New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur hints at possibly making changes to the personnel on the defensive side of the ball.
It’s safe to say the New York Giants defense hardly showed up to AT&T Stadium on Sunday. In the midst of a 35-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, that side of the ball for Big Blue allowed Dak Prescott to complete 78% of his throws for 405 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
The pass rush didn’t register one single sack either. Being that they only had 30 sacks last season, they were hoping to improve that aspect of the game.
On Tuesday, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur made an appearance on Mike’s On with Mike Francesa on WFAN. Along with saying the usual “I’m disappointed” type of response any NFL coach would say after a loss, Shurmur hinted at possible personnel changes on defense.
“I think we’ve got to get the guys who are going to be in there to play better. There’s a decent chance there could be a couple changes, but we’re going through that right now,” Shurmur said. “We’re finishing up the evaluation of that game and getting ready to play Buffalo.”
Personnel changes could possibly come within both the secondary and the front-seven.
Cornerbacks such as Antonio Hamilton and DeAndre Baker didn’t have their best games on Sunday. Expect the Giants to possibly include Corey Ballentine in the mix more than Hamilton in Week 2. Baker will remain the starter at corner, but there are definitely some things he’ll need to improve on.
As far as the inside linebackers are concerned, Tae Davis recorded an abysmal 24.9 Pro Football Focus grade. Therefore, the Giants could look to give more playing time to rookie fifth-round draft pick Ryan Connelly.