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24 Jan 2012

ESPN AGS: Lessons from New York's Losses

Any Given Sunday looks at the thread running through the New York Giants' worst games this year. Teams generally beat them by taking advantage of the secondary, particularly the holes in the zone between the linebackers and safeties. It also helped to get Osi Umenyiora off the field.

Posted by: Vince Verhei on 24 Jan 2012

2 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2012, 1:38pm by MessageBoard2

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by AnonymousBoob (not verified) :: Tue, 01/24/2012 - 7:24pm

How about the impact of Chase Blackburn? I know many Giants fans feel that his addition has improved the middle LB spot to below-average from atrocious. Is he a bit better than the alternatives at appropriate zone drops or even possibly coverage changes?

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by MessageBoard2 :: Wed, 01/25/2012 - 1:38pm

As far as the redskins game you are spot on the osi being out helped washington both those games. Also london fletcher did a good job calling audibles against eli manning's audibles because eli threw some picks where the receiver was nowhere around like the josh wilson pick or like the kerrigan pick he would throw right into somebody.