For those that may not know — Aaron Ross is the Giants token nickelback, drafted in the first round in 2007 and has never played a full season due to injuries. That said, he is nowhere near as good as Corey Webster or Terrell Thomas, and is probably the most hyped player in the Giants secondary for no good reason. So why on earth he’s making these kinds of statements is beyond me.
“I’m not willing to do safety anymore,” Ross said. “Wouldn’t entertain it.”
Let me temper my response for a second… now I have it.
Speaking of safeties, he needs to take a page out the Antrel Rolle playbook and keep his mouth closed if he has nothing productive to offer. Just shut your trap. Remember when the Giants had a LB playing safety because of injuries? Yeah, they won a Superbowl doing it. TEAM PLAY is what it’s about. Not egos. Not drawing a line in the sand before training camp has even truly begun. Just do what your team asks of you and do the best you possibly can… end of story.
Here’s my prediction for Ross in 2011 — he won’t start, he’ll barely play nickel because he gets exploited every time he steps on the field, he can’t play zone, he won’t be returning punts due to Domenik Hixon and Jerell Jernigan’s presence…. basically he’s going to ride the pine next to Darius Reynaud just incase someone gets hurt and they absolutely need a warm body on the field. Both will become the biggest busts of the Tom Coughlin era in Giants football, and I can’t believe he was even interviewed in the first place he’s such a non-factor in the Giants secondary.
Interview T Thomas or CWebb next time if you want to know how the Giants corners are holding their own this year and what they have planned. Geez