Larry Donnell may be one of the overlooked pieces of the Giants' offensive options, at least to the outside world, but the pass-catching tight end is confident he and his teammates will not be so easily ignored this season.
"It's explosive," Donnell told Newsday of the weapons the Giants boast. "You just look at us and the things we've done and the things we're capable of doing and it's scary. Once we start clicking and get everything rolling, it's going to be a sight to see."
So far this preseason, it hasn't. The Giants were unable to move the ball against the Bengals and Eli Manning did not complete a pass to any of his wide receivers. On Saturday the Giants will be without Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle, two of those key ingredients in the arsenal.
Donnell isn't dissuaded by the unimpressive preseason so far.
"We have talent," he said. "I believe we have one of the best offenses in the NFL. We just have to come together and make it all click and all be on one accord. I think we'll be fine."
Donnell isn't alone in that thinking. Randle recently said he thinks the receivers on the team will be close to unstoppable. And running back Andre Williams said earlier in camp that he thinks the Giants are going to ride their offense all the way to the Super Bowl.
That's not as ridiculous to Donnell as it may be to others who point to the Giants' two-straight losing seasons and absence from the playoffs for the past three years. In fact, Donnell, Randle and Williams have combined to appear in zero postseason games.
Donnell didn't make the kind of brash prediction Williams made, but it's clear he is thinking similar thoughts.
"The goal is to win the Super Bowl," he said. "The first step is to take it game by game, get to the playoffs, and of course go to the big show. That's the goal every year."
This year, with this offense, it feels to the Giants like that might be within reach.