What’s the plan? Putting the secondary parts of the giants together

The New York Giants They are embarking on a very massive rebuilding program. There will be some big changes on both the defensive and offensive sides of the ball.

We last talked about how the Giants were trying to cheat a mostly functional crime out of a dysfunctional mess.

The thing with Attack on Titan is that we don’t have a lot of a track record going forward. Brian Daboll’s background lies in the Erhardt-Perkins system that emphasizes flexibility in attack. This adaptability suggests that we can’t rely on his past crimes the way we can someone from the WCO or Air Coryell’s crime as a roadmap for 2022 and beyond. Likewise, Mike Kafka was the head coach of his df and quarterbacks under Andy Reed. And although Reed is, on the whole, a man of the “West Coast”, his evolution has made him take elements of largely all attack scheme. So, not only have we never witnessed Mike Kafka’s crime, but his background offers little clues to the type of abuse he prefers.

With Wink Martindale, on the other hand, we have a solid track record on tape as well as his own words. In contrast to the offensive side of the ball, we have something like a roadmap for predicting how the Giants’ defense will come together.

We’ll start speculating about the giants’ defense in high school.

Overall, Wink Martindale and Patrick Graham approach defense with similar starting points: they both use coverage to push everything they do in defense. The two men also like to plan lightning attacks from unexpected areas of the field. This is where the similarities end, but it’s a good enough starting point for our purposes. Especially since the giants were forced to cut James Bradbury So that they can sign the junior class.

Bradbury has been a mainstay in Graham’s defense and his ability to persuade midfielders on throws and then criticize closed windows from outside coverage has been a huge factor in the giants’ defensive success over the past two seasons. While his skill set isn’t a perfect fit for Martindale’s defensive philosophy, his passing still leaves a gaping hole too big for the Giants to fill.

As we’ve covered in the past, Martindale simply loves to cover up the guy. He kept his commitment to summoning cover man despite having to deal with Baltimore RavensIt was devastated by secondary injuries a year ago.

Despite the injuries, Martindale called out league averages for a Cover-1 and 2-Man, and well above league averages for a very aggressive Cover-0.

When he got his high school diploma in health in 2020, Martindale’s defense was frantically aggressive.

This extensive use of human coverage indicates that the hole left by Bradbury was likely filled by second-year cornerback Aaron Robinson for most of the landing. Robinson was drafted to play a corner in Graham’s defense, but he had some experience as an outside corner in college. Most importantly, it is formulated to give a more physical advantage to the hole position and this can translate into Martindale charts. Robinson is adept at playing both in man and territory schemes, but he is a naturally physical and aggressive player and was more effective in tight man coverage than he was when playing.

This, of course, brings us to the question of who plays the gambling receiver. The simple answer here is the 2020 fourth round pick by Darnay Holmes. Holmes has played in 23 games with 9 games since being drafted. He was on the field for 55 per cent of defensive shots in 2020, which fell to 37 per cent in 2021 as he shared time with Robinson in the slot. His experience as the second-most veteran of the Giants High School makes him a potential cornerstone candidate — a de facto start to the modern NFL.

However, we can also see a less obvious solution. In fact, that may be more likely than just Holmes hitting the depth chart.

As Nick Valato explains, much of Martindale’s defensive scheme is to create confusion (and thus chaos) on the offensive side of the ball. Covering man, late cover rotations, unexpected dips in coverage and blitzkrieg are all tools in Martindale’s defensive toolbox, and we should expect him to have it all ready. Defenders appear one look before rotating cover shells late, or play multiple modes to conceal cover and pressure packets, and this requires some amount of variety in their skill sets. As it happens, the Giants have three defenders who played multiple positions in the high school.

Julian Love, Garen Williams and Cordall Flute have experience playing both side rib and safety at the college and NFL (Love and Williams) levels.

