From the desk of: DO IT FOR THE DUKE
NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS: Perry Fewell Insists His Players Must Win Individual Battles With Little Help. If Adrian Peterson Romps Tonight, The Defensive Coordinator Might As Well Start Packing His Bags.
Stop Adrian Peterson and you stop the Vikings, right? The Giants beleaguered linebacking unit will be front and center tonight. For those of us watching on TV, it would be nice to hear Spencer Paysinger's and Jon Beason's names mentioned repeatedly throughout the telecast. In a perfect world, that would mean they are making frequent tackles and containing Peterson who rushed for over 2,000 yards last season. Linval Joseph should be able to get some of that tonight as well.
Otherwise, what can be said at this point, that hasn't been said already? From either defensive end, the Giants still haven't been able to turn up the sacks. Justin Tuck continues to underperform, while JPP continues to lightfoot his way back from back surgery. But that's a tough criticism to make. It's not my back that underwent surgery.
In any scenario, every player on defense is on their own. That's the way Perry Fewell rolls, and reiterated that again last week. He is still putting everything on the players to win their individual battles. In a way, that's not wrong when you have no depth, and a bunch of under-performers. But desperate times call for desperate measures, however Coach Fewell seems to not feel the heat of the fire. You would think he'd like to go out in a blaze of glory, shooting all his guns, and coming up with schemes we haven't seen before. We have gotten none of that, and he will be gone because of it. I'm sure of that now.
There are so many things to point our fingers at for the predicament the Giants find themselves. But tonight, because the Giants have allowed over 200 points in six weeks, I put Perry Fewell in tonight's national spotlight.