FanPost

Malcolm Jenkins (and maybe the coaches) deserves credit for adjusting to the rules


I am sure that you all remember this hit:

Bam_medium

I am sure you also remember the ensuing penalty on Isa Abdul-Quddus for hitting a defenseless receiver around the head and leading with the head. The Giants went on to score a TD on that drive, closing the gap to 21-10 before we throttled them the rest of the game.

Now fast forward to our game against the Falcons on Monday Night Football. On a key 3rd and 1 play, Malcolm Jenkins lays the hit pictured below on Atlanta TE Reggie Kelly:

I couldn't find a video, but if you were watching you could see Jenkins made an effort not to lead with his head when he hit Kelly and kept him from making the catch. Atlanta was only down four points at the time, so this was definitely an important play and a 15 yard penalty would have hurt us a lot.

I just wanted to take the time to note that Jenkins adjusted his play to stay within the rules. I don't know if the coaches have been working with the defense on this, but if they have they deserve some credit, too. I haven't really noticed as many of those calls against us and maybe that is a by-product of our team adjusting to the new rules. I'd also like to say that this shows that the defense can still break up passes and I like that we are doing just that.

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Canal Street Chronicles

You must be a member of Canal Street Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canal Street Chronicles. You should read them.

Join Canal Street Chronicles

You must be a member of Canal Street Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canal Street Chronicles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker