Gary Brightwell

Gary Brightwell

Height/Weight: 5' 11"/215 lbs
Born: Chester, Pennsylvania
College: Arizona
Draft: 2021 6th round (12th pick) by the

    Defensive coordinator Martindale wants Giants to dominate

    When Wink Martindale was hired as the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants, there was rampant speculation about his unit this season. The analytics and Martindale's reputation for being aggressive fueled the feeling the Giants were about to go wild on defense. There would be blitzes every other play, multiple schemes, defenders in unexpected alignments and a return to the good old days of Lawrence Taylor, Harry Carson and one of the NFL's top defenses.

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    Giants’ Xavier McKinney signs off on aggressive defensive approach

    New York Giants safety Xavier McKinney is on board with Wink Martindale's aggressive approach that forces offenses to make mistakes.

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    Giants' Wink Martindale wants his defense to 'control the narrative'

    The New York Giants invested heavily in their defense this offseason using six of their 11 draft picks and making numerous free agent signings on defensive players. What their defense will look like in 2022 is anyone’s guess but the pass rush should be much improved with rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux joining the likes of Leonard Williams and Azeez Ojulari on the defensive front.