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    New York Giants FAQ
    Created By: MetsRule
    Contact: MetsRule5@gmail.com
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    - Table of Contents -
    
    I. Introduction
    II. Team Roster/Breakdown
    III. Playbook Breakdown
            A. Singleback
                  I. Big
                  II. Big Wing
                  III. Twin TE
                  IV. Normal Slot
                  V. Slot strong
                  VI. 4 WR Flex
                  VII. Flip Trips
                  VIII. Empty 4 WR
            B. I Formation
                  I. Normal
                  II. Twin WR
                  III. Close
                  IV. Twin TE
            C. Fullhouse
                  I. Normal Wide
            D. Strong I
                  I. Normal
                  II. Twin WR
            E. Weak I
                  I. Normal
                  II. Twin TE
            F. Shotgun
                  I. Normal Offset WK
                  II. Trips Bunch
                  III. Slot strong TE Flip
            G. Goal Line
            H. Special Teams
    IV. Team Strengths/Weaknesses
    V. Copyright Information
    
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    I. Introduction
    
    Hello, and welcome to my New York Giants FAQ.  In this guide I will 
    tell you about the strengths and weaknesses of the New York Giants and 
    how to be successful with the team.  If you would like to send me a 
    question or comment, please email me at NYGiantsFAQ@yahoo.com.  
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    II. Team Roster/Breakdown
    
    In this section I will give the New York Giants current roster and give 
    you a breakdown on the players.  The rosters here may be a little off 
    from the game's original rosters, but they can be easily updated 
    manually.
    
    - Quarterbacks - 
    
    1. Eli Manning
    
    Eli Manning is an amazing quarterback and he is the future of the New 
    York Giant franchise.  Eli Manning improves rapidly in the game.  He 
    has great receivers to throw to, so you'll probably run an offense that 
    passes the ball a lot. 
    
    2. Tim Hasselbeck
    
    Tim Hasselbeck is a very good backup quarterback.  His passing power 
    and passing power are good for a backup at 82, but his awareness is 
    very low.  His awareness is only 69, which will trouble players that 
    are new to Madden's new passing system.
    
    3. Jared Lorenzen
    
    Jared Lorenzen is an extremely large quarterback that can wear down 
    defenses when he decides to scramble.  He won't see much playing time 
    in your offense because Manning and Hasselback are very durable. 
    
    - Running backs -
    
    1. Tiki Barber
    
    Tiki Barber is an amazing running back that can get it done on the 
    field.  He is an extremely fast runner who can hit the holes and break 
    tackles for a big gain.  Barber is also a threat while passing the ball 
    too.  He is a great receiver and can go unnoticed by defenders because 
    he is so short.
    
    2. Derrick Ward
    
    Derrick Ward is a very balanced running back.  He doesn't really amaze 
    many, but he will get the job done in short yardage situations.  You 
    can either use Ward or Jacobs here at the second spot on the depth 
    chart, but they usually have the same amount of carries.
    
    3. Brandon Jacobs
    
    Brandon Jacobs is a beastly running back who will power over defenders.  
    Jacobs is great at breaking tackles and is like a future Jerome Bettis 
    in Madden.  He may not be fast, but he definitely makes up for it with 
    his power.
    
    4. Chad Morton
    
    Chad Morton won't see much time as a running back for the New York 
    Giants.  However, he is a very good punt returner, which is where he 
    sees most of his action.
    
    - Fullbacks -
    
    1. Jim Finn
    
    Jim Finn is a good blocker out of the backfield for Tiki Barber and Eli 
    Manning, but isn't much of a rusher.  Jim Finn is pretty slow and 
    really lacks skills at breaking tackles, which is important for a 
    fullback.  You may want to sign a free agent with better rushing skills 
    and switch them around during the game.
    
    - Wide Receivers - 
    
    1. Plaxico Burress
    
    Plaxico Burress is a great target for quarterback Eli Manning, who is 
    still getting a feel for the New York offense.  Plax is a very tall 
    receiver and can make amazing catches.  He also has a high jump rating, 
    which is good for you in the red zone.
    
