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    NY Giants' Positional Review: Defensive End

    http://www.bigblueview.com/2013/1/19...ul-justin-tuck

    Excerpt: "Let's continue our positional reviews for the New York Giants with a look at defensive end. This is, of course, the position the Giants' defense is built around and it is largely a group that let the Giants down in 2012. Let's look at the personnel.

    Jason Pierre-Paul
    -- His sack numbers went down from 16.5 in 2011 to 6.5 in 2012, but Pierre-Paul was still a force. He had a team-leading 13 tackles for loss and a +23.7 rating from Pro Football Focus. Pierre-Paul also had four quarterback hits and 44 hurries. In addition, he is a premier run defender.


    Osi Umenyiora
    -- Had a good year in 2012, which was almost certainly his final one in New York. Umenyiora had just six sacks, but did have seven quarterback hits and 32 hurries, second on the Giants to Pierre-Paul.


    Justin Tuck
    -- The 2012 season was the second straight sub-par year for the Giants' defensive captain. He had 45 tackles (four for loss) and four sacks. What kind of player the eight-year veteran can be going forward is a good question.


    Mathias Kiwanuka
    -- I am listing Kiwanuka with the defensive ends because he played on the line almost exclusively the second half of the 2012 season. Defensive end is a more natural position for him than linebacker, but regardless 2012 was a disturbingly quiet season for Kiwanuka. He made only 31 tackles (five for loss) and had three sacks in 539 snaps played.


    Adrian Tracy
    -- Tracy filled the roster spot vacated when Dave Tollefson left for Oakland via free agency, but played mostly special teams. He was really only used heavily on defense in a couple of games, coming up with seven tackles (one for loss), one sack and a forced fumble. It's really tough to tell if the 25-year-old can be a productive NFL defensive end -- we just haven't seen enough.


    Adewale Ojomo
    -- Ojomo, a rookie who made the 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent with an impressive preseason (10 tackles, four sacks) was pretty much a forgotten player during the regular season. Fans called for him to get an opportunity, but he was active for only one game." Read more...
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    Tracy is 25 already? Either let him play constantly (even as a rotational player) or cut him.

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    None of the ends, including JPP had a good season. None of them were near the force off the edge we expected this season. Stats can be misleading. Anyone watching the games knows they were an extremely disappointing bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VBGiantsFan View Post
    None of the ends, including JPP had a good season. None of them were near the force off the edge we expected this season. Stats can be misleading. Anyone watching the games knows they were an extremely disappointing bunch.
    JPP was the best of the bunch with respectable numbers
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    when all of our pass rushers have an off season the same year it sounds more to me of a change in playcalling schemes.

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    They will need to adjust schemes for the read option offense. No doubt about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesseJames View Post
    when all of our pass rushers have an off season the same year it sounds more to me of a change in playcalling schemes.
    Playcalling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VBGiantsFan View Post
    None of the ends, including JPP had a good season. None of them were near the force off the edge we expected this season. Stats can be misleading. Anyone watching the games knows they were an extremely disappointing bunch.
    JPP was still very good he was one of if not the best run defending 4-3 end in the NFL. JPP may never have that many sacks again. In 2011 most of his sacks were simply because QB's held the ball for over 5 seconds. He also converted an unusually high amount of pressures into sacks.
    Last edited by Redeyejedi; 01-19-2013 at 12:07 PM.

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    the Giants were a ton off their mark from a d-end standpoint! they got next to no production all year long!

    i never understood why Fewell couldnt generate much pressure from these guys. NASCAR????....these guys were like bumper cars!

    i firmly believe the Giants will draft a d-end in the 1st or 2nd round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlueAllDay View Post
    They will need to adjust schemes for the read option offense. No doubt about that.
    yes,thats what i'm thinking

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