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Janoris Jenkins: Secondary “bonding more off the field”

Takeaways from the cornerback’s time with the media on Wednesday

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The New York Giants held their second day of mandatory minicamp on Wednesday and the media had a chance to catch up with cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Let‘s take a look at some takeaways from his time with the media.

On what he likes about this year’s secondary...

We are bonding more off the field,” Jenkins said. ”We are hanging out more and everyone is getting to learn everyone. We just compete and are picking each other up whether it is a good day or a bad day. I feel like it is a family atmosphere.”

On whether he sees a change with Eli Apple this season...

“Of course,” Jenkins said. ”He has been here a while and I keep telling him he can be just as good as he wants to be, if not great. You just have to put the work in and compete. If you compete on a daily level just like it is a game, everything will be fine come Sunday.”

On whether focus was an issue in the secondary last season...

I wouldn’t say we weren’t focused,“ Jenkins said. “Some plays we didn’t play to our full potential. Learning from last year and coming to this year, we understand that. Every play counts. Whether the defensive line or the linebackers make a mistake, we have to pick up the slack. At the end of the day, we are the last line of defense.”

On switching schemes on defense this year...

I was always told football is football,” Jenkins said. ”Everyone has the same defense but everyone uses different terminology. It is basically the same defense.”