The Giants’ pass rush finally got untracked Sunday vs San Francisco. And no wonder. They changed some things up, employed a new alignment and did the most sensible thing: moved Mathias Kiwanuka back to DE from LB. The Giants sacked Niner QBs six times after only registering eight the first four games.
My final unofficial Kiwanuka count: 22 plays at DE, 15 plays at DT, and one at LB.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) October 16, 2012
The Giants also gave Adrian Tracy more reps and he recorded a four tackles and sack. He and Kiwi seemed to get more pressure than Osi Umneyiora and Justin Tuck have been getting recently. Not saying that those two should replace the established vets, but more playing time appears to be in the cards.
With players like Jacquian Williams and Spencer Paysinger coming along and the addition of Keith Rivers, the Giants are deep at LB these days. Is it time to move Kiwi back to the DL full time?