20 Questions: Who will bounce back?

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Our 20 questions in 20 days series features staff writers answers pressing questions heading into Training Camp

Question 7: Who needs to have a bounce-back season?
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MICHAEL EISEN: Left tackle Will Beatty. The 2013 season was not Beatty’s best, and he candidly will be the first to admit that. The Giants struggled on offense last year largely because of the play of the injury-weakened line. Improvement up front is critical this year if the Giants’ new offense is to perform efficiently and productively. Beatty plays the line’s most important  position, one that protects Eli Manning’s blind side. He needs to play as he did in 2012 and lead the way for a higher level of performance from the entire line.
JOHN SCHMEELK: This is the easiest one: William Beatty. If the Giants want to have success on offense this year, they need better play out of their left tackle. Eli needs to be protected in order to play well. The runner-up in this conversation is Jason Pierre-Paul. The Giants need a consistent pass rush from JPP.
DAN SALOMONE: Jason Pierre-Paul. The injuries have been too much to bear for Jason Pierre-Paul for the majority of the past two seasons, and the Giants’ success has been partially tied to that. We’ve heard it a million times because it’s true -- teams need a dominant pass rush to win games. Pierre-Paul needs to be that driving force.