Brees aside, Giants prepare for Saints RBs, too

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm •  Published: December 7, 2012
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"I wanted to forget about that game because they kicked the (stuffing) out of us," Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said of last year's contest. "We have a chance to defend them this time and we're doing everything that we possibly can, watching as much tape, getting as many tips as we can in order to be able to compete with these guys this year.

"They have a very good football team."

Fewell said the game was so bad that he didn't even want to watch the tape. But Webster did.

"I use that film to get better, move forward and see what we can use to help us be a better team this time around," he said. "Many mistakes that we made last year, hopefully we can correct and don't make those same mistakes. Any tip or tendency we can get from what they're doing that will help us in this game, I'm going to use that."

Make no mistake, the Saints still rely on the pass. Brees has thrown for a league-high 31 touchdowns to go along with 16 interceptions. But Boley said no matter what Brees has done, the principles of defense do not change.

"You have to read run first," he said. "That's with any team. If you are thinking pass first, you are going to be back on your heels and they are going to pound the ball at you."

Defensive tackle Chris Canty said if the Saints can run the ball, it will slow down the Giants pass rush. Webster concurs.

"We have to stop the run," he said. "It all starts up front. If you don't stop the run, it makes the pass game a lot easier. That will be a big challenge this week."

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NOTES: LB Jacquian Williams seems ready to play for the first time since a knee injury vs. San Francisco on Oct. 14. ...S Tyler Sash (hamstring) and TE Travis Beckum (knee) won't play Sunday. ... S Kenny Phillips (knee) is doubtful, while WR Hakeem Nicks (knee) is questionable after being limited in practice on Friday.

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