how we cover the TE's and RB's in the passing game this week too. Definitely a big part of the story because we all don't expect much from the downfield passing game.
I expect a lot of single-high coverage with at least 5 DB's. Lots of coverage near the LOS mix of man and zone. I'm interested about the LBers though - Collins has mostly been playing in the box like an additional LBer and Eligwe got a fair number of snaps last week, Tae Davis is better in coverage than against the run imo. With Collins out Thomas becomes the starting SS, and while he's been used a lot in coverage I'm not sure Bettcher will want him up as the 7th man in the box like Collins was, so I'll be watching closely to see if we go to something like a 2-5-4 personnel package or stick with the 2-6-5 stuff we were seeing with Collins.
For sure, we need to stop the run, protect Eli and open holes in the running game.
Most of all key to this game is protect the football because we can't afford to give WAS any easy scores. This is a game we can and should win, imo, but these division games are never easy. Last time we did a good job defensively for the most part, but the offense couldn't really get anything going until late in the game. We just kept shooting ourselves in the foot. This was a 13-6 game until AP broke one late, and then our final TD came against a prevent defense with the clock running down. It wasn't as close as it should be because we couldn't score points early.
A lot of words to say that I think the key to winning this game is to score points early on offense, protect the ball, and make WAS play from behind.
their only chance is their front 7. They can put pressure on the qbs and we got a heavy dose of that in the first game. They can bottle up Barkley and put the game on Manning and the line. We'll see how improved the Oline really is this game
of the season. Washington may get close in the third and pull it within a score or two, but then the Giants put the pedal to the metal and finish them off in the 4th. Will be the most relaxed win of the season.
Can bottle us up easily enough to make it a two score per team affair. All they need to do is be patient, work the A gaps and run and pop a few down the middle and use Thompson out of the backfield. We are a 4-8 team talking like the 85 Bears, unreal.
With Odell out, all the have to do is stop Saquon Barkley.
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