By Henry Buggy
The 2017 NFL season may have officially wrapped up on Sunday evening, but Big Blue fans have been looking ahead to the 2018 season for a while now.
The New York Giants are coming off one of the most disappointing seasons in the organization’s history, posting a franchise-worst 13 losses. Despite a turbulent season, which included the benching of Eli Manning and the firing of Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese, the G-Men still have hope for 2018.
Big Blue is just one season removed from an 11-5 record and a postseason berth. The Giants posted the league’s second best defense in terms of points allowed in 2016 but finished among the worst teams in terms of points and yards allowed this season.
New York’s new head coach Pat Shurmur and newly appointed defensive coordinator James Bettcher both know there is plenty of work to do. But Shurmur has also addressed the high expectations that come with the position, via New York’s team website.
“This is an iconic franchise. I understand most of the history. I walked by four Super Bowl trophies. I’m looking forward to leading this organization, and I want to be the coach. I understand the responsibility that comes with being the...