The Giants’ defense has always been about linebackers and pass rushers. With the evolution of the NFL to a passer’s paradise, teams are focusing more on upgrading their defensive backs.
Giants GM Jerry Reese got that memo loud and clear this past winter after watching the Seattle Seahawks’ secondary lead them to a Super Bowl championship. He extended CB Prince Amukamara, re-signed CB Trumaine McBride and signed S Quentin Demps in free agency. He also added CBs Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond III and Zach Bowman.
Add those players to the solid safety duo of Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown and the Giants’ secondary has quickly become the heart and soul of the defense.
Their con-tenants, the Jets, have used first round selections in each of the past two drafts to fortify their defensive backfield. CB Dee Milliner and S Calvin Pryor have big plans for the Jets’ secondary.
LoudMouths Adam Schein and Chris Carlin discuss whether the Jets or Giants will have a better secondary coming into the 2014 NFL season.