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  • Corey Webster says Giants DBs plan to be more aggressive on Sunday

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...s_plan_to.html

    When Corey Webster watches tape of the Giants’ season-opening loss, he sees a Giants secondary that wasn’t primed to stop the Cowboys’ quick passing attack. “We weren’t aggressive. We weren’t putting our hands on them,” the veteran cornerback said. “I didn’t do it myself, (and) as a team, we were just kind of passive, kind of letting them dictate what they wanted to do to us. That’s not how we’ve been successful around here. That’s not how we’ve been successful the last couple of games around here.”
    The stats explain Webster’s point: Quarterback Tony Romo passed for 307 yards and three touchdowns, with a season-best 75.9 percent completion rate. Kevin Ogletree looked like a Pro Bowler, with eight catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns -- while he has just 134 receiving yards in the five games since.
    There were reasons for the Giants’ less-aggressive play in that game. Prince Amukamara was sidelined with a high ankle sprain, and Michael Coe, who started opposite Webster, could not finish the game due to a hamstring injury. Jayron Hosley, the nickel corner, was playing in the first regular-season game of his pro career.
    But in the weeks since, the Giants have adjusted, as Webster indicated. Though the secondary has been without safety Kenny Phillips, sidelined with a knee injury, the unit has still found cohesion, players say. That’s given the cornerbacks the chance to play more aggressively.
    “I don’t think the defense was designed for us to do it. We were doing a lot of bailing, a lot of running off,” Webster said, referring to earlier in the season. “We’ve changed things. More press coverage, we’re pressing a little bit more now, and I think that’s helping.”
    Amukamara said the change happened around the Week 4 Eagles game. Webster, who prefers to play in press coverage, said defensive coordinator Perry Fewell saw him pressing a lot on the back side, “so that’s kind of how it just happened.”
    The cornerbacks have the freedom to press within certain defensive calls, which they have taken advantage of, but both Webster and Amukamara said the coaches have also been using more of such coverages.
    Romo and the Cowboys can get the ball out quickly -- Romo is averaging 2.69 seconds from snap to release this season, according to football statistics web site Pro Football Focus -- and did so against the Giants in Week 1. The Giants think more aggressive play this time around can help.
    “We hope that if we do press, that it can disrupt the timing,” Amukamara said. “(The Cowboys) completed a lot of short passes, a lot of slants, so we’ve definitely been breaking down that film. We’ve been putting in coverages that allow us to be a little bit more aggressive.”
    The slants gave Giants a headache in Week 1, leading coach Tom Coughlin to groan, “like we’ve never seen a slant before.” Ogletree ran many of those slants, and also beat Webster on a double move for a 40-yard touchdown. Hosley said they are making adjustments and putting in coverages that will allow them to play both of those routes better.
    The changes the Giants secondary has made over the past few weeks, toward more aggressive play, have not gone unnoticed down in Dallas.
    “They’ve gotten better,” Romo said. “They’re doing some stuff that can give you some trouble if you’re not prepared for it. We’re looking into some stuff we’re going to try and do in order to match up. It’ll be a good test for us.”

    Thank god, I know I wasn't the only one who was pissed at how soft the Giants DBs were playing in Week 1.
    Last edited by drewz; 10-24-2012, 10:59 PM.

  • #2
    I've been screaming at them to be more aggressive since last year.
    Mood: WOOF!

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    • #3
      Cool, let them know that so they can take advantage of it. Also, this is the 2nd time CWeb has taken a jab at Fewells defensive strategy. I agree though, we should of been more aggressive.
      WE ALREADY HAVE A GREAT RUNNING BACK:

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      • #4
        It's like every year they forget that C-Web is a press corner and that's the only way he's able to be effective.

        At least PF realized what wasn't working and fixed it.

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        • #5
          I'm hoping they are finally going to play aggressive, including you C-web

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          • #6
            I hope so Webster.... The last thing I want is that punk Dez torching you all over the place

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            • #7
              Im a Fewell supporter, but its about damned time we worked our DBs specialties. Webster turned the corner and went from average to one of the best once we changed to a more aggressive and man/press based system. When we drafted Prince every talking head said his bread and butter was man/press coverage not zone. Hopefully 'aggressive' will translate to press/man

              Yes we've been winning but we're giving up a TON of yards, I know I know im being spoiled
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              • #8
                Webster was at the eye of the storm in that 1st Dallas game. They need to give that D line a chance to drop Romo and the day will be much more fun.

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                • #9
                  Press coverage is the way to beat the quick pass/slant, which is often used against us to neutralize our pass rush.
                  Do not feed the trolls.

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                  • #10
                    the question is do the Boys come out with t he same game plan with quick drops and slants?? Or do they do something dif.
                    I guess they will take what the D gives. I am interested to see how the first few series plays out.....
                    "Measure Twice......Cut Once"
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                    • #11
                      You have to be able to mix it up in the NFL. . .show different looks and keep the offense guessing.

                      If you're a one-trick pony, you're a dead horse.

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                      • #12
                        You know what works best against the man/press DBs? Doubles moves, pump fakes and a scrambling QB, which Dallas can do. It seems like everytime we play them, even in the wins, the secondary blows at least one coverage deep for a TD with no one on a Dez or Austin.
                        WE ALREADY HAVE A GREAT RUNNING BACK:

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                        • #13
                          The good news is that this time sound they have Prince playing. The bad news is I'm not so sure that KP will play.

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                          • #14
                            How come we already played everyone in the NFCE and is about to play our 4th NFCE game when the rest only played 1 and it was against us?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SackingMyths View Post
                              It's like every year they forget that C-Web is a press corner and that's the only way he's able to be effective.

                              At least PF realized what wasn't working and fixed it.
                              which is coach speak for "he can't cover so he has to mug them hoping the pass rush gets there in time"
                              but that's not exactly a military secret...
                              due to the fact that I am from the Woodstock generation ...
                              my opinions may be chemically enhanced and influenced by severe episodes of memory loss

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