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 provides an inside look into his journey of making it in the NFL. This week’s post begins coming off the Giants’ dominant win over the Packers (where Hosley had three tackles and broke up a pass) before taking on the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.
It was a good win last week against Green Bay. They were a hot team, but we knew what we had to do. We had to go out there with a competitive team like the Packers and play ball. This week we’re just trying to pick up where we left off and keep that same energy going — and even turn it up more.
This was a “focus” week. You have to go out there and focus in on your keys and work hard. It’s one of those grind-it-out weeks to come back on a Monday night with a win. It’s not a typical schedule, but we need to still play at that level like any other game.
We’ve had some primetime games this year, but not Monday Night Football. It’s definitely a different feeling. Playing on a Monday night, everyone is watching you. It’s a big game. It’s a division rival. It’s a nationally televised game. So there is always going to be a lot riding on a primetime game, but it’s more important as far as our season. We take it seriously, and we’re up for the challenge.
Washington is another hot team stringing together some wins. You’ve seen the first game we played Robert Griffin III. We know what he can do. This game is all about getting back to the basics and seeing what we need to change from last game against those guys and what to work on. We’re seeing what they’ve done these past couple games in order to kind of counter that and just contain him as much as we can and go out there and play our ball. That’s basically it. It’s not so much what they’re doing, but it’s what we’re doing and what we can do.
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