While Bernard finds his primary value at the three-technique position – a disruptive under-tackle – his hidden value has always been his ability to hold the point and stop the run. A great many who play Bernard's position get washed out when they're not shooting gaps, but he is able to hang back, take on blockers, shed linemen, and make plays inside.
He should be a perfect fit for the Giants – the Seahawks have had trouble with their nose tackles ever since Marcus Tubbs first started experiencing knee problems in 2006, and Bernard's best season was 2005, when Tubbs was the dominant force he had the potential to be.
The Giants obviously have all sides of the defensive line covered with big gap-stuffers like Fred Robbins, and the nonpareil pass rush as well. Bernard will be a great asset in a rotation – you can put him in there for hits and hurries in passing situations without worrying about weakness in short-yardage situations. It's a great move for the G-Men, and a hit to Seattle's questionable defensive line.
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