Justin Tuck was asked about the Giants’ run defense on Sunday. Or at least someone started to ask him about it.
“I don’t want to talk about it,” the captain said before the question was completed. "What run defense?"
If only the Giants could tackle runners behind the line of scrimmage the way Tuck cut off that question for a loss.
The Giants allowed Reggie Bush to run for 103 yards on Sunday and gave up 145 total. They are allowing 130.1 per game, which is 28th in the league.
“In past times when we’ve had a very solid defensive front against the run, it’s normally just one person making a play when some of those plays could’ve gotten out of the gate,” Tuck said. “For us right now that’s not happening.”
Tom Coughlin called it “frustrating.”
But here’s the twist: The Giants have allowed four running backs to run for 100 or more yards against them this season and they are 4-0 in those games.