The D LINE: Whether the Giants get back to the playoffs depends on how this unit plays. When the Giants won the Super Bowl two seasons ago, the line created pressure on opposing quarterbacks and made an average secondary look like Pro Bowl players. That was missing last season and it hasn't been around in the preseason. With defensive ends Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul coming off subpar years and Osi Umenyiora in Atlanta,Nike Air Max Saldi Online
, Mathias Kiwanuka was moved back to the line from linebacker. The versatile Jenkins should beef up the run defense and rookie Damontre Moore should make plays if his shoulder gets healthy.
RUNNING FREE: The Giants staked the future of the running game on Wilson when they decided to release Ahmad Bradshaw in a salary cap move. It was somewhat of a gamble, but the 2012 first-round draft pick has shown he can turn a small crack into a long touchdown run in a split second. New York has not had that capability out of the backfield in a long time and it will give the offense an added dimension. If there is a concern, it is his ability to pick up the blitz and to protect Manning. Bradshaw was outstanding in that area. Andrew Brown was solid as the backup to Bradshaw last season and he is back.