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Demps Takes Over At Safety
The Giants will reportedly have a new started at safety Thursday night against the Washington Redskins, with veteran Quintin Demps taking over for the struggling Stevie Brown.
"It's an opportunity for me," Demps said. "So I just take advantage of the chance to be the best I can be for this team and go from there."
Brown was beaten for a 44-yard touchdown pass on Sunday, the second long touchdown Brown has surrendered in three games. He was benched during Sunday's game in favor of rookie Nat Berhe, but it is apparently the veteran Demps who will start Thursday.
Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said "we don't know" when asked who would start at the safety spot next to Antrel Rolle, but Demps took the first-team reps on Tuesday.
Quarterbacks come and go, but NY Giants' Eli Manning stands alone in NFC East - NY Daily News
Maybe the 24-year-old Kirk Cousins is the future of the NFC East. Maybe it’s the 25-year-old Nick Foles, or the 24-year-old Robert Griffin, or maybe even Tony Romo, 34, will be the next to make a real run at a ring. At this point, would anybody really be surprised if Manning outlasted them all?
Eli Manning doesn’t worry about the numbers, and he doesn’t chart the percentages. He’s never cared about his touchdown-to-interception ratio, or his QB rating, or any of the stats that make fantasy football go. So all that talk of a 70% completion percentage, the brainchild of QB coach Danny Langsdorf back in training camp? It never mattered to Manning.
"I don’t think you go into a game saying, ‘I have to worry about hitting 70%,’ " he said Tuesday. "You worry about each play, going through your reads, your progression, throwing the ball accurately and hopefully moving the ball and doing your job well enough to win the game."
"I think it's going to change a lot," said Giants receiver Victor Cruz when asked about the Redskins' defensive approach minus Hall in a conference call with Washington-area reporters on Tuesday. "I think he was such a stable guy that they revolved that style of defense around him being a ball hawk. . . . I think losing him is a big blow."
Giants vs. Redskins injury report: Washington has serious health problems | NJ.com
Wednesday's injury report is never-ending for the Redskins. The Giants are in much better shape.