Defensive Outlook No. 1 Of 3: The Fierce Defensive Line

Travis Rand@@TMoney108Correspondent IJune 20, 2009

The best thing that could have happened for our defense did.

Everyone seems to have forgot about them during the hooplah of the Giants "not having ANY WR's."

The Giants defense in 2009, will be one of the best in the entire NFL, and to get a better look, I will brake down all three parts of the fearsome eleven that will often see the field for Big Blue.

This first article will be focused on the defensive line that we have put together this year. We have seen it all so far, with injuries to some of our big men, free agent pick ups that went mostly unnoticed, and some training camp battles that will definitely spark some friendly competition.

Big Boys Up Front: Defensive Line

Two years ago, during our miraculous and unforgettable Super Bowl run, our defensive line was one of the most fearsome in years. Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora will again anchor the end positions, but some crucial free agent signings will keep our line fresh and healthy for the entire season.

Our defensive tackles will hopefully include the recovering Barry Cofield, the big man Fred Robbins and free agent acquisitions Chris Canty and Rocky Bernard.

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Speaking of which, I think one of the most underrated pickups this off season is indeed the previously mentioned Chris Canty. He will definitely be playing a major role in the operations of the D-Line this year.

He stands at a massive 6' 7'' which gives him the perfect opportunity to swim around offensive line men, and an even better chance at swatting down balls if he can find a way to get his massive frame near the QB.

Another crucial, and brand new member of the New York Giants is Rocky Bernard. He wrapped up over 40 tackles last year with the struggling Seattle Seahawks and will have a much more important role as he will most likely start if he can outperform Barry Cofield.

Though Bernard will have struggles of his own, as he had shoulder surgery in the off season.

As a whole, I think if we can get the right amount of substitutions in, and Osi Umenyiora can return to being an elusive and speedy force to be reckoned with, then the New York Giants will have one of the best defenses in the entire league.

Written By, Edited By, Travis Rand NYG Community Leader