With the expected (my expectation) maturation of Clint Sintim and JPP, I was thinking about the rotations we could use for the defensive line and linebackers.
On first down and second downs, I'd like to see this:
Tuck (LDE) - Joseph (NT) - Canty (RDT) - JPP (RDE)
Boley (WILL) - Goff (MIKE) - Sintim (SAM)
This would be our base alignment. We could get Anvil to eat up two blockers and let Canty abuse guards 1-on-1. I feel that JPP will be as dynamic a pass rusher as Osi while being better against the run. I know that he's not there yet and that's a big statement but that's what the Giants believe as well. He'll get there with more experience. I've been the biggest Sintim supporter here. If he has finally figured out the 4-3, I think he can be something special.
Fewell on Sintim:
Clint (Sintim) is coming off an injury. He has come in with a great attitude. He has practiced well for two days. We had to limit him some because he is coming off an injury but I like his retention. He is able to retain the defense and apply the knowledge that he has learned and I think that is the problem he had a year ago.
On 3rd-and-long, I'd like to see this:
JPP (LDE) - Tuck (LDT) - Canty (NT) - Osi (RDE)
Kiwi (WILL) - Goff (MIKE) - Sintim (SAM)
Osi wouldn't have to worry about maintaining gap responsibility and containment. He could just let loose for a sack. Sintim was a pass-rushing LB in college. He is better suited to be a blitzing LB than any other player on this team. Tuck goes inside as usual. With Canty becoming the NT who takes up two blockers, Tuck gets a 1-on-1 matchup. JPP switches sides and has Kiwi on his outside shoulder. We already know how Kiwi played in the "Joker" role last year. That's five pass rushers on the field at once. There's just no way an offense could handle this. I don't expect to see Austin much this year but he's a pass rusher so maybe he replaces Canty in this look later in the year.