Nov 10, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants safety Cooper Taylor (30) runs in blocked punt for touchdown during the first half against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O
4. The Defense Must Create Opportunities:
The defense must create turnovers. The turnover ratio is one of the biggest factors winning and losing football games. The Giants know very well from their struggles in the past two seasons that giveaways kill your football team. But takeaways give the Giants opportunities to dominate. If the Giants can be one of the top teams in takeaways this season they will have a good chance to dominate.
The Giants will have a great pass rush in 2015 and that will be what helps them create turnovers. Anytime you can speed up the quarterback’s decision making you have a chance to make a play on the defense. The Giants have a pretty good secondary. Landon Collins is an aggressive and versatile strong safety and Prince Amukamara and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are a great cornerback pairing. While Cooper Taylor and Nat Berhe will compete for the free safety job, whomever wins the role is part of a strong secondary. A strong secondary with a great pass rush will equal a lot of takeaways for the Giants defense.
The Giants offense doesn’t need a lot of help. Giving the offense a short field and extra possessions in each game should lead to a lot of points. The Giants can really make teams pay for being careless with the football. Turnovers will be the life blood of the Giants defense this season.
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