CB Janoris Jenkins
April 21, 2016
Q: Do you prefer to be called Jack Rabbit?
A: Yeah. When Iím around my guys and around the facility, yes. I prefer to be called Jack Rabbit.
Q: Whatís the story behind it?
A: Iím from the muck. Pahokee, Florida, near West Palm Beach. Growing up, I always chased rabbits. When I got to Florida, I didnít really know the place. My coach saw that I was moving everywhere and moving fast, so he just started calling me Jack Rabbit.
Q: What was it about the New York Giants that sold you?
A: Just the organization, the players, and I feel like it was time for me to have a new beginning. I felt like New York was my home and where I wanted to be and I made the decision to come here.
Q: Whatís the atmosphere been like for you?
A: Itís been awesome. Everybody has been interacting with each other, just having fun and talking. The biggest thing that stood out to me is just being in an organization where you see the General Manager that comes around and walks through the locker room, talks to the guys and just trying to figure out whatís going on. I feel like that means a lot.
Q: How have you adjusted to being to New York?
A: I approach everywhere I go the same way. Just staying in my own lane and doing what Iíve got to do off the field and on the field and trying not to make the headlines of any papers.
Q: How is your relationship with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and has he been helpful in getting to know the organization?
A: Itís kind of crazy because I didnít know DRC, but in the offseason we always find a way to where we link up and then me coming here with himÖ Heís just been helping me out with certain things, small things, because my terms at St. Louis were different from here. Heís just trying to help me out the best way he can. Itís all about having fun and communicating.
Q: Antrel Rolle helped out DRC when he first came here. DRC has been taking in younger players and helping them out. Do you notice that mentoring relationship?
A: Yes. I noticed that he leads by example. Every workout he tries to lead all of the DBís. With me coming in as the new guy, I just go out and follow in DRCís footsteps.
Q: Is he the clear-cut guy in the room now?
A: Heís the oldest guy, so you can say that.
Q: What is it with the Giants that makes you think itís a match for what you do best?
A: Iíll be able to make plays. Itís a quarters defense. Itís not too bad, but I have just got to play within the scheme and everything else will work out.
Q: How important was it for you to come to a city where the status of the team in the city was not going to change anytime soon?
A: It was important because I know Iíll be here for a while. Itís a different vibe. The fan base here is huge. In St. Louis, it was okay.
Q: How good do you think this defense is going to be?
A: We can be very good if everybody plays within the scheme and does their job. In the backend, youíre only as strong as your weakest link. So if we bring all the guys up to the same level, then we can be pretty good.
Q: How excited are you for the minicamp to start next week?
A: I never had a minicamp while I was at St. Louis, but weíre going to be experienced and things are going to be fun because everybody is going to go out and compete and try to make plays.