Giants DT Damon Harrison is hoping to get to the quarterback more often this season after tallying 2.5 sacks in 2016.
"I didn't have many sacks last year," Harrison said as the Giants arrived for training camp. "I'm working my butt of this offseason, or I have been, so moving forward I change that. So if you ask me one thing that I've taking from last year, I didn't have any sacks."
Harrison acknowledged that his strength and speed will play a role in improving his sack totals, among other factors.
"A combination of all that," he said. "Also not being scared. I don't want to say I played scared, but I try to dominate in the run game so much that I end up with two hands on people a lot. In passing situations, that's the one thing you don't want to do, is have both of your hands on someone, because you're down the middle. You want to rush half a man. Just get off the ball quicker. Recognize the run and pass a little quicker as well."
Harrison's 2.5 sacks were still a career-high after he had just 1.5 sacks in his four-year tenure with the Jets. He had 86 tackles and one forced fumble in his first season with the Giants.
Harrison signed a five-year contract with the Giants last year. He was named a first team All-Pro by the Associated Press and was 96th on the list of NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.