Giants CB Janoris Jenkins calls out weak pass rush after loss to Bills
The New York Giants are well on their way to one of the worst records in the league once again as they suffered a big loss against the Buffalo Bills. It was a disappointing display on defense that Janoris Jenkins took to the media to call out his teammates.
Josh Allen was able to do whatever he wanted to do on offense. He completed 19 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown. He also completed a rushing touchdown when all his receivers were covered. More importantly, the Giants defense wasn’t able to make an interception on the second-year quarterback.
Jenkins tried to put more urgency to the way his teammates play, and he felt that talking to the media will help them sort out their issues.
“When you’ve got time [to throw] and you ain’t getting no pressure, I can’t cover nobody for 10 seconds,” Jenkins said, per NJ.com’s Darryl Slater. “Who can cover somebody for 10 seconds? Go look at the first five seconds of the route. He’s not open. If you’re scrambling and there ain’t no pressure getting there, what do you want me to do? I can’t cover this side and that side. Come on, bro. We’ve got to play football around here.”
Jenkins denied that he was calling the team’s pass rushers out, but his teammates might have a different opinion about that.
Jenkins, who was selected to the Pro Bowl in his first year with the Giants, recorded seven tackles against the Bills. However, the numbers don’t matter to him if they continue losing.
He hopes that his strong statement would get his teammates to wake up and put more effort in their next game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.