Should I bust up this stupid post now or wait until the holiday weekend is over? Eh let's do it now.
First off, thank you for limiting the number of statistics you used in this latest episode of Giants bashing. We (Giants and Eagles fans alike) all know you struggle mightily with statistical analysis.
Second, Pencil Face is dead wrong. The Giants won't be done rebuilding next season. They have so many mistakes to overcome from the Reese years that it will probably take another two drafts to correct. Fortunately it looks like the Eagles and maybe even the Cowboys (they need a new coach, not better players) are coming back to the pack.
In regards to your post, you actually think Jones is the one limiting Barkley and not the high ankle sprain that he rushed back from? Really, that's what you think? That's a 6-8 week injury and the kid came back in 3. Big mistake, but it's not Jones' fault.
Tate's guaranteed money has been voided due to his suspension. The Giants can cut him with zero liability after this season if they choose to go that route.
The problem with the O-line is the tackles. The Solder contract is an albatross and Remmers is terrible, but why would they want Zeitler to go away? He's playing fine.
The Leonard Williams move was a risk (so was getting rid of OBJ and Vernon and not signing Collins, but that all worked out very well), but if they can get a top EDGE in the draft or in free agency, he'll prove to be a very effective player. He's not a sack master, but he gets a ton of pressure up the middle. In fact, I think a top pass rusher will activate all of the young talent the Giants have on the DL (Williams, Hill, Lawrence) and will take double teams away from good, but not great OLBs (Golden, Ximines, Carter). They need Chase Young more than any other team.
The receiving options are fine if they can stay healthy. The Giants haven't had all of their weapons on the field for any game this season.
Jenkins and Ogletree are gone. You happily eat the dead money on those guys. In the draft you target an ILB high and at CB they have three young corners to groom in Baker, Beal and Ballentine.
In regards to Jones, I don't even know where to start, so I won't. Anyone with a functioning set of eyes can see that the Jones has talent. Does he turn the ball over too much, sure, but the kid is not even through a full season. You know which QB lead the league in TOs last season, Lamar Jackson. Does that mean Jones will take a huge leap forward like Jackson, nope. Does it mean rookie year mistakes can be corrected? Yup. To say they have nothing to build on at QB is absurd. I'd be more concerned if I had a $100M QB that is quickly regressing.
I really like Slayton too, so we agree on something.