The restructuring of the New York Giants coaching staff, including the signing of defensive coordinator James Bettcher from the Cardinals, will likely shift the team's scheme from the 4-3 set they ran with Steve Spagnuolo to a 3-4.


Instead of the typical pass-rushing edge defenders and standard strongside-weakside-middle linebacker setup as their base, the G-Men will need edge guys who can both rush and drop back into coverage with ease while playing out of a two-point stance.


That need contributes to the recently-reported decision to re-sign versatile end Kerry Wynn.

The 27-year-old Wynn has appeared in 49 games during his four-year career in New York, and has played as a hybrid end/linebacker throughout his time in the league. 


With Jonathan Casillas and Keenan Robinson likely to depart as free agents and 26-year-old Devon Kennard signing with the Detroit Lions, the linebacker position has been a major priority for the Giants this offseason.


The additions of ​Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin are welcome, but grabbing Wynn as a depth option will give Bettcher plenty of versatility in a defense that severely underperformed in 2017.