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    Osi, G-Men Set To Sack ATL

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...AXPvHbH2ekKBPN

    Excerpt: "It is not correct, Osi Umenyiora says, to assume members of the Giants defensive line are feeling the heat to generate more quarterback sacks.

    No one can hit one out of the park unless the ball is pitched.

    “It’s just like a guy who’s a slugger and every single time they’re throwing him balls,’’ Umenyiora said yesterday. “They’re trying to walk him and then you’re asking why he’s not hitting home runs. If they pitch him the ball, he’s going to hit a home run.

    “We’re not getting pitches. It’s really that simple. When we get the pitches whenever we get ahead, whenever we get one-on-one blocks, we’re going to take advantage of them, but we’re just not really seeing that right now.’’

    Umenyiora, with six sacks, is just behind Jason Pierre-Paul (6 1/2) for the team lead, with the other pass-rushing defensive end, Justin Tuck, stuck on three. Umenyiora says he knows he and the others are judged by their sack totals, which are down for all three. He insists sacks, while important, are not the end-all and be-all.

    “We can say it till we’re blue in the face, but the only people who know and actually sit there and watch this for a living ... we know exactly how it is that we’re actually affecting the quarterback and the teams that try and take us away,’’ Umenyiora said. “So at the end of the day sacks are what everybody looks at, so we have to find a way to get more.’’

    The only sack last week against Drew Brees was by Umenyiora mid-way through the fourth quarter, despite Brees dropping back 44 times. That sounds like not enough pressure until you hear defensive coordinator Perry Fewell explain the gameplan against the Saints was to make Brees’ feet “hot’’ and “move the launch pad,’’ meaning not allow him to set himself before throwing.

    In other words, don’t worry about sacks." Read more...
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    Media misinformation

    The guys on tv keep talking about sacks so the viewing audience thinks our d-line stinks, and I've noticed that during the Saints game no stats about pressure were ever shown. Brees had to move all game, he was under constant pressure, and pressure is all you need, sacks are just the icing on the cake.

    What I would like to see is more blitzing through the A gaps since teams are using their backs and tightends to chip our defensive ends. Almost every time Blackburn blitzs he is unblocked. Opposing offenses need to have their running backs respect the blitz up the middle instead of just running to outside to chip our defensive ends.

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    the Giants are getting more picks this year so IMO the pressure is getting there and the result is turnovers. Better than sacks in my book.......
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    What pressure? Save for the Green Bay game, the Giants have rarely put consistent pressure on the QB since early in the season. And as far as Osi's comment about one-on-one blocks, there is no way teams can possibly double team more than one DL, and that would invariably be JPP. When has Osi been double teamed this year? Why would any team waste a double team on him?

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    Sounds like Osi is a fastball hitter and they are throwing him curves, sinkers, and Sliders. A good hitter can adjust!!

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    They got a serious amount of pressure last game. Sacks are overrated
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEG313 View Post
    What pressure? Save for the Green Bay game, the Giants have rarely put consistent pressure on the QB since early in the season. And as far as Osi's comment about one-on-one blocks, there is no way teams can possibly double team more than one DL, and that would invariably be JPP. When has Osi been double teamed this year? Why would any team waste a double team on him?
    You must be with the so-called experts in the media who think the Giants are mediocre but are just real lucky all the time. How are these turnovers coming especially the Int's? Are QB's just giving us gifts because they want to see the Giants repeat? You are basically saying the Giants are getting Int's with no consistent pressure and since every one of the picks they've had were pretty easy catches (go back and look at the highlights, not one overly amazing catch, all were caught with ease). It can't just be DB's making amazing grabs. It is also absurd to just say that it is the DB's making great reads because they are so amazing. It's a good secondary not great that often is confused and gives up huge chunks of yardage and the most big plays in the NFL so the Int's are not all them by any means. But of course from what you see the defensive line has done nothing to assist the secondary in getting turnovers. No pressure, no sacks, nada. So I guess all the opposing QB's the Giants have faced are just giving us gifts on their own.

    Do people on this board even watch the games? This was Perry's specialty as a defensive coordinator, they knew it when he was hired. Getting as many turnovers as possible was always the main goal when Perry was hired and that remains true to this very day. Pressure or the illusion that pressure is coming has forced a lot of turnovers especially the last two or three seasons under Fewell and if no one sees that when watching the games, then people are not watching close enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEG313 View Post
    What pressure? Save for the Green Bay game, the Giants have rarely put consistent pressure on the QB since early in the season. And as far as Osi's comment about one-on-one blocks, there is no way teams can possibly double team more than one DL, and that would invariably be JPP. When has Osi been double teamed this year? Why would any team waste a double team on him?
    What do you think creates all of those interceptions?
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    Go for it.

    The Giants got some decent pressure on Brees maybe not a lot but they brought some heat.
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    Our sacks are way down, but the pocket is getting hot with opposing QB's and that's why we are getting so many INT's. They are rushing to throw without seeing the coverage and making dumb plays. That's the art of pressure. Plus INT's are better than sacks unless they are strip sacks and we get the fumble recovery.

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