This is the second year of the NFL cutting the preseason to three games due to the season being extended to 17 games. Meeting in the final week will be the NY Giants and the NY Jets. Neither team will have to make a road trip for this one. On Thursday, Big Blue had a joint-practice with the Jets and there’s a history of things getting out of hand.
With the regular season less than three weeks away, each team will look to finish the preseason on a positive note. Both are 2-0 in the preseason and neither wants to lose to the opponent they share a stadium with. Bragging rights will be up for grabs. With that in mind, here are four things to keep an eye on for the Giants vs Jets preseason game.
4. Who will win the CB2 job for the Giants?
A huge red flag in the NY Giants preseason thus far has been finding out who is capable of being the cornerback opposite of Adoree’ Jackson. By no means is this an easy task in any way. Wide receivers are so skilled today and the Giants cornerbacks besides Jackson are extremely young and still getting used to the NFL. Aaron Robinson has looked like the favorite to win the CB2 job, but he has struggled.
One player who’s proved he can play with starters in the past two seasons is Darnay Holmes. He’s listed at nickelback for the Giants, but he can certainly play cornerback as well. Holmes’ played multiple positions for Big Blue and will play wherever the teams needs him. The Giants also recently got back a third-round pick in this year’s draft, Cor’Dale Flott.
He’d been out with a groin injury, but was at practice on Wednesday. Flott is a guy who may see his role develop more as the season continues. Robinson will likely end up at CB2, but if his poor plays continues, Joe Schoen may have to call around and find someone else to step in.