Second-year defensive end Damontre Moore has stood out on special teams and in limited opportunities as a pass rusher. In just 76 pass rush attempts, Moore has two sacks, three QB hits, and six QB hurries. However, most of the time he finds himself on the bench when the defense takes the field. That may change as DL coach Robert Nunn discussed getting him more opportunities after the bye week.
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Get Corey Washington Involved
UDFA Corey Washington translated a dominant training camp into an impressive preseason, and since then he has barely been heard from. Some expected the 6-foot-4 and 215 pound talent to get more playing time following the injury to Victor Cruz, but Washington was inactive in Week 7. WR coach Sean Ryan admitted that he is still making mental errors in practice. Coming out of the bye, Washington could provide a boost to the Giants inside the red zone.
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Make Robert Ayers The Starting Left Defensive End
Despite the fact that Mathias Kiwanuka nearly doubles Robert Ayers in snaps, Ayers has recorded two more sacks, four more total pressures, and one more stop in the run game than Kiwanuka this season. Not getting pressure on third and long was the main culprit in the Week 7 loss to the Cowboys, and these two players should see their roles reserved after the bye.
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Get Odell Beckham Jr. The Ball In Space
We caught a glimse of what Beckham Jr. can do with the ball in space during the Week 7 game against the Cowboys where he took an end around play for 13 yards and a first down. The rookie posseses unique change-of-direction ability and 4.43 straight-line speed. Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo should design more plays to get the ball in his hands quickly and in open space.
Spread Out The Offense And Go Up Tempo
Down two scores against the Cowboys, the Giants finally decided to use their spread, up-tempo offensive attack and the result was a quick seven points. It's smart to stay balanced on offense, but there are other ways to successfully run the football. According to Pro Football Focus, no running back has rushed more against a dime defense than Rashad Jennings Against the dime he has 23 carries for 135 yards and a touchdown. The Giants can get the defense in dime packages by spreading them out with multiple wide receivers and using an up-tempo attack.