This could lead to a talented backup winning over the coaching staff at some point this fall.

Some prominent names could be demoted in the coming weeks if their performances do not improve. Here are five New York Giants who are in danger of losing their starting roles early in the 2013 season.

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