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AJ Green: Jenkins is a Top 5 CB in NFL

Dave in Hoboken : 9/7/2017 2:55 pm
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For Bengals WR A.J. Green, though, that description applies to Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins.

Green listed the top five NFL cornerbacks he’s faced in an article for The Players’ Tribune on Thursday, and Jenkins was among them.

“Now I give you,” Green wrote, “The Jackrabbit.”

Green broke him down.

“Janoris isn’t going to jam you, he’s going to sit back and read you until you make a mistake,” Green wrote. “What makes him so dangerous is that he doesn’t care if he gets beat. In his mind, you might get behind him two or three times in a game, but he knows he’s usually got help over the top. As a receiver, you don’t have help. If he jumps your route once, he’s going for six the other way.

The others on Green’s list were Patrick Peterson, Richard Sherman, Joe Haden and Chris Harris Jr.

“Janoris has a technique that’s completely different from Pat and Joe, because he uses a soft backpedal off the line,” Green wrote. “Pat and Joe want to dictate your route. Janoris is the opposite. He lets you do your thing and then he reads your hips and the quarterback’s eyes to decide when to jump on the route. His instincts are the best in the NFL, and he’s extremely quick. Extremely quick.

“At the snap, he’s not looking at you, he’s looking right at your quarterback, trying to read him.”

Jenkins will open the 2017 season facing Dez Bryant, and Green had some notes from their matchup last year, too, which resulted in Bryant having just two catches for 18 yards in two games.

“Everybody remembers the Giants holding Dez to one catch (in the second game) last season, but this one play really sticks out to me,” he wrote. “Janoris was lined up against Dez, and Dez faked like he was going up the sideline, but when he broke down to cut back inside for the slant, Janoris read him so well that he had already turned back to the ball to grab the pick.

“Dez loses his feet, but if you watch the play a few times, you’ll see just how quick Janoris gets his hips and his head turned toward the ball.”

Green won’t face the Giants and Jenkins this season. But he still seems to be concerned about any future meetings with Jenkins.

“Playing him is especially tough for me, because I’m a go-go-go kind of guy,” Green wrote. “That’s just my nature. But you need to be very patient against Janoris and set him up with a lot of double moves and different releases.”

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He certainly was last season  
JonC : 9/7/2017 2:58 pm : link
he was tremendous, beyond all expectations.
I was happy when JJ was signed, but not exactly ecstatic.  
Mr. Bungle : 9/7/2017 3:00 pm : link
I had absolutely no idea he'd be this good as a Giant.

Jerry really crushed that signing.
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Danny Kanell : 9/7/2017 3:25 pm : link
He's right.
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arcarsenal : 9/7/2017 3:30 pm : link
There was a lot of opposition to this signing when it happened. Jenkins was absolutely tremendous last year.
"His instincts are the best in the NFL"  
est1986 : 9/7/2017 3:33 pm : link
-AJ Green on Jack Rabbit-
Thanks for posting  
ATL_Giants : 9/7/2017 3:34 pm : link
and its great of AJ Green to share this kind of insight on his toughest opponents. Usually, we only get this kind of detail from retired players working as network analysts. This is terrific.
He is a top  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 9/7/2017 3:55 pm : link
5 CB in the league.
RE: .  
gmen9892 : 9/7/2017 4:02 pm : link
In comment 13587517 arcarsenal said:
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There was a lot of opposition to this signing when it happened. Jenkins was absolutely tremendous last year.


The opposition was also coming from EVERYWHERE, from BBI, to analysts to opposing fans. Makes his coming out party that much sweeter.
RE: He certainly was last season  
area junc : 9/7/2017 4:08 pm : link
In comment 13587468 JonC said:
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he was tremendous, beyond all expectations.


The funny thing is, hes always been this guy. Hes just getting the notiriety now because of the fat contract & market. He said the same thing when we signed him. There was a reason we backed up the BRINKS truck.
He'll get his chance to prove it once again  
Rflairr : 9/7/2017 4:25 pm : link
the first game of the season
Was Also Good  
Samiam : 9/7/2017 4:29 pm : link
There's almost always complaints that teams are overpaying free agents when they make the big bucks. People complained about Snacks and Vernon too. What make lasagna each of the signings special is that the players are young enough to get another big contract as opposed to paying for past performances. I don't think any of the 3 were secrets to NFL experts. Jenkins is on the right team that is well run and well coached something the Rams were not
I actually dont think anyone  
ZGiants98 : 9/7/2017 5:15 pm : link
expected ANY of Snacks, JJ, or OV to end up as good as they were last year. Reese deserves a TON of slack for that offseason alone.... nevermind the fact he's been crushing his drafts also.
JJ had a rep as a gambler who made crucial mistakes  
JonC : 9/7/2017 5:20 pm : link
he's apparently cleaned up that aspect of his game, and the talent around him certainly doesn't hurt.

RE: JJ had a rep as a gambler who made crucial mistakes  
j_rud : 9/7/2017 6:13 pm : link
In comment 13587620 JonC said:
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he's apparently cleaned up that aspect of his game, and the talent around him certainly doesn't hurt.


He copped to that last year. I remember him saying he felt pressured to take more risks when he was with the Rams bc wasn't as confident that the D would get a stop. I'm paraphrasing, but he said he had a lot more confidence in the Giants D.
Recall many posters indicating they felt least comfortable  
Jimmy Googs : 9/7/2017 6:26 pm : link
with Jenkins signing (versus OV and Snacks) because his talent didn't match the high payday. They all got top money of course but JJ really was outstanding from day 1.

Should be in all conversations/lists of top CBs in the league...




RE: I actually dont think anyone  
Jay on the Island : 9/7/2017 6:30 pm : link
In comment 13587614 ZGiants98 said:
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expected ANY of Snacks, JJ, or OV to end up as good as they were last year. Reese deserves a TON of slack for that offseason alone.... nevermind the fact he's been crushing his drafts also.

Vernon didn't produce as hoped due to the broken hand but once he recovered he was outstanding.
I didn't like the Jenkins signing last year  
Jay on the Island : 9/7/2017 6:32 pm : link
I loved the Harrison signing. I wasn't expecting Jenkins to be close to what he was and he is arguably a top 3 CB in football. An argument could be made that he was the best CB in football last season. Reese did an incredible job last offseason which is why we are heading into this season as SB contenders.
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