Everyone is bashing him saying he was invisible in this game couldn't be more wrong. He changed the entire dynamic of our rushing attack, and passing game, and thus impacted the game in ways we can't measure.
The Giants are an iform offense. We run out of the iform, and we run well out of the iform. When we ran iform against the Boys, we ripped off 6 to 7 yard runs. However, we barely did.
Why? Demarcus Ware. Thats why. We constantly had a TE on his side bc we couldn't leave him unblocked on any play, and that greatly effected our run game. Plus, we didn't run at Ware that much either, which kind of showed our cards. He's the most integral reason why our run offense was stuffed.
Him and Ratliff that is. We require our C to hold the NT on our outside power runs, but Ratliff was owning O'Hara all night.
Now as for pass O, we left a TE to help on Ware almost all the time minus the 2 minute drill. So again, one less route runner.
That entire offensive strategy that night was geared around 1 thing: Stop DeMarcus Ware at all costs. While the man didn't show up on the stat sheet, he impacted the gameplan dramatically.
And thanks for the compliment. I try ;)