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Giants now have 15 cornerbacks on the roster

YANKEE28 : 5/13/2018 5:27 pm
1. Janoris Jenkins (starter)
2. Eli Apple (starter)

3. Donte Deayon
4. Brandon Dixon
5. Jeremiah McKinnon
6. Tim Scott
7. Teddy Williams
8. Curtis Riley
9. B.W. Webb
10.William Gay
11.C.J. Goodwin
12.Aaron Davis
13.Grant Haley
14.Bryon Fields
15.Chris Lewis-Harris

No announcement if a player was released to add CB Chris Lewis-Harris, but the Giants don't have to release anyone since 3 drafted players (Barkley, Hill, and McIntosh) have not signed and don't yet count against the 90 man roster.

I think we can anticipate some adjustments with cornerback(s) leaving and running back(s) added.

As I said on the Harris thread:  
Big Blue '56 : 5/13/2018 5:33 pm : link
Somewhere my buddy Chicago Marty is beginning to smile. At least a tad...😎
we are going to play a  
Wazzat : 5/13/2018 5:45 pm : link
1-9-1 defense.
I wish we had a Cockrell dangling  
fivehead : 5/13/2018 5:53 pm : link
on the roster.
RE: we are going to play a  
robbieballs2003 : 5/13/2018 5:55 pm : link
In comment 13962534 Wazzat said:
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1-9-1 defense.


So we are playing 9 LBs and 1 DB?
it's called  
Wazzat : 5/13/2018 6:00 pm : link
an octuple nickel cover one.
I still don't trust Eli Apple  
Anakim : 5/13/2018 6:13 pm : link
I think going into the season, CB and FS are our two biggest needs
And 1 of them  
giantsFC : 5/13/2018 6:14 pm : link
Is actually NFL starting caliber at this moment in time

SMDH
YANKEE28  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/13/2018 6:17 pm : link
Yeah, when I added Lewis-Harris earlier today to the depth chart, I said to myself that they are going to have to cut someone here soon.
Anakim  
YANKEE28 : 5/13/2018 7:16 pm : link
a small note on Eli Apple.

When he was at Ohio St, his closest friend on the team was Robert Clark.

Around the time the Giants drafted Apple, Clark transferred from Ohio St to Virginia Tech.

Clark is a slot receiver and he was one of the 36 tryout players for the Giants this weekend.

Probably means nothing- or perhaps a gesture of the new management to give Apple's close friend a tryout. You heard the new Head Coaches positive words toward Flowers Friday, and its possible this is more of the same. Lets face it-having these 2 1st round picks succeed is in everyone's best interest.

RE: Anakim  
the mike : 5/13/2018 7:30 pm : link
In comment 13962590 YANKEE28 said:
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a small note on Eli Apple.

When he was at Ohio St, his closest friend on the team was Robert Clark.

Around the time the Giants drafted Apple, Clark transferred from Ohio St to Virginia Tech.

Clark is a slot receiver and he was one of the 36 tryout players for the Giants this weekend.

Probably means nothing- or perhaps a gesture of the new management to give Apple's close friend a tryout. You heard the new Head Coaches positive words toward Flowers Friday, and its possible this is more of the same. Lets face it-having these 2 1st round picks succeed is in everyone's best interest.


Interesting piece of information re Apple and Clark - says a lot about a coaching staff that appears to be building trust by listening and supporting its players. Also loved how Shurmur publicly defended Ereck Flowers yesterday by saying that "Collins should let Flowers speak for himself". These are smart small steps that have a big impact on building trust.
Maybe NYGs biggest area of concern  
Peppers : 5/13/2018 8:22 pm : link
and at such a critical position group in today's NFL..
Maybe we didnt realize that they're really going to play  
micky : 5/13/2018 8:29 pm : link
0-0-11 defense
My post  
YANKEE28 : 5/13/2018 8:47 pm : link
above should read JAMES Clark, not Robert
RE: I still don't trust Eli Apple  
djm : 5/13/2018 8:50 pm : link
In comment 13962557 Anakim said:
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I think going into the season, CB and FS are our two biggest needs


For some reason I do trust Apple. I know he was dog shit last year but heís a legit talent who unquestionably showed that talent his rookie year. He was a legit DB in year one. Not terrific by any stretch but respectable for anyone let alone a rookie. Guys checked out all over that defense last year. They wonít this year, Apple included. Maybe Iím a fool for thinking this way but I see a lot of players playing much better in 2018 than last year.
.  
arcarsenal : 5/13/2018 8:54 pm : link
CB depth is hard to come by in this league. It's hard to even have two outside starters who are both really good.

