Friday, September 27, 2013
Big Blue Morning: Chiefs' D look familiar?
By Dan Graziano
Your daily morning check-in on news and notes about and of interest to the New York Giants.
The news of the day: You hate to have to write about the offensive line every day because ... well, because writing about the offensive line is kind of boring. But it's important, and it's a significant issue for the Giants as they work to piece together a starting line this week with two starters hurt. One way to look at it is that, hey, it can't get any worse than it was last week. But unless and until they can get something together up there, the offense isn't going to get on track. On the flip side, Kieran Darcy wonders where the sacks are going to come from on the defensive line. Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell seems to think improved health and increased practice time for Jason Pierre-Paul and Damontre Moore can help.
Behind enemy lines: Bob Sutton is the Kansas City Chiefs' defensive coordinator. It's his first year on the job after 13 years as a defensive assistant coach with the Jets. A lot of Giants players and coaches spoke Thursday about the remarkable similarities they see between the Jets' defense and the one Kansas City is running, especially with regard to the way they rely on changing defensive fronts. Since they play the Jets every year in the preseason, the Giants hope that will help them handle what the Kansas City front will throw at them.
Around the division: The other 0-3 team in the NFC East is the Washington Redskins, and as we all know much of the attention has been focused on the quarterback down there. But John Keim thinks Robert Griffin III needs more help, in particular from his wide receivers.
Around the league: I am headed up the road to Bristol, where we will talk some Giants and quite a few other teams Friday at 3 p.m. ET on "NFL Insiders" on ESPN. Make sure you have us on when the kids get home from school. The kids love NFL Insiders.