Obviously, the Giants need help on defense, particularly at the linebacker and safety positions. But what's the solution.
With the trade deadline looming a little more than 24 hours away, the Giants might want to consider picking up a faster safety to replace C.C. Brown, who was last seen chasing another Saint toward the goal line. But who, and how much would they be willing to give up? This year's second or third-rounder plus? Besides, they also have Aaron Rouse on the roster. Could he not be elevated to replace Brown?
The linebacking problem will be solved in part when Michael Boley returns from his knee surgery. However, he's still a couple of weeks away from even running, so the Giants will have to continue to make due with a starting three of Chase Blackburn, Antonio Pierce, and Danny Clark. That's certainly not ideal speed-wise, but one would think substituting Gerris Wilkinson and Bryan Kehl would at least help the situation.
I haven't heard any rumblings yet about a potential trade, and given the Giants' history one won't be forthcoming. The only member of the current roster who came via a non-draft day trade is Lawrence Tynes, and he arrived in May of 2007.
So I ask you. What's your solution? If it's a trade for a safety, who would you trade for and what would you give up for him? What would you do about the linebackers? Or would you just stand pat and hope for the best?
Personally, I don't think the Giants have many options outside the existing roster here. I think whatever solution they come up with will lie right inside that locker room.
On other issues, we're waiting for the locker room to open up so we can gauge how severely Kareem McKenzie's groin was injured. I'll also look into Manningham and a host of other items. And believe me, after yesterday's debacle, there are plenty.
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