New York Giants find their defensive leader with Blake Martinez

Blake Martinez, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Blake Martinez, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Blake Martinez, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

What Martinez does best

There is plenty of upside to Martinez. Green Bay isn’t a place where an average or below middle linebacker will be tolerated. He does so many little things well and as a result, makes those around him better. Here’s former Giants offensive lineman Shaun O’Hara breaking down some game film on Martinez.

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Getting into a position to make plays is a huge part of football and very often underrated. Matinez’s tackle numbers are so high because he is where he needs to be when he needs to be there. Not only him but his teammates as well. Martinez calling signals for the New York Giants in 2020 will make the overall defense better, due to his ability to read opposing offenses.

As of right now, I’m not overly excited about the pickup but I am content. Martinez will help the run defense immediately. It’s a classic Dave Gettleman move. The Giants GM believes stopping the run is the most important thing a defense does.

New York Giants fans must put some faith in new head coach Joe Judge and his defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, to put a winning defense on the field. They will teach the fundamentals and put together a scheme where Martinez and the rest of the defense are in the best possible position to limit mistakes and succeed.

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