Yeah, I could end up looking foolish but judging from how The Giants have drafted in the past decade, I think the position will be filled via free agency and/or in the late rounds.
Everyone always talks about what the giants did while Gettleman was there but he was never the guy in charge when he was with the giants. Maybe he would have gone with more OL in the first round, who knows. Its hard to say.
I think Robinson could end up being the best of the bunch. He is an NFL ready run blocker right now. Mathews will end up going top 5 but if Robinson works at it he is the only guy I have seen in the past 5 years or so that has like Pace like potential. But thats just potential. It takes work to get there.
How many bad breaks have we had in the last 3 seasons. Drops, fumbles, pentlies that cost us games. I can't even remember. I don't care if it was the right call or the wrong call. For once the breaks went out way and I don't feel the need to justify it. I know we won and thats all that matters.
Yes they do on PFF. But my point is that a Mike LB has a completely different gap assignments than a single ILB. Since in a 3-4 there is 2 ILBs. There is not doubt that Wilis is a great LB no matter if its ILB or Mike, he plays great. But he's been in the league what 5 -6 years now. Luke just started his second season.
Luke's numbers have dropped this year and some people are starting to talk about it. But if anyone knows anything about football and the defensive side of the ball, when you have a solid Dline like the panther have now, Your MLB's will have less tackles in a game. Very few teams have tried to run it straight up the gut against Star and the rest of our DT's this year. this means more outside or off tackle runs and more plays for our OLB's.
The better play by the DT's this year is one reason the Luke's numbers are down. But I think the main reason is the Panthers offense is always on the field. They lead the NFL in TOP right at 34 min a game now. Now at the end of the game teams are throwing the ball all over the place because they are down by 2 or 3 TD's. Last year they had a 6 point lead with 5 min to go in the 4th and they were running the ball to try to eat up clock.
If you ever really notice guys that lead the league in tackles are guys on teams who's offenses can't do anything. The defense is on the field longer so they are going to make more tackles. That's just how it is.
Remeber the offseason when everyone said Tampa's defense was going to be so good? They have a total of 17 sacks which is not that bad. The bad part is 5 have come from the MLB, which leads the team. Their D-line has a total of 7 sacks. The only way for them to get after the QB is to blitz, which exposed the secondary to a lot of 1 on 1 coverage. I know their offense sucks but if you dont have a good D-Line in the NFL you can't have a good defense.