The New York Football Giants appear headed for a season marked by uncertainty at the middle linebacker position. This is surprising given the Giants had the entire offseason to fix this mess at middle linebacker, but didn't.
The Giants had a very good handle on former pro-bowler Antonio Pierce’s balky back, which is why they released him so early in the offseason. While the move initially surprised many media and fans, the fact that Pierce now works for ESPN is proof enough the Giants were correct in their decision.
Now some would say it is early to judge as we are still only in the preseason. But it appears to me that the Giants do not have an inside linebacker capable of replacing even a fraction of what Pierce brought to the table.
And Giants’ General Manager Jerry Reese had the entirety of the free agency period and draft at his disposal to fix this problem, a problem might I add everyone, fans and media alike, thought was pretty blatant.
The following is a breakdown of the different ‘backers vying to become the Giants’ middle linebacker for the 2010 season.
*As a bonus I have included a section following the article on what I think the Giants should have done to address their hole at middle linebacker.