The Dave Gettleman Review: Linebacker

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The Dave Gettleman Review: Linebacker
The Dave Gettleman Review: Linebacker

This post will focus on what is typically called the middle or inside linebacker position. The Giants defense has blended between 3–4 and 4–3 fronts over the past few years, so it makes sense to think of these players from their primary responsibilities instead of their technical position. In general, these players are responsible for making tackles in the middle of the field, blitzing, and covering interior pass catchers (eg. RBs, TEs, FBs). In the 4–3 front that was run under Steve Spagnuolo, the 2017 linebacking core comprised of Jonathan Casillas, Calvin Munson, Kelvin Sheppard, B.J. Goodson, and Keenan Robinson. Of that group, only Goodson and Munson played in 2019 and they had a combined

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