NFL

A Giant Formula

glenn warciskiCorrespondent IMarch 9, 2008

Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News writes an interesting column about NFL teams following the Giants formula of adding pass rushers.

During this current free agency period, teams are adding defensive linemen to their rosters.

On March 2,, the Saints added former Jacksonville Jaguar pass rusher Bobby Mccray to the team. Mccray will add depth to the Saints pass rush. He will likely be a back up.

The 49ers added former Bengal Justin Smith. Smith will help revamp the 49ers defensive line. The Vikings are looking to add a pass rusher to their team. According to profootballtalk.com, the Vikes are interested in Titans pass rusher Antwan Odom. Another Titan, Travis Laboy is being courted by the Arizona Cardinals.

From here on, look for teams to add pass rushers via free agency or in the upcoming draft. As a result of the Giants success, teams will copy and hope their team wins the Super Bowl.

Update: Former Raider Chris Clemons signs with the Eagles. Travis Laboy will be playing in the Arizona desert. Antwan Odom does not go to Minnesota. He made a decision to sign with the Bengals. Calvin Pace signed with the Jets.

I think the Jets will also draft a pass rusher in the first round. With Pace, I think they are following the Giants formula. Remember, they play the Patriots twice each year. I will be interested to see how this works for them this upcoming season.

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