A lot of teams have one excellent corner, an okay CB on the other side, and not a whole lot of depth.

DB was one position Reese placed a lot of emphasis on.

Apple
Thompson
Collins
Mykkele Thompson
Berhe
Bennett Jackson
Cooper Taylor
Jayron Hosley
Amukamara
Tyler Sash
Chad Jones
DeAndre Wright
Stoney Woodson
Kenny Phillips
Terrell Thomas
Aaron Ross
Michael Johnson

17 DB's drafted in 11 drafts.

Gettleman is obviously trying to load our pool up and hope we can find a couple of diamonds in the rough. We're going to need it. DB is definitely a pretty big concern for now.
Fivehead  
beatrixkiddo : 5/13/2018 9:12 pm : link
That comment had me crying haha.
My concern  
old man : 5/13/2018 10:29 pm : link
Is so many of them are in the 5'9"/10" category .
IK some are quick closers, but unless some have long arms, and while I'm not hoping for a George Iloka it's be nice if 3 of them were 6'/6'1" + category.
Hog mollies on O and Smurfs on D?
Its a lot of bodies...  
.McL. : 5/14/2018 1:23 am : link
I'm not sure how many are still warm though...
RE: My concern  
Ten Ton Hammer : 5/14/2018 2:27 am : link
In comment 13962695 old man said:
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Is so many of them are in the 5'9"/10" category .
IK some are quick closers, but unless some have long arms, and while I'm not hoping for a George Iloka it's be nice if 3 of them were 6'/6'1" + category.
Hog mollies on O and Smurfs on D?


It's not as if there's a large number of available Cornerbacks that fit that description. There's a reason why Cornerbacks that check the boxes for size/speed get drafted.

For those who were adamant CB was not a draft need  
JonC : 5/14/2018 7:09 am : link
re-read this thread ...
Our approach to CB this year  
Diver_Down : 5/14/2018 7:30 am : link
will be akin to throwing mud at the wall and hoping some sticks.
to paraphrase Casey Stengel, if you got 15 CBs, you got none.  
Victor in CT : 5/14/2018 8:22 am : link
.........
not to mention that 4 CBs and 4 Ss went AFTER the GIants took  
Victor in CT : 5/14/2018 8:24 am : link
Lauletta. Just sayin'.
This is where Reese and Gettleman  
WillVAB : 5/14/2018 9:11 am : link
Differ ideologically on roster construction. The Giants werenít going to be able to address everything without a trade down. DG prioritized other spots and rightfully so.
BB56  
ChicagoMarty : 5/14/2018 9:19 am : link
I would prefer quality over quantity.

I do want to see more of this kid Haley though
You can't fix a roster with the weaknesses the Giants had  
yatqb : 5/14/2018 9:25 am : link
in one offseason, especially with our cap being as tight as it was. I think DG did quite well considering the circumstances.

Hopefully we will land at least one more CB who can contribute once teams begin to make their cuts. We're in an excellent position to do so, as we're 2nd in line for waiver claims.
Victor  
joeinpa : 5/14/2018 9:25 am : link
I was just about to post the same thing. Lol
With Goodwin being cut today,  
Diver_Down : 5/14/2018 9:25 am : link
it looks like we are down to 14.
Hello DRC  
Tim in Eternal Blue : 5/14/2018 9:56 am : link
.
I guarantee...  
EricJ : 5/14/2018 10:30 am : link
there are at least 3-4 guys on that list who can cover a WR better than Apple.
No problem with prioritizing other positions  
JonC : 5/14/2018 10:46 am : link
but many here had determined CB was not a need, and that was/is incorrect.
RE: I guarantee...  
Diver_Down : 5/14/2018 11:16 am : link
In comment 13962909 EricJ said:
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there are at least 3-4 guys on that list who can cover a WR better than Apple.


Assuming that 3-4 guys have the ability to turn their head, your guarantee is the understatement of the year.
RE: No problem with prioritizing other positions  
Klaatu : 5/14/2018 11:28 am : link
In comment 13962937 JonC said:
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but many here had determined CB was not a need, and that was/is incorrect.


There are needs, and there are needs. Some are more dire than others. Clearly, DG felt that CB was not one of them.
I'm talking about BBIers  
JonC : 5/14/2018 1:18 pm : link
you effing jerks.
I expect that at least 2 CBs who are on opening day roster  
Bob in Newburgh : 5/14/2018 1:32 pm : link
Are waiver pickups from the final round of cuts.
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