It’s been a rough week on the injury front for the Giants.
The New York Football Giants are looking for their first September win in over two years, as Big Blue hosts the Houston Texans on Sunday. New York lost two key contributors, cornerback Walter Thurmond and wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, for the season in the loss to the Arizona Cardinals last weekend.
A day after learning cornerback Walter Thurmond had been lost for the season due to a torn pectoral muscle, the Giants announced on Tuesday that wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan was placed on season-ending IR.
Thurmond, who signed with the Giants during the offseason after helping the Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl last season, was largely ineffective Sunday before leaving the game.
Having the New York Giants’ new West Coast offense struggle in its first regular-season game wasn’t a surprise. Seeing defensive coordinator Perry Fewell’s defense get lit up by the Detroit Lions was shocking.
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.
The 28-year-old is in the prime of his career and he gives the Giants probably their best shutdown cornerback in years. Now entering his seventh season, Rodgers-Cromartie makes plays.
Coming off his best season, New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle has reason to smile.
Antrel Rolle has a Super Bowl ring. So does Prince Amukamara. And newcomer Walter Thurmond. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie knows the ropes. Now, they all need to blend together.
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is out to prove his doubters wrong this season: “I got something to prove this year and shut a whole bunch of people up.”
Thurmond believes that the Giants’ secondary — consisting of himself, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Prince Amukamara, Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown — can be as good as the “Legion of Boom” that tormented offenses in Seattle.
The Giants have reached an agreement with the former Seahawks cornerback on a one-year contract, according to multiple reports.
Being humbled by Oakland in a 33-3 rout was one thing for Seattle. But Pete Carroll’s crew also left significantly beat up.