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RoanokeFan
06-20-2013, 02:44 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/26317/coach-talk-herrmann-on-linebackers

Excerpt: "With the Giants off until training camp, we're periodically taking a look at what the coaches are saying about how their positions looked this offseason in OTAs.

Herrmann said the most important thing, in the wake of changes to the linebackers group, is developing a cohesive unit. Mathias Kiwanuka (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/9618/mathias-kiwanuka) is moving back to defensive end andChase Blackburn (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/9289/chase-blackburn) and Michael Boley (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8574/michael-boley) are no longer with the team.

"This is basically a new group of guys," Herrmann said recently. "And I think the biggest thing right now is we are going out and learning what to do and competing. To me, the competition is going to keep going and keep going and keep going - which is going to make us all better."

Situational subs: Herrmann was asked whether situations will dictate who plays at linebacker.

Is it possible that Herzlich could start at middle linebacker in some games, based on the opponent's tendencies, and the following week a new starter could be in there against a different type of offense?

"I think that is a big part of the NFL game today," Herrmann said. "It is very situational. It is dictated a lot by the offense - what is the offense running? Who is going to be out there? What are our best matchups? Because the NFL is a game of matchups."

Perhaps the Giants can go with Herzlich, Dan Connor (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/11308/dan-connor) and Aaron Curry (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12452/aaron-curry) at middle linebacker depending on the type of offense they are facing on a given Sunday. In passing situations when the Giants use two linebackers, Fewell could go with Williams, Rivers and/or Paysinger. " Read more...

ny06
06-20-2013, 02:46 PM
In other words the linebacker position is what us fans have known for a few years now. Weak...

Eliscruzzz
06-20-2013, 02:52 PM
Thank God they are moving Kiwi back to DE. One of the biggest mistakes PF has made.

RolleN N CruzN
06-20-2013, 03:39 PM
Second on Kiwi moving back to DE. He was just so lost in space on passing plays. Whoever starts in the middle has to be able to cover the field on passing plays. Connor is probably the better tackler but Herzlich might be the better cover guy.

penguinfarmer
06-20-2013, 03:42 PM
Except Kiwi has been a LB since Spags.

joemorrisforprez
06-20-2013, 04:01 PM
I'm hoping Herzlich steps up, but Curry might pan out as a decent option at MLB. He's physically a powerful dude.....just not good in coverage.

fansince69
06-20-2013, 04:11 PM
Except Kiwi has been a LB since Spags.and it was a way to get him on the field....the first couple years he would have 4th man in the DE rotation...him playing LB put the best players on the field

winstonsalem
06-20-2013, 09:01 PM
In other words the linebacker position is what us fans have known for a few years now. Weak...

lol - prob what perry fewell says too

jomo
06-20-2013, 09:06 PM
In other words the linebacker position is what us fans have known for a few years now. Weak...I couldn't agree with you more NY06. When the LB coach says that the most important thing is to put together a cohesive unit, that is code for "I've got nothing to work with here." Sad but simple truth. :(

joemorrisforprez
06-21-2013, 12:31 AM
I couldn't agree with you more NY06. When the LB coach says that the most important thing is to put together a cohesive unit, that is code for "I've got nothing to work with here." Sad but simple truth. :(

LOL......dude, you didn't get the message board memo....all we need are defensive linemen.

B&RWarrior
06-21-2013, 12:39 AM
Thank God they are moving Kiwi back to DE. One of the biggest mistakes PF has made.

I bet you weren't saying that in that Atlanta playoff game in 2011 when he was blowing up running plays like a beast.

I didn't like the move either, but at the time we had Tuck playing like Tuck and JPP/ Osi at the other side. We were just trying to get our best players on the field. He looked like a stud as long as they ran the ball, but he was awful in pass coverage.

kfelgigiants
06-21-2013, 05:31 PM
sign desmond bishop!