Despite Revamped Defense, New York Giants Offense Still Key to 2016 Success

July 2, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New York Giants had a defense in 2015. Of course they did, because that’s a basic requirement to play the game of football. But often, you couldn’t tell which provided more resistance: those 11 men stumbling about or the air that surrounded them.
The Giants fielded the NFL’s worst defense while giving up an average of 420.3 yards per game. The secondary was especially difficult to watch for those with a weak stomach (32nd with 298.9 yards allowed per game). But in fairness, a floundering pass rush (only 23 sacks) left the defensive backfield exposed.
The spending priority was clear this offseason, then: defense, more defense and then a little more defense. The Giants have been reinforced by the additions of defensive end Olivier Vernon, defensive tackle Damon Harrison and cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Then there’s longtime Giant Jason Pierre-Paul, who was re-signed to the classic one-year, "prove it” deal.
All of that should give the ...

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