The Giants said that their pass rush would get better. Instead it got worse.
For the first time this season and the first time since they were embarrassed by the Saints last November, the Giants failed to record a sack against an opponent. As the Giants have said in the past, it’s not always about getting sacks but putting pressure on quarterbacks, but in this game against the Browns they failed to do that consistently.
“How could we be satisfied?" Tom Coughlin said when asked about his vaunted rushers who have been absent for most of this season. “We didn’t touch the passer again.”
Justin Tuck, who has not recorded a sack this season, admitted on Sunday that the dearth of quarterback takedowns is becoming a problem.
“Yes I am (concerned),” Tuck said. “Like I said last week, we’ll just continue to pound it and guys are figuring us out so we’ve got to do some different things and try to free up our guys. I don’t think it’s about effort or anything like that, I feel as though it just isn’t going our way right now. But we don’t make any excuses about it, we’ll just continue to try and get it right.”
Coughlin clearly wants that taken care of quickly.
“We have to look hard at how we can get this thing resolved, and get some pressure on the quarterback,” he said. “The more we play, the better we’ll get. There are some things that we do have to tweak and look at, naturally. It’s ongoing, you always have to change and adjust. We’ll continue to do that.”