New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur provides a response to the comments Janoris Jenkins made after the loss to Green Bay.
After Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins aired his frustrations to the media. Jenkins’ role, which doesn’t have him travel with the opposing team’s top receiver, is one he isn’t a fan of. The veteran defensive back believes the Giants are the only team that has their top corner remain on one side.
(More Jenkins) “… It’s common sense. I’m on the left side of the field all game. I get two passes thrown my way. All the top corners in the league travel. Rabbit doesn’t travel anymore.” https://t.co/edRPbY0VPA
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) December 1, 2019
However, they’re not the only organization that has that type of defensive gameplan, according to head coach Pat Shurmur. This week, Shurmur provided a response to Jenkins’ postgame comments.
“He’s a spirited guy and he wants to have an impact on the game,” Shurmur said, per Dan Benton of Giants Wire. “I think his assessment of we’re the only team that doesn’t travel isn’t quite accurate. I just came from the Minnesota Vikings who don’t. I think there’s a lot that goes into that. Again, he’s a competitive guy and I’m sure those are just immediately after the game comments. Unfortunately, I have not had a chance to talk to him, he left immediately (because) there was an illness in his family that he had to go attend to. I’m sure I’m going to have a conversation with him when he gets back.”
It’s understandable for Jenkins to possess some frustration after what was the team’s 10th loss of the year and eighth consecutive. Anyone within that organization becoming frustrated is definitely valid, there’s no doubt about it.
Jenkins had just one combined tackle (one assisted) and one pass defended in the loss. It was his fourth consecutive game without an interception. He hasn’t picked off a pass since the Week 8 loss to the Detroit Lions. Thus far on the year, opposing quarterbacks have combined to complete 50.7% of throws when targeting Jenkins for 444 yards and three touchdowns.