    2. Amani Toomer
    
    Amani Toomer is an aging wide receiver and should be replaced as soon 
    as possible.  His stats will decrease rapidly as the seasons go on.  He 
    should be able to hold up for one more season, but I would definitely 
    try to make a move during free agency or during the draft.  
    
    3. Tim Carter
    
    Tim Carter is a fast receiver that can make big plays.  He isn't really 
    that consistent and shouldn't be your replacement for Amani Toomer.  
    Carter is good as a number three receiver.
    
    4. David Tyree
    
    David Tyree won't receive much time as a receiver on the Giants, 
    although he has potential.  He is mainly used on special teams, which 
    is where he really excels.
    
    5. Jamaar Taylor
    
    Jamaar Taylor is a speedy receiver that isn't afraid to get physical 
    going up against the defense.  He doesn't catch the ball that well, but 
    that can be improved on in training camp.
    
    6. Willie Ponder
    
    Willie Ponder is an amazing kick returner.  He's one of the best 
    returners in the NFL and should have a spot on your team no matter 
    what.  He may not be an amazing receiver, but he is a great contributor 
    on special teams.
    
    - Tight End -
    
    1. Jeremy Shockey
    
    Jeremy Shockey is one of the best tight ends in the league and there 
    isn't a weakness in his game.  Shockey is a physical receiver who can 
    run over defenders and finish off catches for a touchdown with his 
    speed.  He also jumps very well and can go up against some of the 
    game's finest receivers.
    
    2. Visanthe Shiancoe
    
    Visanthe Shiancoe is a decent backup for Jeremy Shockey. Shiancoe is 
    good in formations that use two tight ends and he can be a threat while 
    on the goal line.
    
    3. Sean Berton
    
    Sean Berton is a very good blocker. He is usually played on special 
    teams because he is a very aggressive player.
    
    - Left Tackle -
    
    1. Luke Petitgout
    
    Luke Petitgout is an experienced lineman for the Giants, but still 
    manages to make rookie mistakes on the field.  He is both an effective 
    pass blocker and run blocker, but can cause problems for you when you 
    try to put together a drive down the field.
    
    2. Bob Whitfield
    
    Bob Whitfield is an adequate backup for Luke Petitgout.  He provides 
    the leadership that Petitgout lacks for offensive lineman.  Whitfield 
    is a better run blocker then he is a pass blocker, so you may want to 
    use him on the goal line.  He would be a great blocker for Brandon 
    Jacobs to pound the ball into the end zone.
    
    - Right Tackle -
    
    1. Kareem McKenzie
    
    Kareem McKenzie is the unspoken leader of the New York Giant offense.  
    McKenzie provides good blocking for Eli Manning and Tiki Barber and he 
    should be credited for a part of their success.
    
    2. Bob Whitfield
    
    Bob Whitfield is an adequate backup for Kareem McKenzie.  Whitfield is 
    a better run blocker then he is a pass blocker, so you may want to use 
    him on the goal line.  He would be a great blocker for Brandon Jacobs 
    to pound the ball into the end zone.
    
    - Center -
    
    1. Shaun O'Hara
    
    Shaun O'Hara provides decent blocking as the Center for the New York.  
    O'Hara is able to pick up blitzes from charging linebackers, which is 
    vital to the offense. 
    
    2. Jason Whittle
    
    Jason Whittle is an above average lineman that can provide your team 
    with good blocking when Shaun O'Hara is not able to play.  I would not 
    use him as a starter, though.
    
    - Left Guard -
    
    1. David Diehl
    
    David Diehl is an up and coming offensive lineman that can become one 
    of the NFL's finest in a few years.  He is still young and will 
    progress well.  Diehl is already a good offensive lineman, and we've 
    yet to see the best to come.  Diehl will also make mistakes, but that 
    is to be expected with a player that has only a year of experience.
    
    2. Rich Seubret
    
    Rich Seubret is an amazing backup for David Diehl.  Seubret provides 
    depth to the Giants' offensive line.  Seubret isn't much off a pass 
    blocker, but is a good run blocker.  Seubret can be used as a starter 
    if David Diehl is injured, but I wouldn't rely on Seubret for a full 
    season.
    
