The first week of the preseason is now officially underway, which means real football is finally back! More importantly, New York Giants football is back.
The first week of the preseason is often the most compelling, because it is the time when teams get to finish battles started in training camp, find new leaders and answer roster questions. This season, the roster questions for the New York Giants center around the defensive secondary.
The Giants were hoping to enter the season with a premier cornerback trio in Corey Webster, Prince Amukamara, and Terrell Thomas, and one of the league's best young safety tandems with Kenny Philips and Antrel Rolle. With the injury to Prince Amukamara and the plethora of questions surrounding the team's linebackers, the play of the young corps of defensive backs and their use in Perry Fewell's system becomes one of the most important questions for the New York Giants.
The Giants are opening the preseason against the Carolina Panthers and No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton, a good first test for the secondary after the shortened offseason. Here are some of the major stories to watch for in the secondary this weekend.