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 with Hosley receiving his fifth start of the season (in place of the injured Prince Amukamara) against Atlanta, where he learned a valuable lesson in the 34-0 loss. Hosley finished the game with four tackles and one pass defended.
Obviously I didn’t do enough. There were some things I did that were good, but I saw some things in film this week that can get better and I can work on obviously from that game. Right now all I’m doing is trying to right the wrongs and basically evaluate myself.
I’m just trying to get better for this week against the Baltimore Ravens. This is another big game for us. We definitely need to win to get to where we want to be. So I have to do my part as well and hold it down. We’ve put ourselves in this position, and now it’s time to get ourselves out.
There’s not much to say after a big loss like the one down in Atlanta, other than this game takes a great deal of focus. You’ve got to be prepared for anything and everything — for whatever. On a couple plays, I realized it’s not so much about physical ability.
It’s all about your eyes. It’s about where you place your eyes. It’s about what your reads are and what you’re looking at. That plays a key part. And then how you react or how you make a play, you move around, but it’s all about your eyes. You’ve got to see things to react. It’s all tied into your reaction. That’s what I learned this week – having better eyes while I’m on the field. That can help me in the long run.
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