I think they want Eli Manning to sit and learn as long as possible, but I wonder how comfortable Kurt Warner is going to be in the pocket, in a new offense, with that line in front of him.... Their receivers don't scare you, but they're solid. Amani Toomer looks as if he's lost weight and has regained some deep speed. Ike Hilliard is as tough over the middle as they come, but he's always beat up.... On defense, they've got two really good corners. Will Allen doesn't have ideal size, but he can make a lot of plays because of his great speed.... They've had a lot of changes in their front seven--all three linebackers are gone. Barrett Green can really run. Carlos Emmons has veteran savvy and leadership skills. There's no dominating player there, but they can all move well.... Michael Strahan will always be a threat, even without a lot of talent around him. They have too many young defensive ends who haven't proved they can play. The Giants are talking about moving Strahan around a lot, but he's still going to see plenty of double and triple teams.... Tom Coughlin will have them prepared to play--whether they like him or not.
" Will Allen doesn't have ideal size, but he can make a lot of plays because of his great speed."
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP with 2003 statistics
2003 RECORD: 4-12
NFL RANK (rush/pass/total):
COACH: Tom Coughlin; first season with New York (68-60 in NFL)
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