Sacks aren't everything but this line has not put on consistent pressure either. And their play against the running game has been horrible. Lets hope they pick it up this week and carry it into the playoffs.
Everyone is enamored with stats, that is the problem. TD passes for a QB, rushing yards/TD's for a back. receptions/yards for receivers, sacks for DE's. What people don't realize is sometimes stats don't tell the story. A team with a terrible defense who is constantly behind in games and has to throw the ball all the time is going to have players with inflated passing yard stats, piling up yardage in garbage time when defenses are letting them complete passes underneath over and over trying to prevent the big play. Offenses that play the Giants defense know they need to have quick plays, 3 step drops, and get rid of the ball. Plus we haven't exactly been good against the run so teams are running the ball on us. These are some of the reasons why the sacks are down.
The only stat I care about is W-L record. The rest doesn't matter.
They act as if the coaches are there to please them, fantasy players, and stat nerds as opposed to winning the lombardi.
I hope NE is satisfied with their reg. season stats.
9 months till September 2014