Giants G.M. Jerry Reese thinks he’s assembled “a really good football team”
Few teams have ever spent as aggressively as the Giants did this offseason.
But few General Managers were on as clearly established a hot seat as Giants General Manager Jerry Reese, so at least it’s understandable.
The good news is, the guy who spent all the money believes it was also well-spent.
“The atmosphere is great, a lot of positive energy around,’’ Reese said, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “I think we have a really good football team,
“We added some players in the offseason, we think we helped our defense a little bit more than we’ve been able to in the past. We feel like we had some quality top-end players coming out of that market, really guys still in their prime.’’
The Giants had some good pieces in place, but augmented that with the ostentatious shopping spree which yielded Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins and Damon Harrison (nearly $200 million in contracts). Coupled with comebacks by players such as Jason Pierre-Paul and Victor Cruz, there’s an excitement there under first-year coach Ben McAdoo.
Of course, there’s a reason Reese spent the way he did this offseason. Co-owner John Mara made it clear “Jerry knows it’s on him,” after a 6-10 season, and the decision to move on from longtime coach Tom Coughlin underscored that reality.
So since it’s all his, Reese better like it.