Cornerback Jayron Hosley was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round this past April. Throughout the season, the Virginia Tech product and Florida native will provide an inside look into his journey of making it in the NFL. This week’s post begins with Jayron recovering the late fumble forced by Chase Blackburn that all but sealed the Giants’ Week 7 victory over the Redskins.
We were in a defensive scheme to protect deep and kind of force them to throw short because we knew it was a crucial point in the game and they needed a score and to put points on the board. So we were looking for them to take a deep shot. Santana Moss came on a sort of under route right in front of Chase, who was in the middle. I saw him coming, which I’m letting that go because I’m trying to stay high. They ended up throwing to him and Chase made the tackle and stripped it out. I was right behind him at the time.
Once I saw the ball come out, it was me and another Redskin. I think he was on the ground getting up. I was like, shoot, I have to get it. I jumped and stretched out for it as far as I could and tried to just scoop it in. Then my teammates, Prince Amukamara and the defensive backs and those guys, came in and protected me. It’s a good feeling. It was one of those hard-fought games. It’s a sigh of relief. It’s kind of like we can breathe now. They came out ready to play.
It was good for our side of the ball to come through after giving up the touchdown on the drive before. All I heard coming on the sideline after that was, hey, we have the best quarterback in the league, don’t worry. They came through on Eli Manning’s touchdown to Victor Cruz. I was sitting down on the bench on that play. I actually didn’t see when the play first started, but I caught it right before he caught the pass. I saw him pulling away from the defenders. Once he caught it, I was like we can breathe for a second because it was tough giving up the touchdown before.
Now we’re getting ready for another division opponent – the Dallas Cowboys. We know what we have to do. We know what to expect. They have a talented offense. It’s time to prepare for another good quarterback. All we have to do is basically the same as the first time we played them, but we just have to tighten up on some things. It’s time to go back to the drawing board and just play disciplined ball.
You can also follow Jayron on Twitter @hosley_jayron
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DE Jason Pierre Paul
On containing Tony Romo…
“He’s an elusive quarterback, basically. He’s not like a Michael Vick, he’s not like an RGIII. He does have some elusive skills and you have to be careful when you’re rushing him.”
WR Victor Cruz
On Week One performance…
“I don’t really think about that game very much, I just want to continue playing the same way I’ve been playing these past couple of weeks. Put some positive things out there, so that’s what I’m focused on now not Game One.”
WR Hakeem Nicks
On recovery since Week One…
“I look at the San Fran game, then look at the Redskins game, I ran a whole lot better than I did that first game. Each week, I get a lot better.”
Tackle Will Beatty
On traveling to Dallas…
“We play against great teams every week, going down there and their home crowd, you got the noise advantage on their side but it’s still football.”
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The polls are now open! Fans can begin voting to select players for the 2013 Pro Bowl, the NFL’s annual All-Star Game. Voting is available online and on mobile devices by going to NFL.com/probowl.
Balloting will conclude on Monday, December 17 following the conclusion of Monday Night Football. The teams will be announced at 7:00 pm (ET) Wednesday, December 26 on NFL Network’s “Total Access”.
The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 27, 2013 and televised live on NBC at 7:00 pm (ET) from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Fans may purchase tickets starting next month at NFL.com/probowl.
The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are based on the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 43-man rosters that represent the American Football Conference and National Football Conference in the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on December 20-21.
The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. It was the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.
The following is a breakdown of positions and the corresponding numbers of players who will be selected in each conference (43 per conference):
OFFENSE: WR (4), TE (2), OT (3), G (3), C (2), QB (3), RB (3), FB (1)
DEFENSE: DE (3), Interior Linemen (3), OLB (3), ILB (2), CB (3), S (2)
SPECIAL TEAMS: P (1), PK (1), KR (1), Special Teamer (1), Need Player (1-Coach’s Choice)
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