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Should the Giants be interested in George Iloka? Verfasst am: Beitrag 07:53 Fr - Nov 16, 2018

It isn’t often that a player becomes available half-way through the pre-season and it makes ears around the league perk up. That happened today when Ian Rapoport reported that the Cincinnati Bengals made the decision to release veteran safety George Iloka. Iloka is relatively young at 28 years old and possesses rare size for the position at 6 feet Authentic Rhett Ellison Jersey , 4 inches and 225 pounds. He also has experience as both a strong safety and free safety, and has been productive for the Bengals — generally averaging 75 tackles and 7 passes defensed in a 16 game season. The Giants’ secondary is a looming question mark as the the regular season approaches. The bigger questions are at the cornerback position, but adding talent to the secondary as a whole would help the defense. Even at the more-stable safety position, both potential starting free safeties, Curtis Riley and Darian Thompson, have missed time with injury recently.From a schematic point of view, James Bettcher likes to rotate safeties to disguise coverages and the source of potential pressure. Iloka’s size could also make for creative alignments to help neutralize the passes to tight ends and running backs which have generated most of the offensive production against the Giants’ defense to date.There is also the salary cap question. The Giants don’t have much room with which to work, and while creating space is possible Authentic Kerry Wynn Jersey , it could create problems for them down the road. So, with all that in mind, should the Giants be interested in Iloka?Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia won’t reminisce about shot at job with Giants When the New York Giants were searching for a head coach this past offseason, then-New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia was at the top of the list of candidates. Patricia, after interviewing with the Giants ended up as head coach of the Detroit Lions.With the Lions and Giants holding joint practices this week, Patricia was of course asked about the Giants. He was having none of the “what might have been?” type of chatter, though.“I’m just trying to make sure today’s practice is outstanding,” Patricia said during an early-morning press conference before the teams took to the practice field. “[My mind] totally will be on today’s practice.”Patricia Authentic Alec Ogletree Jersey , born in Sherrill, NY, did share one Giants-related story from his childhood involving long-time Giants coach Steve Owen.“I’ll give you one little nugget here. You can write this one down,” Patricia said. “Our family friends, lady by the name of Mimi Owen, her husband, Steve, was actually a long-time Giants Authentic Nate Solder Jersey , player, coach, really unbelievable man. When I was a little kid we actually used to get quite a bit of stuff from the Giants. That was a big fascination for me. That was the closest tie I could have to an NFL franchise at that time.”Respect for ShurmurPat Shurmur, of course, got the Giants job. Patricia said he and Shurmur have a “great relationship” going back to years ago coaching against each other that made it “just so easy” to put the joint practices together.“He and I have had a great relationship for a while. He and I worked against each other a while ago and always have really stayed in contact since that,” Patricia said. “It [the joint practices] really came together quick. He was unbelievable as far as trying to handle all the logistics of coming out here and trying to practice against us.” Antworten mit Zitat


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