Letters to the Editor: November 2, 2012
Gino P. writes…
In watching the Giants’ running game succeed or struggle from game to game it seems to me that they run the ball much better against 4-3 defenses, and have a more difficult time vs. the 3-4 opponents. Do you have an opinion on that?
It is interesting that you report that part of Stevie Brown’s success is attributable to his playing closer to the line and not too deep. I seem to recall an interview by you of Kenny Phillips where he lamented that the coaches have him playing too deep and he would prefer a scheme where he can be closer to the action. How do you reconcile these two things?
Gino, I’ll start with the second question first, and this is just an opinion. Based on what Stevie Brown told me in the article you are referencing, the coaches apparently feel that he has the speed to make up ground on deep passes. With Phillips, who had the knee injury, logic would seem to indicate that he plays a bit deeper because perhaps there is concern that he doesn’t have the same speed to make up for lost ground.
Regarding your first question, that’s something I’d need to research further, so I am not able to offer an opinion at this time.
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