The New York Giants made a solid addition to their secondary when they picked up Adoree’ Jackson in free agency, but they might have gotten a bit more than that with the player.
The Titans have sparingly used Jackson at positions other than cornerback and in an interview with the New York Post, Jackson says he wouldn’t turn down the chance to try that out again if Giants coach Joe Judge asked it of him.
“I’m like, “Yeah yeah, I’ll go play it, don’t worry about it!” I’m not gonna turn it down. Did it when I was at Tennessee, I played running back for a couple of plays, which is cool, that was fun to do that,” Jackson told the Post’s Steve Serby.
From the looks of things, the Giants are getting their hands on a player that enjoys a chance to get physical – whether in pass coverage or not.
“I just like being on the field with my guys. I remember one time at Tennessee, they had me play the blocker for the gunner one play, and I’m over there trying to knock somebody’s chin loose, we’re trying to get in the end zone. Whatever it is they ask, I’m gonna go out there and do.”
These kind of trick plays probably aren’t something that’s going to come up often, but it’s nice to have some options in that department. The Giants, after all, were heavily criticized last season for having a stale offense that failed to shake things up and keep the opponent guessing regularly.
Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett likely has his job on the line this season. Could that push him to come up with some new plays that might even see the Giants shuffle some players around from their usual positions? We’ll have to wait and see, but it’s far from out of the question.