NEW ORLEANS MARINE
- Jun 6, 2005
- Reaction score
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After watching videotapes of the game against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, Giants defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan kicked himself a little.
The defense played poorly as a whole and vaunted line led by Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora barely touched Brees in the 48-27 loss. They didn't sack him and they hit him only three times.
Brees could have taken publicity shots after the game, his uniform was so immaculate.
"In hindsight, if I have to do it all over again, we'd pressure much more, more frequently, send more guys than they could block," Sheridan said Thursday after New York (5-1) practiced for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals (3-2). "That was their plan to max (protect) it up and throw the ball."
The Saints (5-1) did it to perfection and the Giants never adjusted.
The Saints went back to pass 33 times in the game - 30 throws, one scramble and two penalties - and the Giants countered with only 11 blitzes.
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