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RoanokeFan
06-18-2012, 10:13 PM
WILL THE GIANTS STILL USE THEIR THREE SAFETY PACKAGE IN 2012? (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/18/will-the-new-york-giants-still-utilize-their-three-safety-package/)

"Although safety Deon Grant was a starter for the New York Giants in last
year's <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Super Bowl" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/super-bowl/" rel="tag nofollow">Super
Bowl</a>, General Manager <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jerry Reese" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/" rel="tag nofollow">Jerry
Reese</a> has so far decided not to bring back the 13 year veteran out of Tennessee (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tennessee/)
for the upcoming season. Grant was a veteran leader on the field; and even took
on the role as defensive signal caller while Michael Boley was injured last
season. However, father time takes his toll on everyone, and DeonGrant is no
exception.


With Grant most likely out of the picture, many have speculated that we have
seen the last of Defensive Coordinator <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Perry Fewell" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/perry-fewell/" rel="tag nofollow">Perry
Fewell</a>'sinnovative three safety packages. However, Fewell disputes this
notion. He recently stated the following:</p>
<blockquote>


"We are just going to wait and see," Fewell said. "Obviously, we like that
particular package, and we don't want to lose that package. We think that is
valuable for us. But with the additions of these linebackers that we have, we
can be a little bit more creative, we think. And so we just have to find out who
goes where, who can learn the best, and then we will take it from
there."</p></blockquote>


Last season, the three safety package was used mainly because of a rash of
injuries in the secondary. With no true nickel corner, the team had no choice
but to put <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Antrel Rolle" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/antrel-rolle/" rel="tag nofollow">Antrel
Rolle</a>in man coverage against slot receivers. This necessitated having
another free safety to put on the field and take on Rolle's traditional pass
coverage responsibilities. DeonGrant was more than serviceablein filling that
need.</p>


This season, however, there is considerable depth in the secondary.
Cornerback's <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Prince Amukamara" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/prince-amukamara/" rel="tag nofollow">Prince
Amukamara</a>, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jayron Hosley" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jayron-hosley/" rel="tag nofollow">Jayron
Hosley</a>, Justin Tryon, and Antwuan Molden are all competing for roster spots;
and it is more than likely that one of them will be used as a nickel cornerback.
We could even see one of them moved to safety. Furthermore, do not be surprised
to see second year player <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Tyler Sash" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/tyler-sash/" rel="tag nofollow">Tyler
Sash</a> take a step forward this season.</p>


Needless to say, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Perry Fewell" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/perry-fewell/" rel="tag nofollow">Perry
Fewell</a> will have a lot of options in the defensive backfield throughout the
2012 campaign. The influx of healthy defensive backs, as well as having a more
experienced and athletic linebacker core will enable him to be extremely
creative in utilizing personnel. While it is hard to see how Big Blue would
still use the three safety look, it has been effective in the past. Therefore,
look for <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Perry Fewell" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/perry-fewell/" rel="tag nofollow">Perry
Fewell</a> to find creative ways to utilize three safeties at the same time on
the defensive side of the ball this season; however, do not expect to see it
used in the same fashion as it was in 2011."</p>

embeshAtYa
06-19-2012, 11:13 AM
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

G-Man67
06-19-2012, 11:31 AM
i think you will see the same package technically, but you might have different players stepping into the Grant role (i.e. Rivers or J. Williams or even T. Thomas ... rather than Sash)</P>

NYGRealityCheck
06-19-2012, 06:47 PM
I agree with the article.

The Giants were pretty much forced to with the injuries suffered at the CB position last season. This time around, they have a healthy CB core for now. We're still only in June.

Assuming the CBs stay healthy past preseason...

I think it'll still be used in some certain situations but definitely not as frequent as last season. I expect the Giants to flex some CB muscle.

giantsfan39
06-19-2012, 06:52 PM
I think it will be much rarer not only due to 3 CB sets but I think we will have 3 LBs on the field more often too.

It was innovative in that it allowed us to cover up weaknesses but it isn't the ideal set.

BeatYale
06-19-2012, 08:59 PM
I think it will be much rarer not only due to 3 CB sets but I think we will have 3 LBs on the field more often too.

It was innovative in that it allowed us to cover up weaknesses but it isn't the ideal set.


League wide, 56-60% of the snaps last season were 3 WR formations. The remaining 40-44% comprised of all the other possible formations/personel packages.

If this trend continues, this upcoming season again will have a lot of teams using their Nickle personel package more than their 4-3 or 3-4 or any other set.

gmen0820
06-20-2012, 10:14 AM
Very flexible package. Flexibility is nice.

Diamondring
06-21-2012, 06:42 PM
I will say yes.

miked1958
06-21-2012, 08:25 PM
I agree with the article.

The Giants were pretty much forced to with the injuries suffered at the CB position last season. This time around, they have a healthy CB core for now. We're still only in June.

Assuming the CBs stay healthy past preseason...

I think it'll still be used in some certain situations but definitely not as frequent as last season. I expect the Giants to flex some CB muscle.Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh.. Let's not say it to loud