By Max Harper
The Athletic recently highlighted a “summer concern” for each of the NFL’s 32 teams, and Giants beat reporter Dan Duggan put the onus on GM Joe Schoen for creating a “major concern” in the secondary.
Here’s what Duggan wrote for The Athletic:
It wasn’t possible for GM Joe Schoen to fill all of the Giants’ holes in his first offseason.
But Schoen created holes in the secondary by releasing cornerback James Bradberry and safety Logan Ryan.
The secondary is now a major concern.
The Giants will be relying on 2021 third-round pick Aaron Robinson who was drafted to play in the slot, to replace Bradberry. Julian Love, who has been a utilityman in his first three seasons, will be expected to take over for Ryan.
New defensive coordinator Wink Martindale’s man-coverage-heavy system puts a lot of pressure on the secondary. That could make for a long season if the unproven replacements don’t step up.