Should the New York Giants Blow the Whole Thing Up This Offseason?

Adam OdekirkContributor IIDecember 24, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 24: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants reacts to the game action during the first half against the New York Jets on December 24, 2011 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
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Eli Manning is closing one of the finest regular seasons of his career and yet the New York Giants are still in jeopardy of not making the playoffs this season.

Tom Coughlin is taking the majority of the blame for the under performance of his team in many winnable games, but the questions are swirling about whether the entire team should be "blown up" or not.

It's an interesting question, but who would actually be in jeopardy of leaving if the team were actually "blown up?"

Starting at the top, there is no way that the Giants are going to part ways with Eli Manning on the heels of this season where he might have truly emerged as an elite quarterback.

On defense, the Giants still have as frightening a pass rush as any team in the league and it is being led by young stud Jason Pierre-Paul. Pierre-Paul is becoming a one man wrecking crew and surely seems to be untouchable on the Giants defense.

Moving back to offense, the Giants have quite a few marketable receivers in Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham and Victor Cruz on the outside. Could one of them be used as valuable trade bait?

Perhaps one of them might be gone, but as long as at least two of them are still there and it is Eli Manning throwing the ball, how much of a "blow up" is getting rid of one to maybe solidify through the draft?

It may be time for veterans like Brandon Jacobs and Osi Umenyiora to move on, but that may not be the total revamping that some seem to be calling for.

The real task for the Giants in the offseason is not remake the entire team, but to turn the parts that they have currently into a "team."

That may mean that a new leader is required to help bring all of these moving parts together, but take away multiple crippling injuries on the defensive side of the ball and this team may have run away with the NFC East. 

Should the Giants blow the whole thing up this offseason? Absolutely not.

Just need to get the roster that they have to show up for every game.