How The Giants Can Make Special Teams Special In ’09


Published: March 15, 2009


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One of them though, was kickoff coverage, where they ranked dead last in the league in terms of opponent’s starting field position. John Carney rarely placed the ball inside the 10, and The Giants afforded their opponents very good field position as a result of that.


The New York coverage unit was hurt when it lost David Tyree (a Pro Bowl special teams player) and Chase Blackburn joined the starting lineup. Regardless, Lawrence Tynes did not prove to be much better than John Carney in terms of kickoff distance in his two appearances this past season, which leaves The Giants depleted in terms of their special teams unit heading into 2009.


With the money that Jerry Reese paid to get defenders like Chris Canty, ($42 million) Michael Boley, ($25 million), and Rocky Bernard, ($16 million) it is only fair that their oppo...

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