Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/27/11
A New York Giants team, that everyone viewed as a cellar dweller in the NFL’s toughest conference, stands alone as the top seed in the NFC East. Many experts and analysts had written the Giants off after they saw Steve Smith, Barry Coefield, and Kevin Boss opting to leave via free agency. In addition to losing some key players from the past, the Giants were decimated by injuries to future stars Terrell Thomas, Jonathan Goff, Marvin Austin, and first round draft choice, Prince Amukamara. Fast Forward to Week 8 in the NFL, and Giants General Manager Jerry Reese looks like a genius. Questioned for his silent offseason, the moves Reese didn’t make are the ones that are paying dividends. Steve Smith has only a handful of receptions on the year, and Kevin Boss was plagued by injuries through the early part of the season. The Giants, however have struck gold with the emergence of Victor Cruz in the slot and Jake Ballard doing an outstanding job as a receiving tight end, leading many fans to wonder Kevin Who? The Giants return from the bye week healthy, and with all the ailing stars sharing the field for the first time this [...]
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