BIG GAME - WILL FEWELL REVERT TO A COWARDLY DEFENSE
Antonio Pierce was dead on in a recent statement:
“I’ve played with a lot of great defensive coordinators and it was always ‘Attack, attack, attack!’ You swing first and ask questions later. You hit them and make them adjust. The Giants have got to get back to that. When you start losing your swagger, that’s when you start getting pushed around."
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I've called out Fewell numerous times for being a coward and playing prevent defense when the strength of the Giants is to attack. I don't mean the whole team blitz the QB, but get someone in the QB's face. Let the opposing offense know, our defense is in charge - make them adjust.
We played timid and I'm afraid with this Fewell we will never be a dominant shut down defense we are capable of. Fewell makes cowards out of his players and I wonder if the recent comments by Tuck and Osi regarding RG3 is the feminization of players in the Fewell system.
What? The defense plays a good game last week. If they play the same way this week they should win as long as they don't rely on field goals when in scoring position. Attack how? They don't have the DL everyone thought they would. That is what is hurting them the most.
They basically gave up a scoring drive on virtually ever Redskins drive and was unable to stop them...they never made RG3 uncomfortable...he has his way all day
Originally Posted by Buddy333
I thought the D was solid last week. If the offense scores a TD or 2 on those drives instead of FGs, we win and Fewell looks great because he held the hot skins O to less then 20.
Well, we know that Fewell is not a coward but just clueless, just like Killdrive and the bystander HC of ours. Look we have problems on all sides of the ball including ST's. How often does the kickoff or punt returners give us good field position? We have not even sniffed the end zone on ST. Offensively, we cannot score form inside the 30 and defensively, we give up the big play and we cannot make stops when we need it. And so far no adjustments have been made whatsoever. We can blame it on execution as much as we want, the fact remains that ultimately, if the players do not execute, it is up to the coaching staff to do something and not to do the same things over and over and hope for better results. That can take you only so far.
Originally Posted by bigblue999
Stop counting points! Thats not the posters question. He's asking whether the Giant defensive philosophy is a winning model. I say no, it isn't. Fewell has become the second coming of sheridan and every other read and react DC in the league. When we had Spags, we were an attacking defense, we set the tone and made the offensive opponent react to us. Its a fair question and a valid point. Do you think punch or counter punch will be successful for these next four games? All I need to do is look at history. Defenses that attack first and put offenses back on their heels are winners. Oh and while Fewells doing that he can coach his players in shedding blocks.
Overall I agree, I hate his style, this defense is built to attack and get after the qb. However the defense has been playing much better last two games
Originally Posted by bearbryant
"The NY never comes off"
Fewell believes, like we all did at the beginning of the season, that our defensive line would control the game and force QBs to make mistakes so his zone scheme secondary could cause turnovers.
Instead, our defensive line cannot get to the QB at all, our LBs are mediocre, and our secondary doesn't have a shutdown or close to a shutdown guy on it.
I blame Fewell for not adjusting, but not for his initial scheme which on paper should have worked.
I miss 2011 playoffs Fewell. Thats the guy we won the SB with.
I wonder what happend to him?
He had a dominant defensive line. I miss 2011 playoffs Osi, Tuck, and JPP too.
Originally Posted by Rusty192