We all know the New York Giants have been a major disappointment this season. To say their defense has been a disappointment would be an understatement. The Giants had one of the leagues best defensive units last season under then defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. The defense returned most of its key players and the Giants front office went out and spent some money to add a few more talented players. Bill Sheridan took over as defensive coordinator and many expected the positive results would carry over. After all, Sheridan was working as Giants linebacker coach under Spagnuolo.
The carry over did not happen. This Giants defense did suffer some injuries this year, but thats not a good enough excuse. There is enough top notch talent in this group to be successful despite a couple injuries. The defensive line had been one of the top groups in the league and should have provided one of the most dangerous pass rushes. Every quarterback used to have nightmares about Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora, not to mention Mathius Kiwanuka, Antonio Pierce, and others.
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