Aug 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiverT.Y. Hilton
(13) catches a touchdown pass while defended by New York Giants corner backJayron Hosley
(28) during the second quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
The New York Giants have lost a secondary, secondary to suspension. CB Jayron Hosley has been suspended four games according to NFL.com, via reports. Originally per Ian Rapoport in this tweet:
Wow, Ian reports more substance abuse. Will Hos go the way of Will Hill?
Or will the Giants let Jayron Hosley serve his NFL sentence with the team?
In the above article, Around the League writer Marc Sessler from NFL.com suggested that Hosley was little more than a sidekick, while Will Hill was the real loss:
"While Hill’s absence equals a crushing loss for New York’s secondary, Hosley was little more than a supporting cast member for a defense that added free-agent cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond to play alongside Prince Amukamara."
Regardless, the Jints are another man down in the secondary and it’s not the greatest look for the organization. As for Jayron Hosley, is what Marc Sessler claims true… Is Hosley little more than a toking companion’s Chong to Will Hill’s Cheech? Are they both going to end up Broncos, smoking it up legally with Eli’s big bro in Colorado? We asked that question to Predominantely Oranges official new Co-Editor Chad Jensen, who replied:
"Despite the Denver Broncos recent penchant for off-the-field run-ins with the law, they are a top shelf, classy NFL organization. Von Miller got into trouble with drugs. Not performance enhancing drugs, mind you, but rather recreational. Most likely, it was marijuana. The leadership of the Broncos, Johns Elway and Fox, have a history of recruiting only high-character players. Miller’s situation is an extremely unique situation. He’s young. He’s arguably one of the top 10 most talented players in the NFL, so the team decided to take the “let’s get him the help and support he needs” route, rather than the heavy hand.T.J Ward‘s recent encounter with the Denver Police Department was insanely blown out of proportion. He essentially tried to take his own booze into a strip club. It was more a public profile, attention target, type of case.Overall, I don’t see the Broncos organization taking a chance on character risk guys like Hosley and Hill."
Apparently, it’s a no in Denver. Keeping that in mind… Is Jayron’s amazing stats worth the headache for the New York Giants? — Let’s take a look at the career numbers and situation:
Jayron Hosley has 34 tackles 7 PD, 1 FF and a INT in his career. That’s not even mentioning his three punt returns for nine yards. It seems Hosley was on the roster bubble prior to this incident, so he’s likely a goner — particularly with the addition of slot corner Walter Thurmond in free agency. He was expected to be used as the primary slot corner in 2013, but struggled with a hamstring injury for much of the year. In 2012 he just flat out spit the bit, playing to a Pro Football Focus grade of -12.1 in 465 CB snaps.
Final Giant Thoughts: Felix Davila III –
Also, include Zack Bowman in the free agent signings, along with re-signing Trumaine McBride and drafting Bennett Jackson. They seem loaded even after losing Will Hill and Jayron Hosley. Especially with Bowman and McBride being starters before. Perhaps that’s just one mans perspective and of course, Marc Sessler’s.
What say you Big Blue Nation?