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Ready Or Not, New York Giants Football Kicks Off Tonight

I have no problem admitting it – I’m terrified for this Big Blue season to begin.
A defensive unit that ranked 29th last year is, at least on paper, worse. JPP was the one potential superstar until he blew up his hand & recent reports suggest he’s missing more than just one finger. Antrel Rolle leaves behind a safety corps that’s starting rookie Landon Collins & Cooper Taylor who’s got 7 career tackles & hasn’t seen a regular season snap in almost 2 years. Tack on undrafted rookie Uani Unga taking Beason’s place at MLB tonight and the middle of the field could be a sieve. Ayers, Jenkins, DaMonster & Big Hank gotta pressure Romo – if he’s got time to pick apart the Giants‘ inexperience with Witten & Beasley to set up home runs to Dez, it’ll be a long night.
Offensively, it’s gonna have to be the Eli/ODB show – especially with Dallas down their top corner. In a game that’ll almost certainly need to be a shootout for the G-Men to pull off the upset, NY is capable. Beckham excelled without Cruz last season, Randle closed 2014 with a couple big games & the addition of Swiss army knife Shane Vereen gives sophomore OC Ben McAdoo more opportunities to be creative. The outsides of the line are scary though. Top pick Ereck Flowers will be the first rookie LT to start for the Giants in 30 years and, while he showed why he was scouted as a run-blocking beast, he was ranked one of the worst pass protectors at the position this preseason. On the other side, Marshall Newhouse simply stinks. Although Dallas tallied the second-least sacks in the NFC last year, the Big Blue backfield trio will be called upon to bail out their line a few times & keep Eli upright.
Even special teams will be missing a familiar face, with Steve Weatherford bowing out for left-footed Aussie Brad Wing in hopes to improve upon opponent field position. Wing will be crucial in helping protect the Giants’ questionable defense throughout the season.
The Giants are 0-7 against the Cowboys in season-openers & have dropped 4 straight to their rivals. Tonight doesn’t seem like either trend will change, but it’s a whole new season. There’s always surprises to start every NFL year & Jerry Jones’ circus certainly has some questions on their side as well. Regardless, football is back and there’s no better Sunday nightcap than Giants vs Cowboys. No coach rallies the troops when no one else believes than TC – so when the G-Men stun the nation with a 38-35 win it’ll be the cherry on top of 2015’s NFL football Sunday debut.