Giants, Why Another Slow Start?


Sept 5, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck (91), safety Kenny Phillips (21) and defensive back Corey Webster (23) during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

The Giants defense gave up some big plays last week against Romo and the Cowboys. The Defense had a similar problem last year with giving up big plays. A late season run and great play in the playoffs made all forget about the troubles early on. Well, Wednesday night they all came back. Almost the exact things we saw early in the season last year. Poor coverage by the secondary, lack of the great pass rush by the big 4, not to mention the lack of a running game on offense too. So how long will it take for the team to come together this year?

The Giants have again been overcome by injuries and the depth is thin now, especially in the secondary. With T2 out indefinitely, Prince Amukamara and (R) Jayron Hoseley missing week 1 and Michael Coe going down with injury, the CB position was down to last resorts. The limited contact practices also hurt the Defensive line and running game. That’s why it takes a few weeks for the team to completely gel.  This is also one of the reasons the NFL has become pass oriented and gone away from the “ground and pound” style of offense. We should see who is for real come week 10, that’s usually when the pretenders start to fade and the true contenders hit their full stride. As the Giants have shown in their last 2 Superbowl runs, it’s how you finish that matters.