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Is Dave Gettleman the right man to fix the Giants?

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General manager Dave Gettleman doesn’t want to tell you jack. He insists there is a plan, even if he refuses to share the details. It’s an interesting approach to stiff-arm the fan base, but all that will matter in the end is if he gets it right. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see if there is a clear direction that the New York Giants can stick to as they try to repair their football team.

The early results in the 15 months since Gettleman was hired have not been encouraging. The Giants signed Odell Beckham Jr., then traded him seven months later after paying him $21.5 million and taking on $16 million in dead money. They traded for Alec Ogletree; signed Nate Solder, Jonathan Stewart and William Gay (remember him, $720,000 down the drain); and drafted running back Saquon Barkley in an effort to get on track sooner than later.cheap nfl jerseys china nike

That plan has since been vacated after last season’s 5-11 record, but on Monday the Giants quadrupled down on quarterback Eli Manning after internally conceding it was probably the end midway through last season. They appear to be in the minority around the league on it being a “crock” that Manning is overpaid and unable to perform consistently at a high level. They also signed soon-to-be 31-year-old Golden Tate and 34-year-old safety Antoine Bethea as two of their bigger free-agent moves. Not exactly your traditional rebuild.4

The Giants, to be frank, seem to be all over the map these days. It looks as if a 5-year-old who can’t see over the steering wheel is driving this franchise.

The problem isn’t the current plan. Reasonable minds can see that accumulating draft picks — the Giants are tied for the most with 12 this year — and eventually finding a franchise quarterback in this draft or next with gobs of salary-cap space available next offseason has them in a reasonable place. What’s unknown is whether Gettleman and ownership can take those resources and assets and mold them into something special.

If you’re working on mostly blind faith given the recent results, buy away.

“Trust me, we’ve got a plan,” Gettleman said Monday, right after explaining how it wasn’t his responsibility to provide the media and, effectively, the fans any details.nike nfl jerseys cheap china

What Gettleman did reveal is that he didn’t shop around for a better offer before ultimately trading Beckham to the Cleveland Browns. He merely made a courtesy call to his friend and former colleague Brandon Beane in Buffalo to see if the Bills were interested.

Gettleman’s explanation on this strategy was mind-numbing, perhaps even professionally negligent.

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