Points per drive is the ultimate evaluator. It basically states how often a team can score on you when they have the ball. So that covers your turnover stats and scoring defense. The Giants were 19th in that department since they only had 170 drives against that defense (lowest in the league). They were also ranked 20th in TDs allowed per drive. It basically menas that they let teams control the game and the clock by not being able to force them off the field.
Face facts the Bucaneers, Bengals Ravens and Falcons destroyed them. Even in close games anytime they were counted on to make a big stop they folded like a cheap tent.
The offense who everybody wants to "run the ball more" was ranked 2nd in points per drive and 5th in yards per drive but was only given 169 drives all year long because this awful defense couldn't get anyone off the field. How about leave well enough alone ?
The cold hard truth is that this defense was pathetic and the fact that Fewell still has a job is a joke.The Giants spent more on defensive cap sapce than anyone but the Jets. Sheridan's defense was better all around and they quit on him. The clowns that compare Fewell to Spagnuolo are delusional.
As far as I am concerned this defense is a bottom feeder that should have been scrapped and rebuilt this year
but i agree, some here claim the D did its job and it was the O who is more to blame or even more comical, the assertion the D struggled because of the O....the D was PUTRID the majority of the season with maybe a few AT MOST quality performances...9ers game, GB game...Carolina game, and really the O was more dominant if anythng which helped the D out...
Im excited and think Kiwi to DE will be part of the solution. A.Brown in rd 2 would g a long way too imo
and, what really scares me, is our record w/o KP...thought last yrs D was terrible??? It was its worst when we didn have KP...
CB scares me the most, and without a stud DT more getting run on all day like welcome mats... If things play out draft day how they do in my head we can be right back in the thick of it, but we can all dream cant we? Jerry Reese knows what he is doing, two rings should display his technique is effective. I would counter my own point and say that I pray we get some impact playmaking lb's and ballhawking cb;s in the draft...
It should worry everyone. They have one reliable DE, one reliable DT, one reliable CB, a couple of promising Safeties, and a patch work group of LB's.