Giants defense about show’so many aggression’ – Kayvon Thibodeaux & Co. – New York Giants blog

EAST RUTHERFORD N.J. — The New York Giants This season's defense will be different, which isn’t a bad thing considering that it was ranked 21st last year. Teams were able to score when they needed and wanted.

In 2021, Giants lost 79-0 to the opposition in the last two minutes of the first half. They were spared further embarrassment by the fact that the opposition rarely needed to repeat the feat in the last two minutes of a game after a four-year season with 10 double-digit losses.

Don “Wink”, Martindale, defensive coordinator, inherits a group that pressed opposing quarterbacks with just 24.2% dropbacks last year, which was fifth worst according to NFL Next Gen Stats. Joe Schoen, general manager, addressed this issue by using the fifth overall pick in his draft 2022 NFL draft On edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux To headline an aggressive defense that relies upon the perception of pressure from all parts of the formation to stress opposing offenses,

Martindale stated last week, “You want the offense to dictate to you rather than sitting there and letting it dictate to you.” “I think this game is one of adjustments and matchups. But I would prefer them to have the headache and stay up five more nights trying to figure it out. [we will] Try to show different looks each time you play. Pressure can cause pipes to burst. We believe that this is our philosophy.

It is loved by his players.

“Oh, Wink! It's so much fun. Safety Xavier McKinney said. “You know, so much aggression. It just gives us energy. It gives us the freedom to play and not worry about making mistakes.

Martindale was the NFL's most prolific blitzer during his four-year tenure as the NFL's Commissioner. Baltimore RavensHis defenses ranked first (2018) in the league, fourth in 2019 and seventh in 2020, respectively. These units led the league's blitzing during his first three seasons at 39.6% and 54.9% respectively. Then, they dropped to sixth in last season (31.1%) according Pro Football Reference.

Martindale-led defenses are described as having “a lot of people at their line of scrimmage,” according to one Scout. He doesn't coach scared.”

Thibodeaux will play a key role in this defense, thanks to his quickness and first steps. He is the Giants' high end pass-rusher who has been long absent, and could be Martindale's star player. New York has only had one true edge rusher (Markus Golden In 2018, the record for sacks was doubled in comparison to the previous seven seasons. Baltimore had only one edge rusher (Terrell SuggsMartindale's defenses were ranked in the top 10 in three seasons as coordinator (2017, 2016).

Martindale and Drew Wilkins, outside linebackers coach, viewed Thibodeaux's draft as the best-ranked edge rusher. This is partly because they can see him running from different positions, including inside, where they think his speed could be a matchup nightmare with an overmatched interior player.

Wilkins said, “He was just so great for us in Wink’s defence.” He has all the skills we are looking for. He can be a dominant edge-setter and a violent, violent, relentless pass rusher, as well as all the other skills you can imagine.

Martindale's pressure can leave his cornerbacks on the island. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Baltimore played the fifth-most man–to-man defense (39%), in his four seasons as Baltimore coordinator.

Last season, it was a problem when an injured secondary led to the Ravens' last-place finish in pass defense.

Martindale stated that he learned this lesson: “Don’t go to DoorDash for a backup corner.”

New York's Giants lost their top cornerback, which could make things difficult this season. James Bradberry Recently, as salary-cap casualty. Adoree' JacksonThe team's No. 1, who has missed 22 games the past three seasons. They have their No. 1 corner and 2021 third round pick. Aaron Robinson The favorite to win another starting job

Martindale has made 111 career starts in the Giants secondary, making it a question mark heading into the season. Jackson is open to the challenge.

“I feel like everyone, it turns into.” [man-to-man coverage]He replied, “Whoever comes down and plays whatever it is zone, I have them all. I end up matching [up]. … It's third-and-5, and he runs an eight-yard out. You will match it… You won't just stay in your third [of the field] Because that's what you are expected to do. It's not about being a football player, but understanding what's happening.

Giants sign unemployed Ravens cornerbacks with a retooled pass rush. Maurice Canady And Khalil Dorsey Martindale's defense in this season's matchup is very low. He seems to have no care.

“Look, the narrative will be controlled by us. Martindale stated, “That's what you'll hear.” “People can speak what they like. We'll all know when it's time for Nashville to get going. [against the Tennessee Titans in Week 1]. We'll find out where we're headed by then. We have the narrative in the room and I am excited about this season.

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