How soon can linebacker Jon Beason make a difference on the Giants’ defense? According to him, it will start on Sunday.
Beason said after his trade from the Panthers became official that he’ll be ready to go if the coaches ask him to play on Sunday against the Eagles, and he thinks he knows enough about playing the middle linebacker position that he’ll be caught up by then.
“I know I’ll come in tomorrow early and meet the coaches and I’ll get my linebacker coach [Jim Herrmann] and we’re going to cram,” Beason said. “If they ask me to, I’ll dress [Sunday] and I’ll give everything I have. . . . It’s just going to be terminology. I’m a smart player. I learn fast. Being a mike linebacker, a lot is on your plate. I think I actually thrive in that position. I’m going to get with coach as long as it takes and as fast as I can get it as soon as I want to play.”
It’s not clear yet whether the Giants plan to make Beason active against the Eagles on Sunday. But if he is, he thinks he’ll make a difference on the Giants’ defense. Considering how bad the Giants’ defense has been this year, it wouldn’t take much for Beason to make an improvement.