Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 2/19/13
In my prior article on the NY Giants' 2013 roster, I said "To prevent a repeat of the 2012 season it starts with Big Blue's 2013 DEFENSE". For more on that article click here. That first look focused on the front line of the secondary, the cornerbacks; in today's article I focus on the last line of defense, the safeties. Fast facts reminder, from my prior article, for continuity purposes; the 2012 Giants: Ranked 31st in overall team defenseRanked T-16th in first-down defenseRanked 28th in passing-defenseRanked 25th in rushing-defenseHaving said that, the one defensive unit that performed at or above its expectation was the safeties. Of the defense's 21 total interceptions the safeties totaled 10 (Stevie Brown - 8 / Antrel Rolle - 2); their No.1 & No. 4 tacklers were safeties (Rolle - 71, 4 for a loss / Brown - 56, 3 for a loss). The first set of numbers is alarming for two reasons, first that Brown doubled the number of interceptions by any cornerback (Webster - 4) and second, B...
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