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A defensive play here or there and those might have been Ws.Now defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has some talent, especially on the defensive line with JPP, Vernon, Harrison and fellow tackle Johnathan Hankins.Were going to be better because of players, Spagnuolo said. We are going to be better because of better coaching, less mistakes. We are going to be better because its the second year in the system. Thats what we fully expect to do, everything that has and what we went through last year is over and done, we are moving on.A lot of the focus this season will be on the 39-year-old McAdoo. He installed the West Coast offense and revived Mannings career two seasons ago. Now he will be getting his first chance to run a team.He has preached evolution and not revolution since taking over.We started to establish our identity- without pads- but sound, smart and tough, committed to discipline and poise, McAdoo said after a mandatory minicamp last month. We know what it looks like now.Whether it translates to the regular season will depend on some things:MONEY WELL SPENT: Will the investment in the defense pay off? The line should be very good against the run, especially with Harrison anchoring the middle. The pass rush will be the key. Vernon was one of the best in the game in Miami and that should not change. The question is whether JPP produces in his first full season since mangling his right hand in a fireworks accident almost 13 months ago.OPPOSITE BECKHAM: Manning and Beckham were limited last season because there really wasnt a second receiver. Victor Cruz didnt play in a game because of injury. He has been limited to six over the last two seasons and how much he will contribute this year is uncertain. It is more likely that second-round draft pick Sterling Shepard will emerge as the No. 2 guy. He looked good in the OTAs and minicamps, but thats not close to the real thing. Second-year pro Geremy Davis and Dwayne Harris also will get a shot at being the other guy.THE O-LINE: After releasing Will Beatty and Geoff Schwartz in the offseason, the Giants seemingly are going with the same offensive line led by Ereck Flowers and Justin Pugh on the left side. It needs to produce a running game and McAdoo must also find a No. 1 back. After using four backs last season, Rashad Jennings emerged as the No. 1 guy. The depth chart has five backs this year with rookie Paul Perkins, the fifth-round choice, now in the mix.SAFETY: This is the second year the safety position has a help-wanted sign. Landon Collins, the second-round draft in 2015, had an outstanding rookie season and has one job nailed down. Brandon Meriweather was not re-signed so there is inexperience on the other side. Nat Berhe, Mykkele Thompson and Bennett Jackson all missed last season with injuries. 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Looking back on it, I wish I wouldnt have. You have to be smart when it comes to your brain because you only play football for such a short period of your life. When you have a family and people that you are going to be with for the long term, you have to really make sure your health is taken care of.Roethlisberger has played through several injuries as part of what he calls a violent sport. One injury cant be played through, he says.You can rub dirt on a lot of things, but you cant rub dirt on the brain, Roethlisberger said.ESPNs Mike Wells contributed to this report. Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '

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