    - Right Guard -
    
    1. Chris Snee
    
    Chris Snee, who happens to be the Grandson of head coach Tom Coughlin, 
    is also a young offensive lineman on the rise.  Chris Snee also has 
    more potential then the left guard he lines up with, David Diehl. Chris 
    Snee is an amazing run blocker and is also good at blocking for the 
    Giants' quarterback, Eli Manning.
    
    2. Jason Whittle
    
    Jason Whittle is an above average lineman that can provide your team 
    with good blocking when Chris Snee is not able to play.  I would not 
    use him as a starter, though.  Chris Snee has a bright future as a 
    right guard on the New York Giants.
    
    - Left End - 
    
    1. Michael Strahan
    
    Michael Strahan is arguably one of the greatest defensive ends the NFL 
    has seen and is without a doubt the anchor of the Giants' defense.  He 
    is still a great force on the line and I would keep him as a Giant 
    until he retires, no matter what the price is. 
    
    2. Adrian Awasom
    
    Adrian Awasom is extremely inexperienced and probably will not see any 
    playing time at all for you during the regular season.  
    
    - Right End - 
    
    1. Osi Umenyiora
    
    Osi Umenyiora is an exciting player to have on your football team.  
    Umenyiora is a quick defensive end that WILL be on the top of the NFL 
    in a few years.  Not only does Umenyiora get many sacks, he also puts 
    pressure on the quarterback to set up sacks for the Giants other 
    defensive end, Michael Strahan.
    
    2. Justin Tuck
    
    Justin Tuck is a talented defensive end, but won't see much time as a 
    starter on the Giants.  You may want to move Tuck to defensive tackle 
    if you want him to progress faster.  He will be ready to replace 
    Michael Strahan then, once he retires.
    
    3. Eric Moore
    
    Eric Moore is a below average defensive end who probably will never see 
    any playing time on your team.  Eric Moore is mainly used for depth on 
    the line in case of injuries.
    
    - Defensive Tackle -
    
    1. Kendrick Clancy
    
    Kendrick Clancy is an average defensive tackle that will not amaze many 
    people.  Defensive tackle is one of the Giants' few weaknesses, as I 
    also mention in my Draft FAQ.  
    
    2. William Joseph
    
    William Joseph seemed to be considered a draft bust by many, but this 
    may be his season to break out and emerge in the Giants' defense.  He 
    should see time as a starter with Kendrick Clancy.  If he isn't meeting 
    your expectations after the first season, I would recommend that you 
    find a replacement.  If you can't find a replacement you can use Fred 
    Robbins.
    
    3. Fred Robbins
    
    Fred Robbins may see some time in your offense if William Joseph begins 
    to struggle.  Robbins has more experience in the league and can help 
    you out if Joseph fails for you.  Another option you have is to play 
    both players and substitute them throughout the game.
    
    4. Kenderick Allen
    
    Kenderick Allen won't see much time on the field as a New York Giant 
    because of the three talented defensive tackles ahead of him on the 
    depth chart.  Allen is big in size at 6'6" and weighing in at 315 
    pounds, and that is one of his strong points.
    
    5. Damane Duckett
    
    Damane Duckett is a very touch defensive tackle who will need to work 
    hard to see playing time.  Duckett may have more potential than Allen, 
    so you may want to judge the winner of this battle in preseason.
    
    - Left Outside Linebacker -
    
    1. Carlos Emmons
    
    Carlos Emmons is an established linebacker in the NFL, and he is a 
    great run stopper.  Emmons also has the speed to drop back into 
    coverage and defend the pass.
    
    2. Barrett Breen
    
    Barrett Green is a quick linebacker that can put a large amount of 
    pressure on any quarterback in the league.  Green is currently injured, 
    which is why he is second on the depth chart.  Once he is healthy you 
    may want to move him to the ROLB position.
    
    - Middle Linebacker -
    
    1. Antonio Pierce
    
    Antonio Pierce is an electrifying linebacker that is just reaching the 
    prime of his career.  Pierce is a good all-around linebacker that can 
    get to the quarterback and bring him down.  Pierce is very underrated 
    and he is a valuable addition to any team.
    
