Blame the execution of the players, the wrong corrections of the coaches or the complexity of the scheme.
When the Giants ’defense tries to determine if they can pass the top 10 expectations of the season, stop running, or close the best receivers, there’s enough guilt to go around. Perhaps it is a combination of three factors.
“I can’t pinpoint the reason for this,” James Bradbury said.
Or maybe it’s a bad truth that no one wants to see: The Giants ’defense’s strong game last season, especially with a score of 5: 3, was provided by the storm of the best years of their careers, and that’s the reason for it. had to.
Thus, while players, coaches, and schemes remain largely the same, the decline in number 29 in total defense, 27th place in emergency defense, 26th place in general defense, and 22nd place in defense is explained by regression. means. Simply put, the Giants ’defense is like this — if you’ve paid a high dollar while waiting for it to start to improve.
“This is a stage where it really should be a weapon for us,” coach Joe Judj said.
The Giants have allowed 515 yards since 2015, according to Pro Football Focus, against the Cowboys, who boast the NFL’s highest-rated offense on Sunday. The No. 3 Rams are next in line for the Giants, with the No. 2 bosses playing two games on the road.
“We need to eliminate their chances of having great performances and make sure they play the way they want,” the referee said.
Let’s take a look at the resumes of the protagonists before their creative years:
Coordinator Patrick Graham: When Graham called for defense in his first season, the Dolphins finished 30th in total defense and 32nd in defense in 2019. The Dolphins released Graham to the Giants without suspending their contract rights. Graham took creative nicknames from the Giants players to rise to stay as the referee’s right-hand man, rather than being interviewed for specific schemes and head coaching positions. Nicknames dry up. The same goes for interview requests.
Leonard Williams: Williams ’five-season rap was a good runner who put pressure on the quarterback (but rarely fired). When given a second chance in a contract year through a franchise label, Williams blew up 11.5 bags (previous rank: seven) and was extended for three years to $ 63 million. He has 1.5 sacks and four defensive hits in five games.
“Money is another department,” the judge said. “I leave the money at the door. When the players go out to the meeting room or the field, everyone is on the same playing field.”
James Bradbury: After four seasons with the Panthers, he finished second in the best free agency available in 2020. Compared to Byron Jones ’huge contract, the Giants traded – even when Bradbury made his first Pro Bowley. During his season, he allowed 451, three and 70.1 in 15 games, 301 yards in five games, four touchdowns and 117.1 passenger ratings. Add three penalties to the first automatic down to extend the transmission of the drives.
Gabriel pepper: After setting up his four-year career with 91 goals and 2.5 sacks, the Peppers seemed to have survived as an exercise defender. But his ability to cover was revealed (14 of 17 targets), which led to a drop in his speed and on the approaching free agent’s work day.
Dexter Lawrence: The 2019 first-round pick entered the league with a high reputation, but his bag (four) and losing (six) scores were recorded as second-year professionals. He has zero sacks, two defeats and one offside penalty. The Giants won in Week 2. Dalvin Tomlinson’s free agent collapsed and the emergency defense collapsed after the Blake Martines injury until the end of the season.
Logan Rayan: The two-time Super Bowl champion had a much better year than his first year with the Giants, but he still played like 20 safety and versatile pieces of chess in the Graham system. The award was extended to $ 30 million over three years at Christmas. After the first week, he quietly entered the 63rd innings by Pro Football Focus.
The list of unsuccessful performances does not end there.
Lorenzo Carter, Oshane Jimines, Quincy Roche and Azeez Ojulari – have teamed up for a quarterback pressure against the domestic cowboys. Thus, the excuse that distortions should be assessed with pressure instead of bags no longer holds water.
“We do more than rush to the quarterback. We make an impact on the game in every way,” Carter said. “We have the talent, we have the guys, and we know what to do, so it all comes back to haunt us.”