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Archive for the ‘Giants coaches’ Category

Tom Coughlin, hindsight

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Following the Giants close loss to the rival Eagles Sunday night, TC took the blame when speaking to his players.

Ohm Youngmisuk

Coughlin said he started meeting with team taking responsibility for being a bit conservative at end and not running 1 more play before FG

Art Stapleton

Tom Coughlin on final 15 secs: “If I were to do it over again, would I be that conservative? Not this morning.”

I’m not sure why Coughlin had so much faith in Tynes kicking a 54 yard field goal. Sure he’s got the leg (as his first kick showed), but there’s a reason we don’t see too many 54 yarders (as his first and second kicks showed).

By the way, was watching a game with the normal refs so much better than watching one with the replacements?

Word of Muth: Bozo Cross Blitz

Friday, October 29th, 2010

This is a blog entry you should check out if you like the Xes and Os as it goes into pretty good detail on a Giants blitz scheme.

Back in time for training camp

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

My apologies to those of you who tried access the blog while we were having technical issues. We should be back to normal now – just in time for training camp!

So where to start with training camp? Well I am a defense guy so when ESPN said “Fewell has been the story of camp” I can’t help but think we start there. Spagnuolo was good for the Giants and while credit the players, you can’t help but think the right coordinator can make a big difference. So far, Perry Fewell seems like the right coordinator.

Also on defense, Inside Football has a nice piece on Aaron Ross in camp. Easy guy to root for. As they talk about Ross fighting for the right CB spot (battling Terrell Davis) they mention this on Fewell’s philosophy:

What will also make the defense better than in previous years is the new philosophy installed by Perry Fewell in which the secondary is putting more focus on watching the quarterback rather than the receiver.

“I love it. That’s something we did at UT (University of Texas),” Ross said, his face breaking out in a huge grin. “I had a chance to really make plays on the ball, and it’s something I fell like is a strength for me when I get to watch the quarterback and react to him instead of playing man-to-man all the time with my back turned to the ball; it’s a nice change up. You get to both. The two years before it was basically just press coverage, back to the ball, so it’s more PBUs (pass breakups) than interceptions, so this year I think we’ll have a lot more turnovers.”

Sounds good to me.

Giants secondary to mix up coverages and give player’s more decisions to make

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Interesting article here on the Giants defensive coordinator, Perry Fewell, and secondary coach, Peter Giunta and safeties coach, David Merritt, and how they plan to approach coverage schemes.

If I’m reading this correctly, it seems players will be making more decisions: We’ll obviously give them some guidance and direction, but hopefully they’re going to be able to say, ‘Hey, this is how we’re going to play it.’

I find this a bit surprising – I thought it might be up to the MLB or a safety to make defensive calls but it sounds like each player in the secondary will have a coverage decision to make…

Perry Fewell

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Here’s an article on the Giants new defensive coordinator. Basically his former players say he knows the game and treats his players right. Sounds good to me.

Who are you rooting for in the Giants DC position?

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

While it would be nice to see Pepper Johnson get the Giants defensive coordinator position, I don’t think now is the time for sentimentality.

A lot of guys have more experience:

Jets’ linebackers coach Bob Sutton was the defensive coordinator of the Jets under Eric Mangini.

Former Bills and Bears Head Coach Dick Jauron.

Former Browns Head Coach Romeo Crennel used to be an asssitant coach for the Giants during some good times.

Perry Fewell was the Bills’ defensive coordinator from 2006 to 2009 and the Bills’ interim head coach for the last seven regular-season games this year. He was the defensive backs coach for Tom Coughlin in Jacksonville for a while.

Last game at Giants Stadium one to forget

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

I’m afraid that by writing much about the Giants 41-9 defeat to the Carolina Panthers it’ll get stuck in my memory though…

The one thing that scares me most is that I don’t know for certain Bill Sheridan will be gone next season. It makes no sense to bring him back but until the Giants officially fire him you just don’t know…

Everyone’s talking about the Giants defense

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The New York Times has a pretty objective look at Coughlin’s and players’ reactions to the bad defense. Paul Schwartz calls it a swiss cheese defense. Both articles mention an important lapse from Giants safety Michael Johnson who I think many of us would like to see replaced as much as we want Sheridan gone.

In Mike Garafolo’s review, I think Osi is the only Giants defensive guy to get a game ball. Sure the forced fumbles are nice, but I don’t think 6 sacks is nearly good enough from Osi who seems to be a liability against the run.

Speaking of the Giants defense being an embarassment…

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Some stats. The Giants are 28th in the league in points given up per game (25.4). Prett pathetic if you look at our company:

28 NY Giants 3993 307.2 2685 206.5 1308 100.6 330 25.4
29 Kansas City 5008 385.2 3083 237.2 1925 148.1 342 26.3
30 Tampa Bay 4699 361.5 2603 200.2 2096 161.2 356 27.4
31 St. Louis 4810 370.0 2896 222.8 1914 147.2 361 27.8
32 Detroit 5206 400.5 3537 272.1 1669 128.4 406 31.2

In 2008 we were giving up 18.4 points per game. We were ranked #5. Big difference…

Giants defense a disgrace in loss to Eagles

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Giants pride took a big hit today when Bill Sheridan’s joke of a defense gave up 46 points to the Eagles. The personnel can not be this bad so i guess we have to blame the defensive coordinator.