The Giants have gone through a transformation the past few years, turning away from retaining their post-prime veterans in favor of younger players with more upside. In many cases the partings have been bittersweet, but knowing that this is a business, this strategy has proved necessary and successful.
Our friend and former collaborator Jimmy Kempski over at philly.com does a bang-up job covering the NFC East. As a long-suffering Eagles fan, Jimmy manages to keep things real when reporting on not only the Eagles, but the Giants, Redskins and Cowboys as well.
In a recent article reviewing the Giants’ offseason moves, Jimmy had this to say:
“The Giants still have plenty of holes to fill and work to do, but teams aren’t fixed in one free agency period. The Giants have made smart additions so far, and have rightfully moved on from formerly great players.”
How true. In fact, the Giants have become a completely different team than the one that won Super Bowl XLVI…
Only 6 Giants who started in the Super Bowl after the 2011 season are still currently on the roster.—
Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) March 16, 2014
Those players are…QB Eli Manning, WR Victor Cruz, RG Chris Snee, FB Henry Hynoski, DE Jason Pierre-Paul and FS Antrel Rolle.