The Giants went into the season appearing to have the deepest group of pass rushers in football.
With Jason Pierre-Paul’s emergence as a Pro Bowl caliber player, the group has played to expectations. They lead the NFL in sacks.
The only guy struggling out of the group is New York’s usual defensive leader: Justin Tuck.
“I’m not me. I’m not,” Tuck said via Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger. “I’m not a very good player right now.”
Tuck has missed four games and doesn’t seem 100% when he plays. He’s struggled with groin and neck issues. He says he’s not having much fun.
We’ll take the optimistic approach. The Giants are succeeding without much help from one of their best players. They could get improvement from him, which would help prevent another late season swoon.
“I sit here and mope around talking about how I [stink],” he said, “but at the end of the day I know I’m still out there helping the football team win.”