New York Giants: 5 Problems They Must Solve

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Oct 25, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (41) returns an interception against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants Have A Weak Secondary

The Giants defense has certainly been opportunistic and turnovers have helped the team win football games this season. When you look at the overall performance of this defensive secondary however it isn’t a sight for sore eyes. The Giants problems cannot be put entirely on the secondary but its not all on the lack of pass rush either.

The Giants problem is having the wrong personnel on the field. The Giants are starting two strong safeties in Brandon Merriweather and Landon Collins. You knew there would be some growing pains with Collins but overall there is a lot to be encouraged about. Merriweather is a hard hitter who plays better against the run than the pass; he surely isn’t the ideal deep defender.

The Giants have been playing without Prince Amukamara but if we are being honest, the pass defense still ranked horribly low with him. The Giants success defensively has come against Tyrod Taylor, Matt Cassell and Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick (who orchestrated a comeback against the Giants) just got benched for Blaine Gabbert. Cassell was given his first start of the 2015 season against the Giants as the Cowboys third QB of the season. Taylor is finally getting a shot after 5 seasons as a back up. Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Tony Romo…even Kirk Cousins have put up big passing totals against the Giants.

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