A new NFL season has already begun http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/patrick-omameh-jersey , and the New York Giants join the party Sunday at 1 p.m. ET against the Jacksonville Jaguars. With that in mind, letr17;s dip into the Big Blue View mailbag and see what tumbles out.Ed says: Dorian, Ir17;m really not sure about Bashaud Breeland. I would think that if the Giants had interest they would have gone after him by now. Perhaps itr17;s money, donr17;t know. I do know that the Giants have been pretty aggressive in churning their roster at cornerback to try and get it right, and I think that might continue if they donr17;t like what they see from the guys they have.CTscan123 asks: OK, my question is essentially r0;can you reassure me, Ed?r0; with the release of web who played well this summer to say nothing of Andrew Adams, The trading away of Brett Jones, a seemingly capable center, the signing of Jonathan Stewart, an over the hill running back, the presumed faith in Patrick Omameh, a seriously subpar guard according to PFF, and taking on the salary of Alex Ogletree who seems to be a complete liability in coverage. Can you reassure me?Ed says: Well, CT Ir17;m not a psychiatrist. You seem to have tied yourself in knots over this. Listen, no one is ever going to agree with every move any general manager makes. Thatr17;s just the reality of life. Not every move is going to work out. Another reality. The NFL is a salary cap league where you canr17;t just write a blank check and get every player you want. You only have seven draft picks (the Giants only had six in the last draft) and you have to wait your turn. That means you canr17;t fix every problem in one offseason, and you will never http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/kareem-martin-jersey , ever build an absolutely perfect roster. Again, a reality. What I like is that Gettleman and Shurmur have their priorities in the right place. They recognized the need to improve the offensive line and have aggressively tried to do something about it. They recognized the need to run the ball better, and have tried to address it. They recognized the need for better linebacker play. Trading for Ogletree meant taking on a bad contract, but at least they tried to do something about it.I have no idea how many games the Giants will win. Maybe not drafting Sam Darnold will blow up in their face. What I do know is that I feel much better about the direction of the Giants with Gettleman and Shurmur making decisions than I did with Jerry Reese and Ben McAdoo.Thatr17;s all the reassurance I can offer, CT. Hope it helps!Jerrry Panza asks: (I) was wondering if my feelings about the Giants being unfair to Davis Webb have any validity?Ed says: Thanks for the question, Jerry. I think a lot of fans feel the way that you do. Quite honestly, though, I donr17;t believe the current Giants regime was unfair to Webb in the least.If you want to say McAdoo and the Giants screwed up with Webb last season, fine. They did.McAdoo didnr17;t get him ready to play, and he was left without experience he should have had. Gettleman and Shurmur, not to mention the rest of the league, ended up without game tape they could have used to help evaluate the kid.The current Giants regime wasnr17;t unfair to Webb at all. They gave him a ton of reps, a ton of opportunities to show them what he could do. Shurmur, who has had success with a wide variety of quarterbacks, was around him for months to learn what he was about. In the end, the Giants made a judgment. Thatr17;s all. It wasnr17;t one that was expected. It wasnr17;t a popular one, I think because the media had hopped on the Webb Train and the fans rode along. They chose Kyle Lauletta http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/aldrick-rosas-jersey , a player whose skill set and personality appear to be a better fit for what Shurmur likes to work with. There is a misconception that this choice was about Alex Tanney, and maybe again if you read the voluminous 53-man roster projections that had both Webb and Lauletta in and Tanney out that might be where it comes from.This wasnr17;t about Tanney vs. Webb. It was about Lauletta vs. Webb. Shurmur has said repeatedly since announcing the 53-man roster that he wanted a quarterback with experience on the roster. Forget having only played in one regular season game. Tanney has been in the NFL since 2012, and Shurmur values the knowledge that comes with that.The Giants simply chose Lauletta. Fair to Webb or unfair, thatr17;s life in the NFL. New regimes come in, they make choices, and sometimes those choices are hard to understand. Shurmur and Gettleman are the ones with the necks on the line. They have to go with the players they believe in r12; not the ones Reese believed in.Ed says: Neil, Ir17;m not sure your17;re a Yankee legend, but, thanks for the question. I have said many times that in my view a playoff berth is necessary to consider this a successful season. The Giants put aside the idea of finding a quarterback of the future (cough, cough Sam Darnold) because they felt like they can still win now with Eli Manning. They went all-in to do just that.So, guess what? Now, they have to win in the short term with Eli Manning. That doesnr17;t mean they have to win Super Bowl titles. But, they need to be a good, competitive, playoff-caliber team. A Manning-less future is coming, the Giants have just chosen to push it down the road. They need to be right, or their plan in my view is unsuccessful.Now http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/will-hernandez-jersey , good things can still happen if