NFL Betting: Giants Training Camp Predictions
The Giants are looking to improve this year after a 6-10 season that brought more headaches than happiness to NFL betting fans, players, coaches and critics alike. After going from loosing key players like Victor Cruz, to an offensive line who was honestly a joke to other teams, a QB with moments of greatness vanished by a team not helping in the scoring part of the game apart of course from that one receiver that did some pretty good plays. you might know him, he’s called out to be the best WR in the league for the 2015 season, Odell Beckham Jr. The Giants 2014 season was practically one to forget.
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With their training camp well under ways here are some predictions of what might happen to the former super bowl champions and what needs to happen in order for the Giants to bounce back and have a winning season again.
Jerome Cunningham earns a roster spot
If you don’t follow Giants football, you probably have no idea who Jerome Cunningham is, and that’s okay. The unheralded player has been turning heads at Giants training camp, though, and he could prove to be another viable receiving option for Eli Manning.The 6’4″ tight end is making the most of his opportunity, and with the team waiving un-drafted rookie Matt LaCosse, a roster spot for Cunningham is seeming more and more likely.
If you’ve been following training camp at all, you’ve probably seen at least one of Cunningham’s catches. He’s made highlight catch, after highlight catch after highlight catch.Time is running out for bust Adrien Robinson, and veteran Daniel Fells could prove to be expendable. Cunningham has the tools to be another dangerous weapon on this offense.Don’t be shocked if Cunningham sees an emergence similar to the one Donnell had last year. He just needs to perform well in the preseason games, and he’ll lock up a roster spot.
Damontre Moore emerges
If you’ve read about him before you could consider his move to the Giants a major, major steal once they got him in the third round of the 2013 draft, and he’s developed a little bit each year. Last year, Moore recorded 5.5 sacks, but spurts of immaturity held him back from being a true pass-rushing force. This year, with Jason Pierre-Paul‘s status up in the air, it’s time for Moore to take the steps in becoming the next great Giants pass rusher.
He has all of the physical tools to succeed, and Steve Spagnuolo should be able to get the most out of the third-year player. More of an edge rusher than a run stopper, Moore is explosive and always plays with a high motor and distinct energy. This is the year he truly breaks out, and it all starts in the preseason. The athletically-gifted Moore is going to get the best opportunity he’s had thus far in his short career to shine. If Moore has a great preseason, he’ll be entrenched as the starter from week 1.
The Giants bring in offensive line help
If we’re being honest, the offensive line is by far the weak link for the Giants. If the team could solve their woes up front, they have the potential to be a playoff team. Recently, the unit has been worse than usual, mostly because of injuries. That’s something the Giants need to prepare for, but they should also try to alleviate some of their issues by signing a veteran lineman. Two names immediately come to mind: (G) Evan Mathis and (T) Jake Long. Signing the former would give the Giants a few things. First, they would have some stability inside and would provide a veteran next to Ereck Flowers. They would also be getting an All-Pro guard who’s familiar in the division.
Long, on the other hand, is probably the more logical option, especially since the two parties have already met. Adding Long would essentially work as a band-aid until the injured Will Beatty returns. Long could come in and start at the left tackle position, which would move Flowers back to the right side, which is where the team originally thought he would be playing in his first year. When Beatty returns, the Giants would suddenly have a deep group of linemen. Signing either of those players would benefit the team, and it’s a move that should be made if the Giants want to compete early on.