Giants' Pass Rush Comes Up Lame In Loss To Cincinnati
Excerpt: "The New York Giants defense is built on the pass rush. Jason Pierre-Paul,Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck are key cogs in a unit that has relied heavily upon turnovers to keep them in games. Part of forcing those turnovers is putting pressure on the quarterback, which was a notably absent aspect of Big Blue's pathetic effort yesterday in Cincinnati. The Giants had zero sacks on the day. The ineffective pass rush was not the only ailment the Giants had yesterday, but it is perhaps the most worrisome.
In Week nine, the Bengals allowed the Denver Broncos to sack the quarterback five times. Andy Dalton was skittish in the pocket, he did not correctly identify blitz packages and the offensive line was blown off the ball by Von Miller and Co. The Giants were not playing an All-Pro caliber offensive line this weekend, nor were they going up against the second-coming of Joe Montana under center. This was a mediocre to below average offense that scored 31 points on the defending Super Bowl Champion's defense.
Furthermore, the Giants have no handle on why they have been underperforming as of late. Defensive end Justin Tuck says that the team needs to keep plugging away in practice. However, that line is getting old and the results need to show on the field sooner rather than later." Read more...