Safety Update

Yesterday we featured a story about some selfish comments made by Aaron Ross and his unwillingness to play safety. Andrew did a great job covering this topic so I don’t need to say anything more other than I really can’t stand when these egos get in the way of team play.

It’s probably too late now, but Ross might need to rethink his position if he wants to see some playing time. According to, safeties coach Dave Merritt is prepared to give Terrell Thomas the opportunity to play the safety spot that has been vacated by Deon Grant due to free agency. Said Thomas about playing the slot:

“I told coach Fewell and my position coach, whatever they need me to do to help the team, whether it is being a role player one game and being a guy they have to count on, I am ready to fill that role. I think I made some big plays last season but it is time for me to take my game to the next level,” Thomas said. “That is what I worked on this whole offseason, taking my game to the point where I can be a star for this defense.”

Pretty refreshing team mentality, considering headlines surrounding the Giants have been dominated by selfish guys who are only looking out for themselves. Now entering his fourth year, I expect Thomas to have a breakout season this year. I have always been impressed with him because of his consistency each week. He is an excellent tackling cornerback, with 81 last year along with his 5 interceptions.

The safety position is looking strong with Thomas, Antrel Rolle and Kenny Phillips, who should be back to 100% after his knee injury and last year’s token post-injury season under his belt. And I, for one, am excited to see what Thomas will do if given this opportunity.

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  • gmenhq

    one positive is that it keeps him on the field in this subpackage. one negative is it may take away from where he’s becoming an emerging threat to offenses play in and out, in tight coverage. I’d say someone like Bruce Johnson would be good because he has a nose for the ball, but we almost need another Kenny Phillips to get in there that can break up the run as well as Thomas and is that real ball hawking style of player.