The 2014 NFL free Agency period has come and gone and the New York Football Giants came away with a nice haul. The number one weakness for the Giants in 2013 was the porous offensive line that forced Eli Manning into throwing a league high 27 interceptions. Jerry Reese went into the offseason in desperate need of adding quality offensive lineman and he succeeded in picking up Center J.D. Walton, Guard Geoff Schwartz, and Tackle John Jerry. While none of them are stars, all have been NFL starters at one time or another.
With David Wilson recovering from a serious neck injury, the Giants needed a Running Back to get the ground game back on track. They missed out on top available Back in Ben Tate, but got former Raider Rashad Jennings, who is more than capable of a 1000 yard season. These moves should make the big blue offense more like their 2010 Super Bowl season and less like last season's disastrous season.
Jerry Reese and Giants front office greatly improved the offense, however, the biggest moves came on the other side of the ball. The Giants signed Linebacker Jameel McClain and Cornerbacks Walter Thurmond and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. McClain took over for Hall Of Famer Ray Lewis in Baltimore and will really help the Giants defense get back to form. The Giants are usually conservative in free agency and aren't known around the league as big spenders, but opened their wallets to bring in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie who helped lead the Broncos to the Super Bowl last season. The new Cornerback should team up with Prince Amukamara, Stevie Brown, and Antrel Rolle to form one of the best secondaries in the NFL. The Giants also lost some big names like Hakeem Nicks, Justin Tuck and Linval Joseph in free agency, but they have the 12th overall pick as well as a bonus 5th round compensatory pick to fill these holes. Overall, Reese did a fine job, but no one wins championships in March.