The flute was apparently coined by the current system and is the most likely competitor to Holmes in a head-to-head slot competition. While Flott isn’t experienced at the NFL level – and has an undeniably slight build – he has more experience as a slot angle than anyone else in this draft class. Flute lined up in the hole 60 percent of the shots last year (according to Sports Info Solutions), the second-highest was Washington’s Kyler Gordon at 40 percent. Likewise, his aggressive demeanor and playing style must align well with Martindale’s offensive philosophy. Flott also has some experience playing the free safety position as well as the border corner. His experience getting into deep coverage zones or playing outside could give him an advantage over Holmes, who was primarily a cover zone defender.

Julian Love was in the back corner Notre Dame But it has moved up to safety in the NFL. He’s played all over High School of the Giants since he was drafted and characters to be one of the safety of the start of the Giants this year. His experience as a slots defender can put him into the mix as a slots defender in certain defensive packages. Martindale simply likes Cover 1’s defenses, which leaves safety at the second level. If that’s Love, he can fill the corner’s role in the slot with three basic safety or defenses combinations. It’s undeniable that giants are skinny in high school, and that means Love’s versatility will surely ensure it plays a big and varied part.

Possibly considered a depth and special contributor to teams, Garen Williams proved to be a bright spot after being promoted to the match day roster last year. Williams has a similar variety to love, and he could be the “next guy” who plays a similar role.

This finally brings us to another rookie DB, safety Dane Belton. Depending on where Williams plays and whether UDFA safety Joseph Corker and Trenton Thompson are in the shortlist, the Giants may only have three safety zones at their disposal. Obviously, Xavier McKinney and Julian Lover are the starting ones. Pelton, by virtue of his position as the draft, is the real deep and third security giant on the list of giants.

Like Wan’Dale Robinson on offense, Belton is out of the ordinary. His 114th selection overall was widely seen as an access—he ranked 198th on the Consensus Council, and one spot below Corker at 197th. But as with Robinson, Pelton’s standing as an outsider can tell us about the Giants’ plans for his unit. .

According to Sports Info Solutions, Belton lined up in the slot on 52 percent of the picks last year. It was also one of the most offensive security systems in last year’s draft. Pelton started shooting 6 percent of his shots last year, which might not sound like much, but it was still a good eighth in the draft class.

While the Giants’ minor team is thin, the quarterback’s corps may be thinner. The linebacker off the ball is as follows:

  • Blake Martinez
  • Ty Crowder
  • TJ Bronson
  • Justin Hilliard
  • Darian Beavers
  • Mika McFadden

We might also be able to add Carter Coughlin (who was EDGE before trying to switch to an off-ball role last year), or Cam Brown (who was an off-ball player in college before trying to switch to EDGE with the Giants). But where they’re playing – if they’ve made the list – may not be clear until training camp or pre-season.

With that in mind, let’s take a second look at the array of versatile defenders that the secondary giants have.

Giants will likely spend most of their time in a nickel package of one type or another. We can see both Holmes and Flute separated in the hatch depending on the named coverage schemes. We can also see Love and Williams on the field at the same time, using their various skill sets to help conceal coverage and pressure packs. And speaking of pressure packs, Belton will likely see the field a bit. Martindale is fond of three safety combinations, and Belton will likely be the first (real) safety off the bench. He may not be suitable for frequent coverage as a slot defender, but he is an experienced slot blitzer. Given that Martindale loves to blitz (Baltimore had the sixth-highest blitz in 2021 and by far the highest blitz in 2020), we should plan to see Pelton rush into the quarterbacks more frequently.

Giants High School is still precariously weak after her parting with Bradbury, but it seems they have a plan to hold High School together. There is always a high rate of attrition among defensive linebackers, and the Giants may be one hit or two away from disaster. The Giants will also be relying on a lot of young players and moving parts in high school this year. That would certainly invite tests of opposition to crimes.

The giants seem to have a clear view of the kinds of players they want and how they all fit together. However, it remains to be seen if the plan will pay off this year or if they will need another off-season for it all to come together.

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