Look out, Aaron Rodgers, the Giants defense is coming after you. That is a word of warning from New York's defensive coordinator.
ESPN.com reports that Perry Fewell publicly berated his defense on Thursday for its pathetic performance in Monday night's loss to the Saints, telling reporters that players seemed to pull up short on some plays.
"Being the coach and the leader of the defense, that was disheartening," Fewell said. "It was disappointing more than disheartening. Because we don't coach that. I am going to say it like this, we don't coach pulling up short. We are not going to accept pulling up short so we won't pull up short again."
That will begin in Sunday's game against the undefeated Packers. Fewell vowed there will be no pulling up on Rodgers.
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"We have to be very disciplined in our rush lanes," Fewell said. "But more so than disciplined, we got to get after his a--. If we do that and he scrambles, then that is the price he is going to have to pay because we are going to hit him. We are going to hit him."
With their playoff hopes hanging in the balance, the Giants are pulling out all the stops for this game. They had former Giants great Michael Strahan come in this week to talk to the defensive line.
Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre famously may or may not have taken a dive on a Strahan sack back in 2001 as Strahan set the single season sack record during the final game of that season. Don't expect current Packers quarterback Rodgers to take any dives against the Giants this Sunday, as the quest for perfection goes on.
Here's that blast-from-the-past, just for old-time's sake: