The NY Giants front seven needs a major pass-rush overhaul.
This NY Giants defense will not take them far enough without a pass rush.
It’s been three consecutive weeks with absolutely zero pass rush, no consistent pressure, and just a few measly QB hits. This is what you get and pay for when your top rushers are veteran free agents off the street, undrafted rookies, and 7th round rookies at the EDGE position.
The team needs to aggressively target pass rushers from all viable paths in the NFL. Trade, sign, and draft any and every accomplished pass rusher this team can get. The team can’t go into another season with Gettleman bragging about his lack of a “blue goose” pass rusher. It’s a slap in the face to Pat Graham, the entire team, and the fanbase.
You can’t ever expect a defense to win with a pass rush consisting of three interior defensive linemen. It’s not gonna work and these guys up front are getting tired and gassed with little-to-zero support from their EDGE linebackers and the offense constantly providing 1-2 minute drives. It’s a hopeless combination that’s become a perfect storm of disastrous play from the three upfront and the entire front seven.
The team needs to address their pass rush in the draft with a plan to take at least 1-2 guys who can actually make a difference. They can’t keep relying on unproven players such as Carter and Ximines off the EDGE and need to find guys who can become reliable and consistent.
Having a reliable and steady presence off the EDGE makes all the difference for any defense. Just ask the Giants themselves.
Their rich history is ingrained and forever tied with dominant forces off the edge. From Lawrence Taylor and Carl Banks to Strahan, Tuck, Umenyiora, and JPP, this team has always had pass rushers in abundance.
They must get back to their roots immediately and find impact players to get sacks and harass quarterbacks immediately. Having a pass rush is the difference between playoff teams and losing teams. Right now, the Giants are the latter and they have a passive rush instead of a pass rush.