Saturday, October 29, 2011

Marshall prepped for Giants' man-to-man

The New York Giants have been middle-of-the-pack in pass defense, but because their front-seven is so good at getting to the quarterback (T-1st with 21 sacks), their corners and safeties are able to play a little more aggressively.

New York’s top two tacklers are both in the secondary – free safety Antrel Rolle and strong safety Kenny Phillips.

“They have some good guys back there,” Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall told the media Friday. “They play with a swagger. They’re a physical team. They got some guys that can do some special things back there so it’s going to be a challenge.”

“I like the matchup. They play man-to-man so it should be an exciting game.”

The Giants rank 15th in the league against the pass, giving up 245.8 yards a game through the air. Aaron Ross leads New York in interceptions with three, and Corey Webster had two picks two weeks ago against the Bills.

Marshall has made 34 receptions for 483 yards so far this season, and he only has one touchdown.

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