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Weakened Giants pass rush will be big factor in NFC East race

In his latest mailbag, John Clayton tackles questions on Donovan McNabb, Alge Crumpler's impact on the Titans and more.

Originally Published: August 27, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The New York Giants were a welcome wakeup call to the NFL last season.

Aside from Eli Manning establishing himself as the franchise quarterback retired general manager Ernie Accorsi expected him to be, the Giants proved that a hot NFC team can compete and beat a top AFC team in the Super Bowl. With their four-defensive-end pass-rush scheme, devised by creative defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, the Giants pressured the quarterback in a way that unnerved Tom Brady ...

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