Take 2: null vs. Giants

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Monday, January 17, 2022


Earlier this week, our scouts filed their advance scouting report on this week's matchup between the null and Giants. Now they're back with a second look.

The Giants have one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL and will struggle to slow down the Redskins' passing game. Washington has two small but very fast wide receivers, led by Santana Moss, who has been simply outstanding. Because Washington's offense is well-balanced, the Giants will be forced to make a decision whether to put an extra defender in the box to slow down Clinton Portis or use both safeties off the line of scrimmage in coverage.

Redskins TE Chris Cooley also has become a reliable option in the middle of the field, and his presence cannot be ignored when scheming against this pass offense. There isn't a cornerback on the Giants who can stay close to Moss, and if he is going to get single coverage on any play, the defensive back must allow a huge cushion. Moss has become one of the most dangerous players in the NFL and is nearly uncoverable at times. He is extremely explosive as a route runner and with the ball in his hands, where he can take a short pass to the end zone.

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