« Last post by Bob In PA on Today at 06:41:18 PM »
here are some of the reasons I think that this author could be right:
1) The Giants had a relatively easy schedule in terms of how the schedule fell when the Bye was and the strength of the teams played. Not sure this can be repeated
2) The Giants were relatively healthy although they did have key injuries to Will Johnson (that cost them their FB), Darian Thompson (who seemed to prevent the other team's big plays), JPP (especially in the critical GB game) and assorted issues with offensive linemen. Still they had been healthier than in previous seasons
3) The Giants won almost all the close games. Not sure that's an easy feat to repeat.
Rich: I can add to the author's list.
4) The Giants are highly unlikely to defeat the Cowboys twice again next season (at this point, I just hope they can win ONE).
5) Spags' defense will be thoroughly reviewed and dissected by opponents during this off-season, because it was very successful.
6) Teams are now well aware of the need to stay away from Snacks' area of the field, and teams will now game-plan accordingly.
Still, I agree with you that, if they sign Hankins, they are already improved as a whole (although, in my case, most of the "improvement" is due solely the return of Thompson).
PS. And I am definitely worried about injuries after having a relatively injury-free season last year.