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Podcast: Pass rush vs. coverage and how the Giants reshaped the defense

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If you’ve been around Twitter over the past week or so, you may have seen some parts of a current debate over the value of pass rush vs coverage for a defense. Pro Football Focus published a study using their grades in an attempt to find an answer. It’s also a subject we’ve touched on a few times after the regular season and following the draft.

On the latest episode of the Big Blue View podcast, Dan Pizzuta and Chris Pflum talk about the pass rush vs. coverage debate and how it impacts the Giants. The episode includes topics such as:

  • Overview of pass rush vs coverage
  • Why the Giants didn’t get sacks in 2018
  • Predictiveness of pressure vs. sacks
  • The value of having Olivier Vernon
  • Were the Giants right to make a massive shift into drafting cornerbacks?

You can listen to the episode in your browser here, with the embedded player below, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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