New York Giants

Giants' Pass Rush is NFL's Newest Trend

glenn warciskiCorrespondent IMarch 9, 2008

Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News wrote 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 and will likely be a backup.

The 49ers added former Bengal Justin Smith, who will help revamp the 49ers' defensive line. The Vikings are looking to add a pass rusher to their team. According to, 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.

Update: Former Raider Chris Clemons signs with the Eagles and LaBoy will be playing in Arizona.

Odom did not go to Minnesota, as he made a decision to sign with the Bengals. Calvin Pace signed with the Jets, who I think 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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