Here are three Giants issues to watch out for in Sunday’s preseason game against the Browns.
1. Get better
There aren’t many open positions on the list – maybe 8-10 at this point – and the wide receiver position has at least one of those openings. Sterling Shepard, Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and Darius Slayton are seated. David Sills shows a lot in practice as a pass catcher, but has to show more in games. In addition, the skills of CJ Board give him an advantage in special teams. John Ross’ thigh injury hurts the speedster, but does not disqualify him.
2. Try not to be obnoxious
Daniel Jones is again expected to sit this one – he will start and get a heavy workload in Game 3 – but the offensive starting line could get some snaps. That would be a good thing for backup QB Mike Glennon as the state of the second team’s offensive line is grim. Newly acquired Brian Lewerke doesn’t know the whole system, but he’ll need to be given some playtime. Don’t expect the Giants to score a winning goal.
3. Cornering the market
In a few years, the Giants didn’t have enough NFL-caliber cornerbacks to make their final roster. This year they will cut back on who can play in the league – as a team wants. Rookie Rodarius Williams has shown enough to warrant strong consideration. Sam Beal doesn’t have that unless you speak of the practice team. There are going to be some difficult calls with Madre Harper and newbies Josh Jackson and Keion Crossen trying to squeeze their way into the list.