Well, we won't know until they suit up, and play the games, but we can guess, right? We (The Big MoFO Blue) have a new DC, and that should help things, depending on who you ask. Some argue Sheridan did not get a fair chance, but that ship has sailed. Fewel is here now, and it is his ship to right. And continueing the horrible analogy, he has some new weapons to help him along the voyage.
Most Giants fans agree the LB and Saffety positions were in, at best, disarray last season.
Was it the fault of the a. LB's? b. The Safeties? c. The Coord? Or d. a combination?
So far, it seems the Giants brass believe it was b. and c. And maybe a little bit of a., so that means maybe a little bit of d. (aha)
They replaced our Safeties (even (especially) if/when Phillips comes back, the safeties added turn the position from a weakness to a strength - on paper) revamped (maybe??) our LB's through addition by subtraction. Getting rid of older LB's with the hope that the younger ones are ready to go. And obviously Sheridan was canned, welcome Pete Fewel.
Here is what I am getting at.
Are we still in trouble with our Lb's? I think not.
I think a major problem with last years LB's was the safeties. With so much looking behind them, the LB's could not concentrate on the action in front of them. Now, with a better safety (net), they can focus on what they are supposed to focus on, RB's, TE's and QB's.
The safeties and corners, hopefully, will also be helped by a better, healtheir dline.
I think the Giants have done a great deal to sure up the defense, but we won't know until they butt heads with the Panthers, Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m.