NFL Trade Deadline: 2 Trades the New York Giants Should Consider
However, that doesn't mean there aren't still areas of concern. I won't get in to the positions too much right now so I won't give away the trades, but I'm pretty sure Giants fans know what I'm referring to.
Injuries have decimated this team, and they seemed to have taken the position that they will weather the storm rather than make too many head-turning moves.
If they were to trade for someone, here are two that I have in mind:
Joel Dreessen, TE
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I had the opportunity to cover the Texas training camp as a media member this summer, so I got a good look at the Texans players for three solid weeks.
The impression I got from Joel Dreessen is that he is a monster in the making. I realize that he will be out of his contract after this season, but the Giants are being held back on offense by the tight end position.
Jake Ballard is average, Travis Beckum can't get on the field and Bear Pascoe has been a shell of what we saw in 2010.
Any Left Guard Available for Trade
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The New York Giants decided to move David Diehl to his original position at left guard, thinking he would be able to play much better there than he had played at left tackle the previous two seasons.
Well, so far they've been very wrong, and it could be a problem moving forward.
I've never been a fan of Kevin Boothe, and Mitch Petrus seems more of a fit for the right guard position, so if the Giants are not happy with the play of Diehl like I am, they could make a move for a number of left guards—if there's any available that is.
Surprised to See so Few? That's the Reality of the NFL
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The fact of the matter is, the NFL is not like other sport at all. The nature of it doesn't lend itself to a trade deadline with multiple high-profile moves or veterans changing teams to win a championship.
The NFL season, though long on the calender, only has 16 games, so changing personnel is not in the best interest of any club.
Continuity wins championships.
Not only that, but teams spend the entire training camp and preseason finding out their strengths and weaknesses, so most have addressed those weaknesses before the season starts.
So while the NBA and MLB trade deadlines are highly televised and covered by major media outlets, the NFL deadline often comes and goes without anyone really noticing.
Most teams have put their eggs in their basket by now, and NFL front offices realize that the spring is when transactions are going to take place.
Sure you'll have many signings and releases during the season, but never any major trades. While I do believe they have looked into making a trade, I doubt the Giants make a move on either of these players.