Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Giants Place Focus on Special Teams

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Giants Place Focus on Special Teams

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EAST RUTHERFORD - There was nothing special about the latest effort by the Giants' special teams.

Lost in all the negative reviews of Sunday's 51-17 romp by the Rams was a special teams' performance that was not up to the Giants' usual standards.

There was plenty of blame to go around.

"That was a protection breakdown" special teams coordinator Tom Quinn said of the blocked punt. "They came right down the middle."

Punter Brad Wing averages 45.2 yards a punt, which ranks him fifth in the league. But that's a bit deceiving. The four-year veteran, who was Odell Beckman Jr.'s teammate at LSU, shanked fourth quarter punts in close losses to Philadelphia and Tampa Bay.

First-year placekicker Aldrick Rosas has his own problems. …

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