they donr17;t make the playoffs. A lot of good things already have happened. For me, though, there has to be a playoff berth to consider 2018 a truly successful season.Ed says: Thanks, Howard! You raise a point that Ir17;ve been trying to make. The guys the Giants cut were let go for a reason. The Giants were 3-13 a year ago, which means they didnr17;t have really good players. As of now, Romeo Okwara (Detroit Lions) is the only ex-Giant released since Saturday to land on a 53-man roster. Davis Webb (New York Jets), Robert Thomas (Buffalo Bills), Andrew Adams (Philadelphia Eagles) are on practice squads. Thatr17;s it.Teams are not exactly tripping over themselves to get at the players the Giants are parting with. That should tell you something.Ed says: Well, maybe they think they donr17;t need one. Remember, the Giants are going to spend most of their time in a two-tight end set this season, probably with Evan Engram functioning as a pseudo-third wide receiver.There is also the matter of money. Plus, do you really want Dez? I mean, cr17;mon! The Giants donr17;t need to deal with that.Remember, too, that the three reserve wide receivers r12; Cody Latimer, Russell Shepard and Kaelin Clay r12; are all critical members of the special teams units. Latimer will return kickoffs and be on coverage teams. Clay will return punts. Shepard is an outstanding gunner and terrific blocker on returns. Thatr17;s important.There is too much obsession about the third wide receiver. Three-wide is no longer the Giants base package. Letr17;s move on.NFC East roundup, 9/13: Cowboys http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/b.j.-goodson-jersey , Eagles, Redskins notes After Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season, the NFC East has two haves and two have-nots, with Washington and the Philadelphia Eagles each picking up wins and the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants both coming up winless. Dallas and New York face off on Sunday night, likely ending one teamr17;s brief winless streak, while the Eagles will be tested on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington hosts the Indianapolis Colts. Everything can change on Sunday. And ahead of that, letr17;s take a look around the division at the biggest news swirling about the Giantsr17; three biggest rivals.Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys managed only eight points in their loss to the Carolina Panthers last week, and Blogging the Boysr17; Michael Sisemore has a solution for the teamr17;s offensive and scoring woes: Giving the ball to running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott had only 15 carries for 69 yards and the Cowboysr17; lone touchdown in Week 1, and though the Cowboys have issues with their offensive line, Sisemore argues that having quarterback Dak Prescott lead the way is not the right approach. Further, he points to Elliottr17;s prowess as a receiver as another wrinkle the Cowboys should employ given the teamr17;s lack of weaponry at wideout. Dave Halprin broke down Wednesdayr17;s Dallas practice and injury report. Defensive ends Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence were key Cowboys to sit out, with the former still in the leaguer17;s concussion protocol and the latter nursing a groin ailment. Neither are expected to miss Sunday nightr17;s game with the Giants. Prescott, meanwhile, has an ankle injury but is practicing through it.Philadelphia Eagles: Bleeding Green Nationr17;s Brandon Lee Gowton reports on Eagles head coach Doug Pederson confirming that Nick Foles will again start at quarterback in Sundayr17;s game against the Buccaneers. Foles struggled against the Atlanta Falcons in Philadelphiar17;s season-opening win, but the Super Bowl MVP has had better luck, historically, on the road against the Buccaneers. Itr17;s possible this is Folesr17; final start. Though Carson Wentz has yet to be cleared for contact following last seasonr17;s knee injury http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/cheap-aldrick-rosas-jersey , signs are beginning to point to him returning to the field in Week 3 against the Colts. Gowtonr17;s sources include ESPNr17;s Chris Mortensen and Philly Fan Lifer17;s Brandon Sommermann, who says that Wentz has a high probably of being cleared on Friday. Meanwhile, the Eagles are still making changes to their passing offense. They signed receiver Kamar Aiken, once of the Baltimore Ravens and waived receiver Markus Wheaton, once of the Pittsburgh Steelers.Washington: Hogs Havenr17;s Kennedy Paynter gives a breakdown of Washingtonr17;s Week 1 winning performance over the Arizona Cardinals, starting first with the offense and continuing with the defense. On the former, Paynter writes: r0;Itr17;s quite clear that Jay Gruden feels comfortable throwing anything and everything at his new quarterback [Alex Smith]. The Redskins used some sort of backfield motion on 22 of their 79 offensive snaps, ran 10 RPOs, accounting for over 40% of their offensive snaps.r1; Paynter also noted that Washington only blitzed four times on defense against the Cardinals and once against the run. This, r0;shows that the Redskins can effectively sit back in coverage and get enough pressure with their front-four while also being stout enough against the run without having to send reinforcements against the run.r1;Scott Jennings compiled the highlights of Grudenr17;s Wednesday press conference, which confirmed that receivers Cam Sims and Trey Quick will head to injured reserve. The team signed free agent Brian Quick and promoted Jehu Chesson from the practice squad to fill their roster spots.