mastershake Posted December 3, 2009 Share Posted December 3, 2009 Some observations when the D has struggled this season. In no particular order of importance, but I'd have to say # 2 and #4 are huge, and show Sheridan's poor management. 1- 300 lb Defensive Lineman dropping into coverage into the middle of the field. When Spags dropped linemen into coverage, he only had the defensive ends covering the flats, not the middle of the field. 2- LBs not properly positioned or at proper depths on dropbacks. This has been going on all season. Granted, aside from Boley, it's not the swiftest LB corps, but Sheriden needs to account for this. 3-Defensive Line wearing down over the course of the game. Tuck and Osi spend the first 30 minutes of the game speed rushing or bull rushing, then have nothing in the tank the rest of the game. Tucks injury may be bothering him more than he lets on. Robbins and Bernard are clearly past their prime, getting old, and are barely average. The middle of the line is getting pushed around. 4- Secondary not properly positioned in the red zone or short yardage situations. it's almost as if the only time the gmen force fourth down is when they have 3rd and 7 or more to go. 5-Expecting an LB to cover the halfback all the time. The giants constantly get burned because their LBs can't cover speedy halfbacks. Boley can cover well enough, but not the other two. It should be Boley or a safety on the halfback most of the time. 6-Lack of physical play from corners. Terrell Thomas has been mostly physical, despite missing a tackle here or there. But Webster and Bruce Johnson need grow a pair of balls - at least push back on the skinny receiver blocking you. Dockery was physical when he was out there, then he blew some coverage assignments, now he's on the bench. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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