Three Early Surprises In Young 2009 Giant Season

Posted: 2nd October 2009 by Sean Couch in NFL
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Watching the 2009 Giants reminds me of a basketball team on a fast break and then turning around on defense and instituting a smothering press defense to disrupt any continuity their opponent might seek to find. In their first three games, components of this philosophy have been visible. Against Washington, their defense pressed, limiting Washington to 51 yards on 20 carries after one long 34-yard Clinton Portis run. At Dallas, they fastbreaked, scoring 33 points with their two starting receivers catching 20 balls for 284 yards. They put it all together in week three, shutting out Tampa Bay while going over 200 yards on ground. Presently the Giants are seventh in scoring offense and fourth in scoring defense. Three players who have benefited from the uptempo style are DB Bruce Johnson, ...

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