Giants.com takes you around the locker room as the defending Super Bowl champs approach the season opener against Dallas on Sept. 5. But first, the third preseason game vs. Chicago.
LB Mathias Kiwanuka spoke about Keith Rivers’ ability to step into a new defense this year:
“This is not an easy system to pick up but he came in… He dedicated himself. Now what we do out there in preseason, it’s usually very vanilla. Him going through practices and picking up stuff and being moved from one side to the other and being able to just go out there and just his general attitude… add that to his athletic ability; he’s a pretty good linebacker.”
Coming off a victory over the Jets, CB Prince Amukamara preps for his next game:
“I thought my physical play was great. I thought it was pretty aggressive. I didn’t see a lot of action, but I’ll probably see a lot of action this week. There are a couple of things that I can improve on that my coach pointed out to me. I’ve been focusing on that at practice.”
In two weeks, CB Corey Webster will begin his eighth season in the NFL. And who better to kick it off against than the Cowboys?
“It’s nothing you have to get up for. It’s a big rivalry game, Dallas against the Giants. We want to kick the season off the right way, so I think everyone will be up for that challenge. I think the New York Giants will be up for it, I know the Dallas Cowboys will be up for it, and I think it’ll be a good game.”
As he battles a toe injury, CB Jayron Hosley, who had a 77-yard interception return for a touchdown last week, assessed where he is within the system:
“Definitely some improvement from last week to the Jets game. Just knowing where I’m supposed to be. I’m lining up my assignments and techniques got better overall. With making that kind of play, I think that kind of made things a little better. I think it was a pretty good… Not too many plays but I made it count when I got the chance.”
Tags: Corey Webster, Jayron Hosley, Keith Rivers, Mathias Kiwanuka, Prince Amukamara
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