Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/14/13
The Giants in the offseason feel they upgraded at defensive tackle, but at the linebacker position, the second line of defense continues to be a weakness against passing offenses that attack the middle of the field. There are a few questions marks dangling, 'Can Aaron Curry get his once promising career back on track?' Will moving Mathias Kiwanuka back to the defensive line further deplete depth at LB? Can Dan Connor become an impact player? According to Dan Graziano of ESPN, will the Giants regret not making enough moves to bolster the LB position? Graziano writes: Anything of consequence at linebacker. Sure, they brought back Keith Rivers. Yawn. And they signed Dan Connor. Double yawn. And they took a chance on Aaron Curry who was once one of the top prospects in the league but has already washed out with two teams. Interesting, but certainly not a confidence-boosting sign. Mathias Kiwanuka, who was one of their starting linebackers the past two years, will move back up to defensive end to help replace Osi Umenyiora who left as a free agent. And there are some young guys the Giants brought in as rookies two years ago who may be good enough to play or start.
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