Alot has been said about the status of Mike Jenkins
' shoulder going into the game against the Giants
, and questions arose about his availability for that game, as well as the season. Many around the League even speculated about a possible trade of the veteran corner during the offseason. As of late, Jenkins has been medically cleared to play with his newly reconstructed shoulder;even traveling to New Jersey with the team on Wednesday night. In a previous interview, Jerry Jones expressed the need for the team to be able to use four corners in some of our defensive packages. I also expect Jenkins to see alot of action this year when teams go to multiple receiver sets.
Mike Jenkins has also played Safety in college, and had made a tremdous transition to Corner at USF before being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys
. While turning in a Pro Bowl campign in 2009, Jenkins has been plauged with injuries throughout the past two seasons. So, while coming back after having offseason shoulder surgery, Jenkins looks to be ready to play this year. After watching the game against the Giants on Wednesday night, I still have resevations about Orlando Scandrick's
ablity to locate the ball in mid air when its thrown down the field. Watching the drop by Victor Cruz
between Gerald Sensabaugh
and Orlando Scandrick made me think about the elimination game back in January, when Scandrick let Cruz and Hicks went wild against our secondary.
In my opinion, we should give Mike Jenkins would be an upgrade over Scandrick in the Slot Corner position based on his physical play at the line of scrimmage. Jenkins, Carr, and Claiborne fit what we are trying to be defensively, while Scandrick's game is more suited for the dime package. Scandrick's ability to roam would help Claiborne and the scheme as a whole.
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