Do Da Dirty Bird: D-Line Looking Like “Giants Lite”

Posted: 14th September 2009 by John McCurdy in NFL
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When it comes to defensive lines in today's NFL, it's safe to say the New York Giants take the cake. There's no doubt in my mind that the Vikings' and Cowboys' units are elite, and as always, Pittsburgh and New England make it into the conversation, but the G-Men's front four won a Super Bowl, lost their biggest name, and then got better. So comparing the Atlanta Falcons' trenchmen to the Giants', even if I do use the qualifier of them being the "Diet" variety, is a decent accolade. And a lot to say at this point in the season, but it's not unwarranted; the similarities are striking. First, look at John Abraham and tell me he doesn't remind you a bit of a combination of Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora. Like Strahan, Abe brings veteran leadership to a young group, and like Osi, he's ...

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