    2. Chase Blackburn
    
    Chase Blackburn is an impressive player, for an undrafted rookie.  
    Blackburn won't see much playing time, though.  The Giants have a 
    talented linebacking corps and Blackburn's main purpose if for depth at 
    the position.
    
    - Right Outside Linebacker -
    
    1. Reggie Torbor
    
    Reggie Torbor is a young player and much was never expected of him.  
    Torbor has proved many people wrong with his excellent play.  Torbor 
    deserves a spot on the team.  He needs some work on his tackling 
    skills, though.
    
    2. Nick Greisen
    
    Nick Greisen is a valuable asset for the New York Giants.  He can play 
    any of the linebacker positions well, and he also contributes on 
    special teams.  Greisen is a very strong tackler and is about average 
    for most of his other skills.
    
    - Cornerbacks -
    
    1. Will Allen
    
    Will Allen is a very fast cornerback that can keep stride with any of 
    today's wide receivers.  He keeps his eye on the receiver most of the 
    time, though and doesn't concentrate on where the ball is.  Allen 
    doesn't get many interceptions because of this.  Will Allen is also a 
    very weak tackler.
    
    2. William Peterson
    
    William Peterson is a reliable cornerback for the Giants.  Peterson is 
    a much stronger tackler than Allen, although he lacks the speed that 
    Will Allen has.  William Peterson will also see a few more injuries 
    than Allen.
    
    3. Curtis Deloatch
    
    Curtis Deloatch is a reliable cornerback for use when Allen or Peterson 
    are hurt.  Deloatch will have to fight for his third string spot, 
    though.  
    
    4. Corey Webster
    
    Corey Webster is a great cornerback who has the ability to break open 
    the game in a matter of seconds.  Webster will force many 
    interceptions.  Webster lacks the speed most cornerbacks have, which 
    gives Curtis Deloatch the edge.
    
    5. Frank Walker
    
    Frank Walker is a talented cornerback, but has been in Tom Coughlin's 
    dog house since he was arrested.  Walker can compete with both Deloatch 
    and Webster for the job as third string cornerback.  Walker is like 
    Corey Webster, he lacks speed, but makes up for it with his ability to 
    force turnovers.
    
    - Strong Safety -
    
    1. Gibril Wilson 
    
    Gibril Wilson is a talented young safety that also has the ability to 
    change games by forcing turnovers.  Wilson lacks the ability to lay a 
    punishing hit on wide receivers, though.  If you work on Wilson's 
    tackling ability during training camp he will become a great safety for 
    you.
    
    2. Shaun Williams
    
    Shaun Williams is a very overrated safety that is injured very often.  
    Williams had potential to become a good safety, but injuries ruined his 
    shot of becoming a very special player.  One of Shaun Williams' 
    strengths is that he has is that he can pack a big hit on receivers, 
    which is something Gibril Wilson has problems with.
    
    3. James Butler
    
    James Butler is a decent safety that doesn't have much potential with 
    the Giants.  The Giants already have a somewhat talented secondary, so 
    there isn't much of a need for him.  Butler provides good depth though 
    for the secondary.  James Butler is a strong safety in real life, but 
    you will need to move him over to free safety in order to meet roster 
    requirements.
    
    - Free Safety -
    
    1. Brent Alexander
    
    Brent Alexander is an experienced player that has been productive for 
    the New York Giants.  Alexander is also durable and can pack a hit on 
    receiver.  Another one of Brent Alexander's strengths is his speed.  He 
    is quick compared to some of the other safeties around the league.
    
    - Kicker -
    
    1. Jay Feely
    
    Jay Feely is a powerful kicker that can make many long field goals.  He 
    needs to improve his accuracy a little, but is still an amazing kicker.  
    Jay Feely is a very valuable player for the New York Giants' special 
    teams.
    
    - Punter -
    
    1. Jeff Feagles
    
    Jeff Feagles is an experienced punter that is extremely accurate 
    punter.  He lacks the power that he once had, but that can be improved 
    in training camp.  Feagles still has the ability to place the ball 
    inside of the twenty yard line, easily.
    
