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 notching his second straight start (sixth of the year) against Baltimore, where he recorded a career best six total tackles in the 33-14 loss.
As a team, I think we definitely weren’t at our best in Baltimore. We could have played much better – offense, defense, all over. Personally, this year, I’ve learned the game is about knowing. Half the game, or most of the game, is knowing. The focus level has to be up to par. You definitely have to be focused on your keys, know what you’re doing out there at all times, and know what to expect. That just comes from preparation.
These past couple games have been learning experiences – whether from tackling or covering or whatever. I’m just learning from seeing different aspects of the game and different situations. Watching film, you learn a lot about yourself as well as the other team.
There’s still a shot to play into January, and the vets have been keeping us motivated on that fact. They’ve been doing that this week as well as the same throughout the season. And in our team meetings, coach preaches “finish, focus, and keep fighting.” That’s what we’re going to keep doing – keep fighting. We know that we have this chance, and that’s how we’ve been doing it the whole season. It’s another game, but it’s another important game. We have to come out there at our best.
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