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Giants Need Better Pass Rush
On Monday against the Detroit Lions the Giants sacked Matthew Stafford only one time. They did pressure him on nine other occasions, but were unable to bring him down, including a miss by Damontre Moore that ended in a 67-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson. They know that isn't good enough.
"Honestly, we've got to get to the quarterbacks," said defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. "It wasn't good enough. I need to do better, everybody needs to do better on that defensive line and you've just got to get to the quarterback. We stopped the run, but we've just got to get to the quarterback."
"(The pressure in Detroit) just wasn't enough to win, that's the bottom line," said Mathias Kiwanuka, the other starting end. "We had three different levels, D-line, linebackers and DBs. Whoever is covering needs to cover, whoever is rushing needs to rush. We've all got to be able to do our jobs at the same time in order to get off the field."
"We still like to hear it. Receivers like to face a team that plays a lot of man-to-man. Right now we are doing a great job of game planning to offset those corners, and get those guys ... so we can make some plays."
-- Rueben Randle on Arizona's quality cornerbacks
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The Giants' offense stinks right now, it's true. But no matter how long it takes them to become accomplished at the West Coast system that Ben McAdoo brought with him from Green Bay, there's no point in re-questioning if change was necessary at all.
Giants owner John Mara was right to look at the Giants' attack after his club missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five years and publicly say the offense was "broken."
Now? It isn't even a mystery why the Giants are so bad. They're trying to play a new system, and they have sub-standard personnel. And what Monday's 35-14 spanking by the Lions proved is that the personnel is to blame even more than the system.