The Giants 1928 season was disappointing after the championship season before it. Earl Potteiger continued coaching after his success in the previous season. Big blue once again led the league in yards, but failed to put up points, and their opponents nearly doubled their scoring. They lost team leader Doc Alexander, starters Chuck Corgan, Dick Stahlman, Phil White, and Doug Wycoff. Mara made a few acquisitions such as lineman Hec Garvey, tackle Rudy Rosatti, and backs Mule Wilson, Bruce Caldwell, and Ox Eckhardt. But that alongside the continued rushing success of Hinkey Haines wasn’t enough, and the Giants finished with a sub-par 4-7-2 record, 6th of 10 NFL teams. At the end of the 1928 season, Tim Mara purchased the Detroit Wolverines (who had defeated the Giants, and held them to a tie) to secure ownership over their emerging star tailback/quarterback Benny Friedman (photographed rushing against the Giants above; November 11th, 1928). Friedman was to replace a faltering Jack McBride and give the team some much needed offensive power.