Boley and Bernard Will Have Big Impacts On Giants Defense

Vinny YeagerCorrespondent IMarch 1, 2009

Michael Boley and Rocky Bernard will make huge impacts on the New York Giants defense.

These two players, both having their own special qualities and skills, will better an already very good Giants defense.

The one area the Giants really struggled in last year was their linebackers going into the coverage with a running back or a tight end.

Everybody remembers Antonio Pierce trying chase down Brian Westbrook for basically the entire game. Michael Boley will change that because he is very good in pass coverage.

Boley is very fast for a linebacker and will help the Giants out in coverage in that 10 to 15 yards down the field range. Yet, he is a little undersized so he struggles in the stopping the run.

On the totally opposite side of the spectrum, Rocky Bernard is a rock in the middle of the defensive line and will plug up the opponents run game.

The Giants lacked depth at defensive tackle last year with only Jay Alford coming in to substitute for the starters, Barry Cofield and Fred Robbins. Bernard can now come in at anytime for those three guys and be a very solid player.

Bernard will now emerge into that last piece of the puzzle that the Giants needed to complete an already outstanding defensive line.

These two signings for the Giants were great and made an already good defense, that much better.

Related

    OBJ an Important Player to Follow in Training Camp

    New York Giants logo
    New York Giants

    OBJ an Important Player to Follow in Training Camp

    Gary Davenport
    via Bleacher Report

    Players Who'll Go from Good to Great in 2018

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Players Who'll Go from Good to Great in 2018

    Brent Sobleski
    via Bleacher Report

    Barkley Will Put in Work for Explosive Giants Offense

    New York Giants logo
    New York Giants

    Barkley Will Put in Work for Explosive Giants Offense

    New York Post
    via New York Post

    Report: Breeland Visiting Raiders, Chiefs

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Report: Breeland Visiting Raiders, Chiefs

    Kyle Newport
    via Bleacher Report