Imagine this: You are a NFL QB, playing against the New York Giants in the Meadowlands.
You call the play and break the huddle, and while walking towards the line of scrimmage you notice that Justin Tuck has moved to the middle, joining Chris Canty and leaving Osi Umenyiora and Mathias Kiwanuka as defensive ends.
It is third down, so you have to make a play. You get under center, and suddenly you realize that even though you prepared the entire week for this situation, you are just scared beyond recognition.
You make the snap count, get the ball and begin to drop back to pass.
Trying to focus on reading the coverage, you take just a quick glance to the line while dropping back, but when you do that Tuck, Umenyiora and Kiwanuka have already broke through the offensive line, and are now running right at you with hungry looks on their faces.
So I ask you: What would you do?
This is what opposing quarterbacks are up against when they play the New York Giants this season.
What already was a very good defensive line got even better. Coming into the start of free agency, all Giants fans were certain that the Giants would rush to address the wide receiver situation, but we all got surprised.
With the signing of former Cowboy Chris Canty and former Seahawk Rocky Bernard, Jerry Reese’s and Tom Coughlin’s intentions were clear: “You can never have too much pass rushers."
With the return from injury of star defensive end Osi Umenyiora, this defensive line looks poised to make football history.
Featuring the likes of Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, Mathias Kiwanuka, Chris Canty, Rocky Bernard, Fred Robbins and Barry Coefield, this unit has the potential to cause hurricane-dimension physical, mental and psychological damage to opposing teams.
If I was a quarterback about to face the New York Giants, I would definitely have some problems sleeping.