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Tuck Named Defensive Player of the Week

(Hopefully we see more of this on Sunday)

Justin Tuck was named the N.F.C. Defensive Player of the week according to Matt Mosley.

Osi Umeniyora had the sexier play, but Justin Tuck was integral part of the Giants last game, especially after Eli Manning’s turnover.

I know I sound like a Giants homer here, but I really don’t think DeMarcus Ware is in another class compared to Justin Tuck..the simple fact is that it’s easier to put up numbers in a 3-4 defensive alignment than it is in a 4-3 defensive alignment.

I’m not saying that Tuck is better than Ware, but I don’t think the gap is as big as people say it is…all I know is I’m sure glad he’s on our team and not someone else’s.

What are you guy’s thoughts?

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4 Responses to “Tuck Named Defensive Player of the Week”

  1. brian says:

    thats exactly what ive been saying for the longest time.
    i think ware is a great pass rusher, but he is very lucky that he plays in a 3-4 as an olb. its very differently when you actually have to get into a 3pt stance.

  2. CCC says:

    he was worthy and certainly deserving

  3. Tony says:

    So what do you call Straham 22 sacks?? HE got them through the “Giants: defence. Ware is a much better player than Tuck.

  4. Tony–

    I don’t understand your point.

    It’s easier to get get sacks in a 3-4 than a 4-3.

    The Giants play a 4-3.

    The Fact that Strahan had 22 sacks in a 4-3 is amazing, it’s more difficult than you think.

    THAT proves nothing about Tuck or Ware, only that Strahan was exceptional at rushing the passer.

    The point I was making is when you have a guy who doesn’t get to get a running start, leverage, and momentum to the Quarterback as an OLB in a 3-4 compared to a guy who stands right in front of the OL in the 4-3 who doesn’t get to play standing up.

    It’s easier to accumulate sacks and tackles ina 3-4

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