We're doing a series to provide an outlook on the Giants' roster until training camp arrives. The final episode, special teams
It's actually weird to talk about the Giants' special teams unit because there's basically nothing to report in regards to roster outlooks. All three positions seem locked even before training camp, which is a pretty good sign for the three players - perhaps not for the fans who don't really love all three, but we'll dive into that.
It's been talked before, but the biggest discussion about Graham Gano this offseason is how much money he should get from Kayvon Thibodeaux to let the rookie take the #5 number - Thibodeaux donated $50,000 to charity and Gano switched to #9. While he did not repeat the near-perfect season he had in 2020, he was still a pretty good kicker in 2021. He remains one of New York's most solid players.
Jamie Gillan, the punter, isn't one of the fan's favorites, but he's still in order to retain the punter job unless he has a pretty bad camp. It's not like the Giants have that many options for the position, but that's just how life goes.
Casey Kreiter is a solid long snapper who does his blocking job really well, but reporting about long snappers really isn't the most exciting thing to do.
Special teams grade: 4/5. Gano is really the force behind the good grade here, although it's difficult to like Gillan. But it's safe to assume that special teams isn't going to be the Giants' biggest issue this season.