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Rookie LB Cam Brown bigger Defensive role?

dslayton86 : 10/15/2020 10:28 pm
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If you watched this week’s ‘Judge Report,’ you saw New York Giants head coach Joe Judge highlight the special teams work of Cam Brown, a rookie the Giants selected in the sixth round.

At 6-foot-5, 233 pounds the rookie edge defender has been splitting double teams on kickoff coverage and has even been used on some occasions as a punt gunner — a spot usually reserved for shiftier wide receivers or defensive backs.

“He’s 6-foot-5, he’s 235, 240 pounds and he can run like a deer. He has great length and speed, he’s smart, he’s physical. He’s very physical. He plays every snap full speed. He is wide open every single time down the field,” special teams coach Thomas McGaughey said. “He’s a high-energy kid, he loves football, and he wants to learn. Those things, those attributes, just having that size and length and being physical. Then couple it with being able to run like he can, that’s just God-given.”

McGaughey knows that it won’t be long before Brown is more than a special teams player for the Giants, especially after the team lost edge defenders Lorenzo Carter (Achilles/season-ending) and Oshane Ximines (shoulder).

“It’s coming,” said McGaughey of Brown’s chance to become part of the defense.

McGaughey believes that, in time, Brown could be a special player for the Giants.

“He is what he is. He’s a big, strong, physical kid who has a special skillset. I think the more plays he makes, the more confident he’ll get. The game will slow down for him. Once the game starts to slow down for him, it’s already starting to slow down on special teams. Once it starts to slow down on defense, I think the sky is the limit for the kid. The kid has a big upside. He’s a good kid and he works his tail off. I tell him all the time, I think he has $70 million walking around inside of him. It’s up to him to tap it.”

Defensive coordinator Patrick Graham has noticed what Brown has done on special teams.

“Cam stands out to me in terms of kickoff. We talk about all the time, kickoff, punt coverage, that’s really the first play of a defensive possession. The contribution there, I’ve seen him split double teams making a tackle,” Graham said. ”You know that tackle counts for defense, alright thanks, you just saved us a first down.”

Might Brown’s opportunity come Sunday against the Washington Football Team? Perhaps.

Just posting a thread since didn't see one today, sorry if I missed it. Some big praise for Cam Brown by the coaches this week and he looks poised to see some defensive snaps for the first time all year on Sunday with the injury to Carter.

If him and/or Crowder turn into a half an asset for us it would be a win. If he plays D at least it gives us a chance to evaluate him, and he's gotta be at least better than Downs right?
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AcidTest : 10/15/2020 11:28 pm : link
this point, the Giants should be integrating as many young players as possible into the offense and defense. I get that this was delayed because we essentially had no offseason, but the team is 0-5. We need to get some idea of what they can do even though mistakes are inevitable.

Crowder was a good start, but I'd like to see Peart, Lemieux, and Mack on offense, and Brown, Coughlin, and Hill on defense.
They called him an edge defender?  
George from PA : 10/16/2020 5:24 am : link
I wouldn't......I am a big Penn St fan....and I wouldn't.

I think his best role would next to Blake Martinez....he can be a tackling machine....can rush passer but not like Osi. He is more a regular LBer.
RE: They called him an edge defender?  
section125 : 10/16/2020 7:10 am : link
In comment 15010205 George from PA said:
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I wouldn't......I am a big Penn St fan....and I wouldn't.

I think his best role would next to Blake Martinez....he can be a tackling machine....can rush passer but not like Osi. He is more a regular LBer.


His build lends him to OLB. He is very fast from what I saw, but seems to run around like a chicken with his head cut off.
I think his future is OLB because of speed and length.

I agree with playing as many of these young guys as possible. You do not know what you have until they get onto the field.
A lot of 22 yo look like boys, but Brown looks like a man who  
Spider56 : 10/16/2020 7:18 am : link
could have a mean streak. With his frame he could easily add another 10-15 lbs and be a beast. Let’s trust coach chaos and PG to use him the best way.
This is where coaching and developing come in  
nygiants16 : 10/16/2020 7:57 am : link
I didnt watch a lot of him but from what i read he wasnt that productive as a pass rusher, but always played hard and fast...As a coach you can work with that..

Would be great to hit on a few 7th roind picks
They are  
cokeduplt : 10/16/2020 8:28 am : link
sure hyping him in the papers this week. I’ll believe it when I see it.
He was an intriguing pick from the get go  
Heisenberg : 10/16/2020 8:39 am : link
They really brought in rookies who can run at LB and he's one of them. Really good athlete. Would love to see him more and with Carter out, there's opportunity (unfortunately)
i'm not getting excited  
Platos : 10/16/2020 11:24 am : link
for a 233 pound "pass rusher"

what have we seen to make us think he can take on 300 pound OL?
I foresee him not getting anywhere near  
Jim in Forest Hills : 10/16/2020 11:26 am : link
opposing QBs.
I'm excited that  
cjac : 10/16/2020 11:51 am : link
Austin Mack will be on the field this week
RE: I'm excited that  
5BowlsSoon : 10/16/2020 12:17 pm : link
In comment 15010461 cjac said:
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Austin Mack will be on the field this week


Just curious, What did he do at OSU that makes you think he could be a very good nfl receiver?
RE: RE: I'm excited that  
tyrik13 : 10/16/2020 1:55 pm : link
In comment 15010494 5BowlsSoon said:
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In comment 15010461 cjac said:


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Austin Mack will be on the field this week



Just curious, What did he do at OSU that makes you think he could be a very good nfl receiver?


I wondered the same. I watched him at OSU and he dropped a lot of catchable passes. Not really a speed guy either; I’d honestly rather see Victor out there as he stood out more to me in OSU offense than Mack did.
Until you see him getting game snaps on defense  
JonC : 10/16/2020 1:59 pm : link
it's just talk.
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