NFL  > New York Giants  > With Kenny Phillips out, is Giants D Toast?
September 25, 2009, 11:19 AM
So after the draft I was concerned about a lack of depth at safety, and I got blasted for saying so, but I really am concerned over the loss of KP, and the Giants' not having addressed it in FA or the draft.

Here is why I - the Steelers & Colts D's are not the same without Polamalu & Sanders, because they cannot run the same gameplan without them in their. Michael Johnson is still in my mind realistically an/a above-average/good safety that is limited to what the system dictates (which I hope I am wrong about), and CC Brown does not inspire confidence at all, but then again he was in Texas where they did not have the front 7 the Giants have.

Terrell Thomas appparently got some looks at safety, as well, but I cannot find anything to indicate that it was serious for long term consideration, or if he played well. Adam Rouse, thee new signee was let go by the Pack because he was not physical, lacked speed and general awareness.

I hope I am wrong about this, but I think this might be a huge issue, as much as Plax was last year - the difference being that they will have much longer to adjust. The next 3 weeks are against teams that they should beat, although the Buccs have been passing well and could take advantage of the "missing" piece and potential communication issues, missed coverages, reads, and so forth. Further, will the Giants be able to rrun the same D?

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