20 Questions in 20 Days: More 3 WR sets?

Posted Jul 10, 2013 writers debate if the team will be in more 3 WR sets with the emergence of Rueben Randle

Will the Giants utilize more 3 WR sets in 2013 because of the emergence of Rueben Randle this offseason?

Michael Eisen: Assuming Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz stay healthy, I think it’s very possible the Giants will line up more often with three wideouts not just because of Randle’s improvement, but also the presence of Louis Murphy, who was impressive in the spring drills. Hey, maybe they’ll just play all four at the same time and become a pass-happy team. Uh, probably not. They still want to get the ball in David Wilson’s hands.

John Schmeelk: They used plenty of three wide receiver sets last year, but they will probably use even more this year if Hakeem Nicks is healthy the entire season and Rueben Randle continues to progress. I would expect the Giants most used offensive package to be 11 personnel with Wilson in the backfield, Myers at tight end, and three wide receivers. It would put five legitimate top tier offensive threats on the field at the same time and make the Giants offense one of the most explosive in the league.

Dan Salomone: I don’t think the offense will look drastically different because you still have to protect your quarterback in the backfield and work in the tight ends, including Brandon Myers, who caught 79 passes last season in Oakland. That, however, doesn’t mean that Randle won’t have his opportunities. I expect him to improve off his rookie numbers, and the Giants are savvy enough to get the ball to their playmakers one way or the other. For most of Eli Manning’s tenure, the third wide receiver has racked up at least 500 yards, and in most cases, more.

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