Where have you gone, Franchise Linebacker, Giants Nation turns its lonely eyes to you...

Where have you gone, Franchise Linebacker, Giants Nation turns its lonely eyes to you...

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Where have you gone, Franchise Linebacker, Giants Nation turns its lonely eyes to you...

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On the http://www.giants.com website the following question was asked….

Which unit is the Giants strongest?
Offensive line
6%
Defensive line
49%
Linebackers
8%
Secondary
2%
Receivers
29%
Running backs
6%

How indicative and sad that WR is called our second best unit. But the reason why this makes perfect sense is ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES! When you pick up Sinorice Moss #2, when you pick up Steve Smith#2, when you pick up Burress in free agency, you are directing a lot of resources there. Hey, Justin Tuck#3, Umenyiora#2, Kiwanuka#1… it says a lot. SO WHY IS LINEBACKER SO IGNORED BY THIS FRANCHISE IN THE DRAFT? This is the systemic reason why this team’s defense (and overall performance) has suffered through the years.

23 YEARS AND COUNTING SINCE OUR LAST #1 LB was picked.
16 YEARS AND COUNTING SINCE OUR LAST #2 LB was picked.

Keep patching it together with free agents and WITHOUT draft picks and this is what you get. Early returns say Steve Smith looks very good. Another option for Manning to not get the ball to IN STRIDE. Wide receivers sell tickets and jerseys, Defense wins championships.

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