While QB Eli Manning may get most of the credit, the Giants' talented defensive line has played a critical role in winning two of the last six Super Bowls. Developing the former Aggies' star could put the Giants in the familiar position of competing for another title soon.
A one-year deal the New York Giants reached with Shaun Rogers this week won't cost the cap-strapped team much if the veteran defensive tackle suffers a season-ending injury early in the season. Rogers' $1.005 million contract will be reduced by more than half if he is placed on IR, the Newark Star-Ledger reported.
If the Giants' 9-7 season has taught us anything, it's that no problem exists in a vacuum. WR Hakeem Nicks' knee injury allowed defenses to focus on WR Victor Cruz and effectively take away the threat of the big play.