Giants Defensive Front Big Obstacle For Bucs

September 16th, 2012

With the Bucs facing the Giants today at the New Jersey Swamplands, the task at hand was clear to both Bucs left tackle Donald Penn and left guard Carl Nicks.

“They are the world champs,” Penn said.

“They are beasts,” Nicks added.

It wasn’t just about the Super Bowl champions that Penn and Nicks were referring to. It’s the front defensive line of the Giants. There is no stronger defensive line in the NFL. It’s not close. With players Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Pierre-Paul, it’s a living, breathing nightmare for quarterbacks, must less for offensive linemen.

If there is a unit on the Bucs that the had their antennae up moments after beating the stinking Panthers in the first week of the season, it is the Bucs’ offensive line.

“This is one of the best front sevens we will see all year and it’s already the second game,” Penn said. “They are one of the best front sevens in the league. After their loss, they will be coming back with a lot of vengeance, a lot of motivation. It is a must-win game for them.”

“They get sacks, tackles for loss, pressure, bull rushing, speed rushing; they are just a bunch of jack-of-all-trades over there,” Nicks said.

The Giants were humbled by the Cowboys to open the season on a nationally-televised game on a Wednesday night where Pierre-Paul, Umenyiora and Tuck were invisible. After being chewed on by Giants headmaster Tom Coughlin for the past week and a half, it’s highly unlikely those three monsters will go unnoticed today.

“You just have to do what you do best and execute,” Nicks said in how to combat the Giants defensive front. “That’s the main thing: no mental errors. you can’t let get one good play because once they do, that will erupt into another big play and everyone will bounce off each other with more big plays real quick.

“After a couple of plays, there will be tendencies and you go from there but you have to play the game and can’t just guess.”

“They have freak of natures all over there,” Penn said. “Pierre Paul, there’s not many people who can do what he does. I get a double-dose. I get a little bit of him and a little bit of Osi. This is going to be a tough one. How do you forget Justin tuck? It’s going to be tough. It’s not going to be easy.”

9 Responses to “Giants Defensive Front Big Obstacle For Bucs”

  1. Nick Says:

    Can we please stop crowning the Giants before we even play the game Joe!
    I don’t care how good their front four are, we have a front five that will own them today. Get your popcorn out and watch, you might learn something.

  2. raphael Says:

    the right side of our o-line is my main concern…without joseph it could be a long day…I think we have a plan and I think Dotson will be up for the challenge…Larson is a ? at this point….I think MCcoy will have a big game !

  3. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Not to mention all these drills Freeman has been learning are drills Manning has already mastered. Of all the teams…the Giants will be the hardest to beat.

    When I see people say the Giants suck this year I shake my head. They had a rough first game but they are the kind of team that will thrive after a loss like that. I suspect by the end of this game the drones will be complaining about our expensive oline and saying Freeman sucks…but this is not a game that should be held against them.

    We do have a small chance of beating them though…our defense. If we can get after Manning as much as they get after Freeman it might give opportunities. Special teams will matter a lot in this game as well. Having Sullivan, who is familiar with the giants, might help.

    Gonna be a tough game, no doubt. I suspect we’ll see a bit of schooling.

  4. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Even if we win though, we won’t get much respect…our own local media will just say the Giants are not a good team this year. They’ll never say the Bucs are great…never.

    But the Bucs can show the rest of the NFL.

  5. Have A Nice Day Says:

    I expect Penn and especially Dotson to be bullied often. Stocker better have his blocking helmet on today.

  6. MTM Says:

    If the Bucs are going to win today Freeman better get the ball out quick and the O-line better run block. The Bucs defense can stop the Giants passing and running game.
    If the Bucs manage to win you won’t hear anything about it nationally. The storylines will center around Coughlin getting fired, Superbowl hangover….
    It’s similar to the beatings the Rays have given the Yankees in the past.

  7. Santos Says:

    Last year I would be pessimistic about this game, after seeing the 1st team defense against Brady (I know it was preseason but still) I believe the game will be dictated by free and the o line today!!

    27-17 bucs

  8. Macabee Says:

    The right game plan is needed today. The Cowboys O-line is nothing to write home about, but they used tha run game and passing game to get the Giants D-line out of the critical 3rd down phases of the game.

    Eli Manning is no Cam Newton and he’s going to get a lot of pressure. We have a chance if we win the turnover battle!

  9. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Lorig and Stocker better put on their big-boy pants today ’cause they’re gonna be chipping early and often. Go Bucs!