Eisen's Mailbag: Best new addition?

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Senior Writer/Editor Michael Eisen answers your fan questions about the additions to the Giants roster

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After watching training camp and the first preseason game, who do you think is going to be the best new addition on offense and the best new addition on defense?

Dear Mike
Rashad Jennings on offense and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on defense. Jennings is the starting running back and he will thrive in the Giants’ new offense. DRC is an elite cornerback and they are vital in today’s pass-happy NFL. A special shout-out to Jameel McClain, who has played middle linebacker in Jon Beason’s absence this summer and will be a sturdy strongside backer when Beason returns.

>>RB Rashad Jennings is excited about the offense

The Giants customarily carry four halfbacks on their 53-man roster. With Wilson's unfortunate departure, it seems certain either Michael Cox or Kendall Gaskins will make the team. Is Cox the sure bet, or can Gaskins actually supplant him over these next four weeks?

Dear Ben
Cox is no sure bet. He averaged 2.0 yards a carry in limited work last season and ran for three yards on nine attempts in the preseason opener vs. Buffalo. Cox and Gaskins are currently competing behind Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams and Peyton Hillis. But the Giants always have their eye on who is available and it wouldn’t shock me if they bring in another back before the season begins.

How come Quintin Demps isn't mentioned much? He is a good kickoff returner that can play safety very well. They can use him in three-safety schemes as well. What are your thoughts?

Dear Filip
What’s happened with Demps occurs in every training camp. He is a solid, versatile player who doesn’t draw attention to himself. With all the other news happening in camp – the end of David Wilson’s career, Odell Beckham Jr.’s hamstring injury, Andre Williams’ breakout camp, etc., the players who quietly do a good job get pushed to the background. Demps will likely be the third safety and could well be the No. 1 kickoff returner. If so, you will hear a lot more about him once the season begins.

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