New York Giants: Josh Gordy Fills Defensive Gaps


As of late, the buzz around has been relatively quiet. That is until the Giants signed defensive back Josh Gordy. Most fans would ask who is that? Well that’s exactly the point. The Giants love to make these kinds of signings, hopefully finding a diamond in the rough.

Nov 3, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver

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(88) catches a touchdown pass against Indianapolis Colts safety Josh Gordy (27) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. The Colts defeated the Giants 40-24. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Gordy is a five-year veteran. He has played on his fair share of teams around the NFL. He most recently played for the Indianapolis Colts and had a lot of success with the team as a rotational player.

Not to mention that he does have playoff experience as well, which is a big plus.

He recorded 24 combined tackles, four passes defended, and one interception in 2014. That’s pretty good for seeing limited playing time. It may be time for Gordy to be thrown into the spotlight in a starting role with the Giants.

Gordy has mostly played as a cornerback, but he does have some experience playing safety as well. Ring any bells? The Giants oh so desperately need a safety. Gordy is experienced, so they added a veteran into the mix with the two very young players, Cooper Taylor and Nat Berhe.

Gordy could not only be a valuable contributor, but also show the ropes to the younger safeties the Giants have on the roster. Berhe and Taylor could learn a lot from Gordy. Having only inexperienced players at the safety position would have killed the Giants.

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It is essential that the Giants added depth to safety in the event that neither Berhe nor Taylor pans out to be starting players. Depth is one thing that they lacked in 2014 and it clearly showed.

They learned from their mistakes and made a multitude of depth signings. Gordy was a great pickup and he will be in the mix for the starting role at safety come training camp time.

Singing Grade: B

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