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
They Have No Pass Rush
It is pretty clear that we downplayed the importance of Jason Pierre-Paul. Pierre-Paul had 12.5 sacks last year and provided a constant threat on the outside as a pass rusher. This season the Giants pass rush has done next to nothing. Drew Brees certainly had plenty of room to operate as he threw for 7 touchdown passes against the Giants.
The Giants were expecting big things from guys like Robert Ayers Jr. and Damontre Moore. The organization thought they had plenty of pass rushers on this roster. That being said the Giants are getting very little pressure on opposing passers. The defensive line was supposed to be a strength of this team however it has been one of the biggest weaknesses.
If you give NFL quarterbacks all day to throw the football it doesn’t matter how good your secondary is. The Giants problems just happen to be compounded by the fact that their secondary is awful this season. The Giants can’t mask the secondary problems if they don’t get after the quarterback.
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