The New York Giants lost starting cornerback Prince Amukamara for 2-4 weeks with a pectoral injury. So, Who replaces him?
Last year, they led the league with more players on Injured Reserve than anyone else.
Well, that trend of significant injuries continues.
Cornerback Prince Amukamara is the now the victim of a partially torn pectoral injury, that looks to sideline him for 2-4 weeks.
Coughlin says Amukamara will miss 2-4 weeks.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) October 15, 2015
Yes, the Giants defense is ranked last against the pass, but that’s not because of their secondary play. We all know at this point how limited their pass rush is at this point (tied for 26th in sacks with seven). Which has clearly been the reason for their poor performance against the pass.
One thing that cornerbacks don’t get enough credit for, is their ability to keep containment in the run game. Amukamara is one of those gritty corner’s that isn’t afraid to make a tackle in the run game, unlike many others that play the position.
In 2013, the only season in which he played a full slate of games, he recorded a 85 tackles, which ranked second on the team. In only five games this year, he’s already recorded 26 tackles, which leads the team.
His presence in the run game is completely overlooked, and a big reason why the team is ranked second in the league against the run.
Coughlin says Amukamara will return this year, Jayron Hosley will replace him as starting CB. — Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) October 15, 2015
Hosley, has impressed many this year, after being relatively invisible for three seasons.
He now takes on the biggest role of his career, a situation that many (including myself) never saw him being in. Many were surprised that the former 2012 third-round pick even made the roster, never mind used in a role such as this one.
He now has the opportunity prove to the Giants why he worth that roster spot.
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