What's gone wrong for the NY Giants? The team is 1-2 on the season, suffering blowout losses to the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. There are plenty of issues on offense, but there's no question that the defense needs some help up front. More specifically, the pass-rush needs a boost.
It took until Week 3 for the Giants to post their first sack of the season. Against the Cardinals, Josh Dobbs looked like a Pro Bowler in the first half thanks to all the time he had to throw the ball. This is something Joe Schoen needs to fix as soon as possible.
it will be a long season for the Giants if they can't start putting pressure on opposing QBs and their schedule is only going to get harder. Let's look at some pass-rush options the Giants could and should be calling:
3. Pass-rusher Carlos Dunlap
Carlos Dunlap is a 34-year-old free agent who can definitely help bolster the Giants pass-rush. In 197 career games, the 11-year veteran has racked up 100 career sacks with the Cincinnati Bengals, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Kansas City Chiefs. A player like Dunlap could help the Giants both on and off the field as that veteran pass-rusher they are severely lacking.
After spending the majority of his career in Cincy, Dunlap spent a few years in Seattle before spending a season with KC. In his lone season in KC, he helped the Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl. After winning a ring with the Chiefs, at this stage of his career, would he be willing to join a team that may not be considered a deep playoff or SB caliber team?
The major issue for the Giants moving forward is the health of Azeez Ojulari. He's missed back-to-back weeks due to a hamstring issue. After missing 10 games last year, no one wanted to see the young outside 'backer deal with injury problems in '23. This defense can't depend on him to stay healthy.