    - Kick Returner -
    
    1. Willie Ponder
    
    Willie Ponder is an electrifying kick returner and he is one of the 
    best throughout in the league.  Ponder does a good job finding the hole 
    to run through, and he has the speed to take it to the house for a 
    touchdown.
    
    2. Derrick Ward
    3. Chad Morton
    
    - Punt Returner -
    
    1. Chad Morton
    
    Chad Morton is a great punt returner that has been doing his job for a 
    while now.
    
    2. Curtis Deloatch
    3. Corey Webster
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    III. Playbook Breakdown
    
    Here is the entire New York Giants offensive playbook.  I've separated 
    the playbook by its formations to make it easier to read.
    
    A. Singleback
    
    - I - Singleback Big
    
    Giant Cross Ups
    HB Blast
    Shockey Option
    Dual TE Flat
    HB Dive
    PA Waggle
    FL Hook
    Giants 25 Counter
    FL Corner
    HB Smash
    PA HB Curl
    Split Belly
    HB Power
    Post Flags
    QB Sneak
    
    This formation is mainly used for rushing the ball.  There are also 
    some good play action plays here.  You should try to find Jeremy 
    Shockey on play action plays.  Shockey is almost always able to jump up 
    and get the ball for the reception.
    
    - II - Singleback Big Wing
    
    TE Cross
    HB Counter
    TE Option in
    PA Rollout
    HB Blunt Dive
    PA Boot Comeback
    TE Corner
    HB Cutback
    HB Swing
    HB Dive
    PA TE Corner
    HB Draw
    HB Slant 18
    Dual TE Flat
    HB Stretch
    
    This formation is also used for rushing the ball a lot.  You should 
    always try running the ball towards Kareem McKenzie.  McKenzie is a 
    good blocker.
    
    - III - Singleback Twin TE
    
    WR Drag
    HB Counter WK
    TE Under
    PA FL Stretch
    HB Slant 18
    Ace TE Drag
    PA Rollout
    HB Belly weak
    Toomer Option
    PA Middle
    HB Draw
    TE Stick
    
    This formation is more of a passing formation.  There is an extra tight 
    end in for blocking purposes.  There are a lot of good routes for Amani 
    Toomer in this formation.
    
    - IV - Singleback Normal Slot
    
    Curl Flats
    HB Dive
    Slot Swings
    TE Shallow
    Giants 25 Counter
    Plaxico Option
    PA Comeback
    HB Slam
    HB Screen
    Slants
    HB Counter Trap
    Slant Attack
    PA Dbl
    HB Slant 18
    QB Rollout
    
    You should use this playbook for short passing plays.  Plaxico Burress 
    is open a lot while using these plays.
    
    - V - Singleback Slot Strong
    
    TE Flat Slant
    HB Slant 18
    Shockey Option
    Slot Hitch
    HB Blunt Dive
    PA waggle
    SE Cross
    HB Sprint
    Play Action
    PA HB Curl
    HB Power
    WR Drag
    WR Post
    HB Smash
    Twin Cuts
    Slot Cross
    HB Draw
    Cross Up
    
    This is a very good formation, both passing and rushing wise.  This is 
    a good passing formation to send Jeremy Shockey long.  Plaxico Burress 
    will also get open a lot.
    
    - VI - Singleback 4 WR Flex
    
    Giants Smash
    Giants 22 Counter
    Slot Shallow
    Toomer 2 out
    HB Draw
    Barber Option
    PA Drop in
    HB Cutback
    Toomer Option
    Slants
    HB Dive
    Criss Cross
    
    This is obviously a passing formation since there are four wide 
    receivers lined up.  You may want to rush the ball too because it will 
    fool the opposing defense.
    
    - VII - Singleback Flip Trips
    
    SE Wheel
    HB Draw
    Flood Fight
    Drive
    HB Counter Trap
    Slant Attack
    Angle
    HB Toss Crack
    Curl Flat
    
    This playbook is used for short yardage gains.  There are various 
    running plays that can be used for first downs.
    
