He’s purely a run-stopper, as most middle linebackers of today are. But he is also no stranger to dropping back into the short zone on pass defense.
After missing the playoffs the past two seasons, Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants aren’t one of the morning-line favorites to get back to the postseason.
“I feel like I’m really close, but I have to go out and do it,” Beason said on Monday. “I want to test it, that’s gonna kinda confirm it for me.”
“You don’t put much stock in them,” he said of the exhibition games. “But you need them to get ready. If you want to play at a high level consistently, you have to have that game shape, that football shape.”
Don’t kid yourself. If this O-line doesn’t get it together, whatever improvements were made to the rest of the roster will go for naught.
The key to the Giants’ 2014 season could very well hinge on how well they adapt to the new West Coast offense being installed by new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.
While Jon Beason recovers from a broken bone and torn ligament in his right foot, a veteran and a rookie will get long looks as starting linebackers for the New York Giants.
It didn’t look good. But it could have been much, much worse. And it’s possible that Jon Beason could be ready for Week 1.
Giants linebacker Jon Beason limped off the field on Thursday and had to be carted back to the locker room during OTAs.
Who’s house? Rolle’s house! “The way I look at the locker room, you know, these are my babies,” the outspoken Big Blue safety said Wednesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
After a busy day on Tuesday, the Giants were back at it on Wednesday. According to multiple reports, the Giants and linebacker Jon Beason have agreed to a new deal.
Twenty-seven free agents of all types and a 7-9 record just doesn’t add up. And bad math adds up to a lot of pink slips, even if it means a pile of green paper at the other end for the dearly departed.
Jon Beason wants to return to the Giants, and it seems the feeling is mutual. Big Blue has “already begun the process of trying to retain” him, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
The New York Giants missed the playoffs for the second year in a row, compiling a 7-9 record in 2013. It was only the second losing record under the leadership of Tom Coughlin as Giants head coach, who took command of the team in 2004. As the franchise’s leadership met the media after the final game of the season, one question was seemingly answered, while several other questions remained unanswered.
The New York Giants limped past the lifeless Washington Redskins 20-6 in the rainy Meadowlands. New York lost quarterback Eli Manning to an ankle injury late in the first half, but rode two Jerrel Jernigan touchdowns to the victory. The loss likely ends the Mike Shanahan-era in Washington.