Darrelle Revis gets all the attention, and for good reason. Revis is back to his 2009 level of play. He’s playing at a level we haven’t seen at cornerback since Deion Sanders.
Revis isn’t the only New York cornerback that tracks the opposition’s top receiver, though. Corey Webster was assigned the task for the Giants this year, and has done a nice job slowing down opponents.
After all the injuries in New Yorks’ secondary this year, defensive coordinator Perry Fewell called an audible. Webster wouldn’t play one side of the field. He’d follow the opposition’s best player.
“He doesn’t beat his chest. He studies. There’s that twinkle – that look like, ‘I got this responsibility. I am the man,’” Fewell said via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
Webster picked off two passes against the Bills, but he was having a solid year before that. We’re not quite sure it’s a Pro Bowl year just yet, but he’ll have a chance to stand out with upcoming games against the Packers, Saints, Patriots, Cowboys, and Eagles.
The Giants secondary is the biggest question mark on a defense that could get very good very fast down the stretch if their pass rushers get healthy. With Webster leading the way at corner and Kenny Phillips playing better at safety, the secondary may be good enough to win the NFC East.