    - VIII - Singleback Empty 4 WR
    
    Hitch Corner
    Slot Screen
    TE Post
    Cross Corner
    TE Screen
    WR Clearouts
    Slot Crosses
    Outside Posts
    FL Deep Curl
    Quick Curls
    Curl Flats
    TE Drag
    Quick Screen
    Slot Zig wts
    TE Wheel
    
    This is a passing formation that is used to attempt a long pass.  There 
    are a lot of post routes, so you'll need to make sure you get the ball 
    thrown up high.
    
    B. I Formation
    
    - I - I Form Normal
    
    PA TE Post
    Giants 24 Lead
    Burress Option
    HB Middle
    HB Misdirection
    PA Clearout
    HB Slam
    PA FB Streak
    HB Sweep Strong
    HB Lead Dive
    PA FB Flat
    Fake HB Toss
    Plaxico Reverse
    Shockey Option
    HB Slash
    Deep Cross
    FB Dive
    Finn Option
    
    While you use the I-Formation you will almost always rush the ball.  
    You shouldn't try any of the reverses in this playbook because they 
    almost never work.  
    
    - II - I Form Twin WR
    
    HB Lead Dive
    Shockey Option
    Off Tackle
    TE Post
    HB Blast
    PA FB Up
    Quick Outs
    HB Draw
    FB Flare
    Giants Wheel
    HB Toss
    Weak Flood
    
    This formation should be used for short passing gains and rushing 
    plays.  This is a good formation to use your fullback, Jim Finn.  
    
    - III - I Form Close 
    
    Flanker Drive
    HB Sweep
    PA TE Corner
    Giants 24 Lead
    PA End Around
    End Around
    PA Clearout
    HB Counter WK
    Mid Cross
    PA Waggle
    HB Lead Dive
    Deep Over
    FB Flare
    HB Counter
    Burress Option
    
    You should use the I Form Close formation for rushing the fooball.  The 
    play "Giants 24 Lead" is very effective.  While using this play you 
    should gain at least five yards.
    
    - IV - I Form Twin TE
    
    HB Lead
    PA FB Fist
    FB Dive Strong
    Short Slants
    HB Slam
    PA HB Curl
    HB Lead Toss
    FB Flare
    HB Counter Str.
    
    You should use this formation for play action plays.  When you come out 
    in the I formation many defenses expect a running play.  You should a 
    play action play here and dump the ball off to Shockey quickly.
    
    C. Fullhouse
    
    - I - Normal Wide
    
    HB Dive
    PA Middle
    Counter Lead
    Fake Dive Pitch
    WR Dbl Shake
    FB Slam
    HB Draw
    Curls
    HB Slam
    HB Smash
    HB Screen
    HB Sweep
    
    This formation looks like a passing formation once you line up, but its 
    strength is definitely rushing the ball.  The secondary is usually 
    playing back and you can pull off a big run.
    
    D. Strong I
    
    - I - Strong I Normal
    
    FB Dive
    PA Rollout
    HB Dive Weak
    Barber Option
    HB Blast
    PA Counter Flat
    Shockey Option
    HB Sweep
    TE Corner
    HB Draw
    PA Slide
    HB Off Tackle
    
    You should use this formation rush the ball outside.  The Giants' wide 
    receivers do a good job at run blocking and will be able to open up a 
    hole for Tiki Barber.
    
    - II - Strong I Twin WR
    
    FB Dive
    PA Slot Drag
    HB Lead Blast
    WR Streak
    Counter Weak
    Quick Drag
    PA WR Cross
    HB Sweep
    WR Smash
    
    You should use this formation for passing.  There are a lot of plays 
    here where Plaxico Burress is open for a huge amount of yardage.  If 
    you use play action and send Burress long he will almost always be 
    open.
    
    E. Weak I
    
    - I - Weak I Normal
    
    Shockey Option
    Off Tackle WK
    PA Waggle
    Bunch
    HB Dive
    TE Fade
    WR Deep Posts
    Double Counter
    PA TE Post
    Toss Weak
    Burress Option
    HB Draw
    
    This formation should be used for running the ball.  The passing plays 
    in the playbook don't always work that well.  Jeremy Shockey is used a 
    lot as a receiving tight end in this formation.
    
