JMFP Posted December 4, 2009 Share Posted December 4, 2009 During last week's telecast of the Giants' 26-6 loss at Denver, NFL Network analyst Matt Millen said Sheridan told him that the Giants weren't physical. Sheridan was available to reporters yesterday for the first time since that loss and the first-year defensive coordinator confirmed the comment. "We have been very inconsistent in our physical play, sure," Sheridan said. "The players know that. They watch the same film and hear the same critiques every day when we watch film. We are just not consistently physical. There are times where we knock the dirt out of people and have guys flying around and getting tackles in the backfield. But other times we don't have it." From the same article, here was Tuck's reaction: "I disagree," Tuck said when told about Sheridan's comments. "Everybody has an opinion. Maybe I'm completely wrong by saying I disagree. But in my opinion I don't think that is the case. "Go ask the O-lines and the offensive tackles or the guards that I play against," Tuck continued. "I don't mean to make this an individual thing. I don't think (Sheridan) said I was unphysical but when you talk about the team, I am part of the team, so I take it personally. So go ask some of the people I play against and ask the how physical I am. If they come back and tell you I'm not, then maybe I'm just a guy that blows smoke all day because I don't know about myself." Full story here: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/2009/12/04/2009-12-04_tuck_gets_defensive_on_sheridan_rip.html#ixzz0YkOcbIKw So, Sheridan replaces Blackburn with Goff; replaces Osi with Kiwi, and is questioning how physical his defense is playing. I'll say this, if Sheridan is about to get bounced, at least he's not taking it lying down. Maybe this is the spark that pisses off a complacent unit that is still resting on their 2007 laurels. Or maybe this is a guy who can't coach, and is quickly on the way to alienating the same veterans that he needs to keep his job. It sure is getting interesting. We'll be finding out Sunday afternoon what's up with the defense. Because when you DC calls you soft, and the rest of the sports media is writing you off, and the Cowboys are coming into town with the stated purpose of burying your team.....man, if these guys don't come out like the 2nd coming of LT, then they either lack pride, talent, or a good coach. I'd give anything to know what Reese, Mara, and Tisch think about all this. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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