Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/8/12

For the last few years, one thing has been the mainstay for the New York Giants. A brutal, athletic and punishing front seven, with their defensive line leading the way.

But, this year it hasn’t been so. The Giants defensive front, which was a crucial part in their run to a super bowl last season, has been virtually non-existent on gameday, although they haven’t had problems with headline-making quotes during the week.

This past week, in response to Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson saying he thought the Browns might be able to run the ball along the outside of the Giants defense, defensive end Osi Umenyiora said, “If he looks on tape and he thinks he sees some candy, he can come try and get it,” according to the New York Daily News.… Read more

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