Dec 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) reacts against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
2. The Revival Of The Giants’ Pass Rush
The Giants’ organization brought Steve Spagnuolo back to give the Giants defensive line a jolt. They want that once fearsome 2007 pass rush back. The Giants won’t have an amazing pass rush overnight, but the defense is going to be a big difference in gameplay.
From the get go, expect the Giants’ pass rush to look one million times better than it did last year. The Giants have a better defensive line rotation than people think. This free agency season, Jerry Reese added some key free agents to add some much needed depth. The defense will slowly progress and get better throughout the season.
The Giants have stars waiting to emerge of the defensive line. Players like Damontre Moore and Owamagbe Odighizuwa are primed to explode onto the scene in 2015. Paired up with Jason-Pierre Paul, Odighizuwa or Moore could be a monster on the edge. It could be the second coming of Justin Tuck and Michael Strahan.
One of the biggest issues the Giants had last season was applying pressure. Even if they have a slight improvement from last year, they have a better chance at winning games. Pressure is key, especially when they have to face the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line twice a year.
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