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Early-Janoris Jenkins & Landon Collins best Giant DB's ever?

Elite Mobster #32 : 10/17/2017 4:57 pm
The last DB in Giants history to be a perennial Pro Bowler or considered the best in the game was Mark Haynes in 82, 83 and 84. Honestly I vaguely remember how good he played aside from the fact that that he was real stingy and was the first shut down corner the Giants had and he played with Taylor and company.

Now we have multiple DB's on the team who should exceed
Haynes accomplishments of 3 Pro Bowls. Collins and Janoris Jenkins, are doing it all.

Jenkins and Collins are showing they can play all facets of the game. Hitting, Interceptions, and tight on Coverage skills.
Mark Collins should have gotten recognition several times and it's not a matter of Pro Bowls, but they are just on course to be our first Pro Bowl DB's in 35 years.

Dave : 10/17/2017 5:03 pm : link
or, before my time, but Emlen Tunnell
"Best Ever"  
clatterbuck : 10/17/2017 5:04 pm : link
means going back farther than the 1980s. Emlen Tunnell is in the HoF. Jimmy Patton, Dick Lynch, Erich Barnes, Spider Lockhart were all pretty good players.
Emlen Tunnell, Tom Landry,  
truebluelarry : 10/17/2017 5:05 pm : link
Harmon Rowe & Otto Shcnellbacher in teh early 1950's.

The surprisingly most unheralded is Jimmy Patton - five time first team All Pro. He belongs in the Giants Ring of Honor and could be in Canton too.
Idk but Rolle/Phillips/Grant was a great safety crew in 2011  
DennyInDenville : 10/17/2017 5:06 pm : link
Jimmy Patton  
yalebowl : 10/17/2017 5:19 pm : link
Came to the very small delicatessen I worked in Connecticut in 1964 along with John Lovetere for an appearance. I was shocked to see him smoking for an athlete.

He was great.

Jason Sehorn was also a great Giant cornerback.
Sehorn and Phillippi Sparks were a damn good corner combo  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 10/17/2017 5:21 pm : link
At their peak as good as any we've had.
No! No! You must be 12 yrs old and have never seen great giant DBs of  
plato : 10/17/2017 5:57 pm : link
the past from jimmy Patterson Lyndon Crowe, #31, and many others. Jenkins very good we'll see the history.
Whoops jimmy Patton and the great safety we traded to gb a big mark  
plato : 10/17/2017 6:01 pm : link
Of The stupidity of that era. And you should have seen Frank Gifford as an all pro DB.

Go get some Giant tape and watch and learn.
Our four best CBs were...  
EricJ : 10/17/2017 6:23 pm : link
Mark Haynes
Mark Collins
Jenkins has been up and down this year  
Vanzetti : 10/17/2017 6:31 pm : link
He was fantastic last year. I would rank them

Mark Haynes
Jason Sehorn
Corey Webster
Phillippi Sparks

Probably guys Iím forgetting about. But Giants have been blessed with some good corners
RE: Jenkins has been up and down this year  
Modus Operandi : 10/17/2017 7:07 pm : link
In comment 13653938 Vanzetti said:
He was fantastic last year. I would rank them

Mark Haynes
Jason Sehorn
Corey Webster
Phillippi Sparks

Probably guys Iím forgetting about. But Giants have been blessed with some good corners

The one guy you're forgetting is the third from that 90's team trio or excellent corners - Conrad Hamilton. They truly were were good.

The problem is how short Sehorn's prime was. He lost a lot of explosiveness and recover ability following the injury and could no longer play corner...or safety for that matter. His game was really predicated on explosiveness and ability.

The issue with Haynes is, it's difficult to separate him from the rest of that team. Never know how much of his success was due to the constant pressure applied by that front seven.
I would go Mark Collins  
twostepgiants : 10/17/2017 10:16 pm : link
For the years I've watched
2010 T2 looked like something super special  
DennyInDenville : 10/17/2017 10:24 pm : link
He was a superb playmaker, excellent tackler, extremely agile athlete with incredibly rare burst which masked his poor top end speed..

Shame he got hurt so badly
allstarjim : 10/17/2017 10:39 pm : link
Had the best season I've ever seen from a Giants corner last year. It's early, but from a single season perspective, his level of play as a Giant exceeds any corner for the Giants for the last 30 years at least.

That doesn't make him the best ever, because he simply hasn't done it long enough.
Jimmy Patton as stated  
chiro56 : 10/18/2017 12:27 am : link
Was a great Giant corner. Spider was a great player on some really bad teams.
Mark Collins gets my pick...  
x meadowlander : 10/18/2017 8:43 am : link
...not only a shutdown corner, but a phenomenal tackler - like having an extra safety on the edge.
Jackrabbit is an -AMAZING- football player  
idiotsavant : 10/18/2017 10:21 am : link
did you guys notice how he got in the perfect spot on the goal line stand (vs a run) ? Goal line Run D. Perfect spot, perfect timing, perfect angle.

For a cornerback, on top of the other stuff he does, - world class.

Remember when LT used to jet deep downfield and defend a pass, in the 1980s no less?

Great players make unexpected and timely plays.

Remember, intelligence is not silo'd (narrowly defined) - its varietal.

It is horizontal, there are thousands or millions of ways to express it. And players like Jackrabbit, LT, Jordan, are genius within their fields of play.

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