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Giants legend Lawrence Taylor believes New York lacks an identity

Lawrence Taylor, Giants

The New York Giants are a mess.

They have lost nine straight games to fall to 2-11 on the season and are about to miss the playoffs for the third straight season. Injuries have ravaged the roster, and Pat Shurmur looks like he is coaching his final days in New York.

So, what is the biggest problem with the Giants?

Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor appeared on Good Morning Football this week and said that he thinks the most prominent issue with his former club is that it lacks an identity, and he makes a great point.

New York isn’t good on either side of the ball right now. It has offensive talent in youngsters like Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, and Evan Engram, but it has been unable to consistently put up points.

Defensively? The Giants have been an unmitigated disaster and have even made some miserable offenses—like the New York Jets—look good.

For a guy in Taylor who won two Super Bowls in New York, seeing the Giants flounder for the third straight year has to be painful.

The good news is that there does appear to be a light at the end of the tunnel, as Jones seems like very worthy successor to Eli Manning, and Barkley—when healthy—is one of the NFL’s best running backs.

Still, it’s obvious that Big Blue has a long way to go before legitimately contending, even if it plays in the NFC East, which is widely recognized as the most pitiful division in the league.