Originally posted on Giants Football Blog  |  Last updated 11/19/11
The Giants are in desperate need of someone to step in to the middle of their defense to sure up the front four with the back seven. LB Jonathan Goff was on the verge of doing when he blew out his knee in the beginning of the season. Since then, the team has tried a myriad of things to alleviate his absence. It has been a rough go, to put it lightly. The loss of Goff has expedited the learning process of four rookies linebackers: Greg Jones, Jacquain Williams, Spencer Paysinger and Mark Herzlich. Jones has been used as the MLB in the base package, which the team abandons in favor of a defensive-back-heavy alignment. Williams, who is not much bigger than a defensive back, sees time a spy and a rover. Paysinger and Herzlich have been used primarily on special teams. Last week, when Boley -who calls the defensive signals – left the game with a hamstring pull, Paysinger took over and the defense tailed off. Jones also missed some assignments in allowing the 49ers some big plays. Herzli...
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