Adoree’ Jackson just made Week 1 even more interesting with Mike Vrabel comments

Adoree' Jackson, NY Giants (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Adoree' Jackson, NY Giants (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Sept. 11 really can’t get here soon enough, as NY Giants fans are ready for the regular season to get started against the Tennessee Titans. Once the team lands in Nashville, it will be a bit of a blast from the past for star cornerback Adoree’ Jackson, as he was originally drafted by Tennessee coming out of USC.

After spending the first four seasons of his career with the Titans, Jackson made his way to East Rutherford ahead of the 2021 campaign. As it turns out, Jackson simply didn’t love the coaching style of Mike Vrabel from the moment he took over as head coach for the Titans. Plain and simple, Jackson made it clear on the Cut to It Podcast with Steve Smith Sr. that the two didn’t really see eye to eye on most things.

Adoree’ Jackson wasn’t a fan of Mike Vrabel’s coaching style

"“I really got tested with adversity after my rookie season because everybody on the staff got fired,” Jackson told Smith. “Vrabel got there and, at the end of the day, I had to get used to him and what he wanted. The type of player he wanted and the style he wanted as that being my first time trying to get used to it. We didn’t gel. It didn’t mesh right. My play didn’t work and the way he was coaching didn’t work for me.”"

Those are some strong words from Jackson, who is hoping to have a strong second campaign with the Giants. It’s important to note, though, that Jackson also told Smith that he has a ton of respect for his former head coach, and that Vrabel did teach him some valuable lessons that he’s been able to learn from. Jackson passionately said he’s not trying to bash Vrabel in any way.

With that said, Jackson indeed wasn’t a fan of the way he was trying to coach him up, which ended up opening the door for the Giants to sign him last offseason. In his first campaign with the NFC East side, Jackson impressed, posting more than 60 tackles, one interception and eight pass deflections.

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Now that James Bradberry is out of town and suiting up for the Eagles, Jackson will need to step up as CB1 and be a positive influence for some of the younger guys on the defense. That’s a role he’s ready to step into, as defensive coordinator Wink Martindale will surely be counting on him to get that job done.