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New York Giants’ news, 9/24: Keenan Robinson speaks to team

Notes on Robinson, DRC, Rashad Jennings, more

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s see what’s going on around your New York Giants as they prepare for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.

Keenan Robinson speaks from the heart

Last week, newcomer Damon Harrison was asked to speak to his defensive teammates. This week, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo tapped former Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson for that task.

So, what did Robinson says?

“I just speak from the heart. Whatever is on my mind. I don’t really plan anything. I just speak from the heart. From my heart today I was just telling the guys that in order to get to, right now we’re 2-0. It doesn’t really mean anything yet. We have to consistently put in the work that we started back in April in order to get to where we want to get to. That’s obviously to put another banner up and get a Super Bowl. That’s everyone’s ultimate goal but in order to do that, you have to be serious about the goals that you set. You have to be serious about the steps you take towards getting that and achieving that. We have to come to work no matter if we’re 0-2 like they are or 2-0. We have to put in the work because every team in the NFL will come ready to play on Sunday,Monday or Thursday, whatever night the game is. We have to make sure that we never overlook anyone. Stay on top of our P’s and Q’s and handle what we need to handle. Just come ready to play firing on all cylinders come Sunday.”

Merritt lauds play, maturity of DRC

Giants’ safeties/secondary coach Dave Merritt heaped praise Friday on both the play and the attitude of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

“DRC is an interesting guy. I say it in this sense: for a young man, if you look at his past and his career, he had a chance to go play nickel in Philly when they signed him. He didn’t really take to that too well. Now, to see him take on a role, we asked him to play nickel, we need you to go in the slot positions and for him to just say whatever, he says ‘Fam’ because we call each other fam. Whatever fam, I’ll do whatever I need to do, my hat is off to the young man. Especially a guy who is 30, 31. For him to be able to accept that there are some other guys that can go and play outside, let me go inside and take care of some of these quick slot receivers, that’s impressive. That speaks to his character.”

McAdoo “comfortable” with Rashad Jennings

Running back Rashad Jenningis questionable to play Sunday due to an injured thumb. Coach Ben McAdoo said Friday he is “comfortable” with Jennings’ ability to protect the ball.

“Absolutely. He is a veteran back. He has played a lot of football in this league. He has earned his spot and, yeah, I am comfortable with him.”

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