    - II - Weak I Twin TE
    
    Counter Trap
    PA Waggle
    HB Gut
    Rollout Strg.
    HB Dive
    PA Boot Lt
    TE Drag
    FB Power
    WR Cross
    
    This formation should be used for rushing the ball and using play 
    action.  The Giants are one of the best teams in the league at 
    executing the play action, which is why I highly recommend it.
    
    F. Shotgun
    
    - I - Shotgun Normal Offset WK
    
    Burress Option
    HB Middle Draw
    FL Curl
    HB Go
    Short Attack
    WR Over
    WR Drag
    HB Sweep
    Slant Hook
    FL Drag
    HB Screen
    FL Hook
    
    This formation should be used for short passes.  The play "FL hook" is 
    a very good play that works 90% of the time.
    
    - II - Shotgun Trips Bunch
    
    Burress Option
    HB Mid Draw
    Flanker Drive
    Slants Slot Flat
    HB Screen
    Greenside drag
    Switch Special
    Inside Post
    518 Hook
    
    This formation should be used for passing the ball outside.  If you're 
    getting good protection from your line you may want to try the play "HB 
    Screen."  If your offensive line can get off a few blocks you can get a 
    huge gain.
    
    - III - Shotgun Slot Strong TE Flip
    
    Drag Combo
    Inside Attack
    Deep Dig
    Slot Under
    HB Mid Draw
    Hi Lo Read
    Burress Option
    HB Screen
    Slant Attack
    WR Hooks
    HB Draw
    WR Post
    
    This formation should be used for long passing plays.  You should try 
    to get the ball to Plaxico Burress while using these plays because he 
    is a tall receiver that can jump up to make the reception.
    
    G. Goal Line
    
    QB Sneak
    PA TE Drag
    HB Dive
    HB Smash
    PA TE Option
    Strong Toss
    HB Off Tackle
    PA TE Corner
    HB Pitch
    FB Dive
    FB Fake HB Toss
    HB Sting
    
    This formation is usually used to pound the ball into the end zone with 
    rookie runningback, Brandon Jacobs.  One play I really like in this 
    formation is "PA TE Corner."  Your tight end will almost always open.
    
    H. Special Teams
    
    Fake FG Pass
    Field Goal
    Fake FG Run
    Spike Ball
    QB Kneel
    Fake Spike
    Fake Punt Pass
    Punt
    RB Direct Snap
    Max Prot. Punt
    Max Prot. Pass
    Max Cover Punt
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    IV. Team Strengths/Weaknesses
    
    - New York Giants' Strengths -
    
    The New York Giants have an extremely strong offense which is one of 
    the best in the league.  Tiki Barber is a great runningback who rushes 
    for about one hundred yards every game.  Barber is also a receiving 
    threat out of the backfield.  You should try screen passes to Barber on 
    second and short.  
    
    Another strength for the New York Giants is there tight end, Jeremy 
    Shockey.  Shockey is an extremely valuable player for the Giants 
    because he can do it all.  The tight end out of Miami is a great 
    blocker for the young, progressing star, Eli Manning.  Shockey also 
    makes a big target for Eli Manning to throw to, especially in the red 
    zone.
    
    One more strength of the New York Giants is there defensive line.  The 
    Giants have some of the strongest defensive ends in the league in 
    Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyioura.  These two big men put a lot of 
    pressure on the opposing cornerback and cause them to make mistakes by 
    turning the ball over.
    
    - New York Giants' Weaknesses - 
    
    One of the Giants big weaknesses is their secondary.  The Giants 
    secondary allows a lot of passing yards each game, even to quarterbacks 
    that aren't that good.  The Giants have good players in the secondary; 
    it's just that they make to many mistakes.  I would try to get a new 
    free safety during the off-season of your franchise.
    
    Another weakness the Giants have is their wide receiver corps.  The 
    Giants have good receivers in Jeremy Shockey and Plaxico Burress, but 
    after that they don't really have any good receivers.  Amani Toomer's 
    stats decrease rapidly as the seasons go on and Tim Carter is very 
    inconsistent.  You should try to find a young wide receiver during the 
    off-season to replace Amani Toomer, whether he's from free agency or 
    the draft.
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