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Bye Week: What To Focus On

The bye week for the Giants could not have come at a better time. After all, they have lost 4 in a row, and have looked pretty mediocre in all of them. This bye week allows the Giants to take a deep breath, re-focus and come out strong. How do the Giants do that? We tell you:

1. Commit to running the ball

It seems the Giants have gotten away from it, and judging from you guys, you agree. Brandon Jacobs needs to get more carries. Ahmad Bradshaw needs to get his game going. We might see Danny Ware again. The Giants are a running team. Plain and simple. And going away from it leads to some bad games.

2. Hakeem Nicks

It’s safe to say that Hakeem Nicks is becoming a big part of the offense. He is one of the best I’ve seen on screen plays. He’s a keeper. That said, it’s time to get him even more involved. Not only on screen plays, but all over. He needs to become the number 2 receiver. More of him, could mean more wins.

3. Don’t Prevent!

Prevent defense: Prevents you from winning. It’s so true. The Giants were playing prevent against the Chargers on that last drive, and it cost them. The Giants are an aggressive team. They blitz. They blitz some more. So preventing does not help. The Giants need to get back to their blitzing roots.

4. More From Front Four

One of the big keys in the Super Bowl was the ability to get pressure with just the front four. The Giants aren’t getting consistent pressure from the front four. Sure, the return of Chris Canty will help. But, it seems that Justin Tuck is getting double-teamed, and we’re not seeing Osi and Kiwanuka take advantage of it. Fred Robbins, Barry Cofield and Rocky Bernard have been disappointing. More from them wouldn’t hurt.

5. Get Healthy!

The Giants have been hit by the injury bug hard. Take this week to rest, recover, and get healthy. That might be the biggest key of all.

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2 Responses to “Bye Week: What To Focus On”

  1. andrew ilnicki says:

    the two plays to nicks sunday – the fake draw to a screen and then the end around… fantastic creative play calling that got 38 quick yards.

    danny ware stepping in and getting the first down up the gut was a nice exclamation point to that series in terms of unexpected offensive plays.

    jacobs on the direct snap the next series was also refreshing.

    the aspects of a great team are there, time to put it all together

  2. Jesse Cassel says:

    Defese needs to step up i dont know what happend to the front 4 but they do not look good. The DTs needs to get more pressure up the middle, the Quaterbacks have to much room to step up which is preventing the snaps. The DEs are almost there but a second before they get the sack the qb steps up and has another couple of seconds. The DT’s need to get better in order to upgrade our pass rush.

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