Giants to move Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to safety

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The Giants will be trying something different with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie this season.

Rodgers-Cromartie has spent his 10-year NFL career as a cornerback, but year No. 11 will see him taking on a new position. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported Saturday that Rodgers-Cromartie will be moving to safety. Rodgers-Cromartie confirmed he’ll be on the move and told his colleague Kimberly Jones that “all I need is a chance.”

Rodgers-Cromartie will compete with Darian Thompson for playing time at free safety with Landon Collins installed at strong safety. Rodgers-Cromartie played 15 games in 2017, missing one while serving a team-issued suspension arising from a dispute over his role in the defense.

With Rodgers-Cromartie moving to safety, it would seem to increase the chances of Eli Apple sticking with the team. Coach Pat Shurmur said this week that Apple has a “clean slate” after a rough 2017 on and off the field.

16 responses to “Giants to move Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to safety

  1. Not gonna work. Eagle fan here and DRC can’t cover the slot . One of the many flaws with the Dream team was DRC and the slot he hated playing it that year. Nnamdi and Asante played outside and DRC killed us in the slot. Heard it here first

  2. I thought coaches couldn’t talk to players during this period.
    How did they somehow make this move ?

  3. To the iggles fan,,, Brian Dawkins could not cover one on one made a hall of fame career by being the second or third guy to the play !

  4. Dude is a playmaker and everywhere he’s played (except Philly under an offensive line coach turned d-coordinator) he’s balled out. The only concern I have with DRC moving to center field is durability.

  5. That being said he is kinda expensive and it might be handicapping other areas in terms of his salary.

  6. In todays’ NFL , safety’s are asked to cover slot all the time. DRC can’t tackle either, the one attribute he does have is plenty of speed. Usually slow corner’s move to safety. Time will show how wrong this move, probably with DRC being cut.

  7. ahummler72 says:
    March 4, 2018 at 8:24 am
    Not gonna work. Eagle fan here and DRC can’t cover the slot . One of the many flaws with the Dream team was DRC and the slot he hated playing it that year. Nnamdi and Asante played outside and DRC killed us in the slot. Heard it here first
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    He was a second team All Pro slot corner in 2016.
    Heard it here first…..lol

  8. @//ahummler72
    Do you watch football? DRC made all pro playing the slot.you eagle fans must be all related.

  9. I watched the giants win 3 games and get #2 pick….. and watched Our backup QB Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles outperform Eli in 1 Superbowl against the same team then ole chuckup did in 2.

  10. ahummler72 says:
    March 4, 2018 at 12:13 pm
    I watched the giants win 3 games and get #2 pick….. and watched Our backup QB Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles outperform Eli in 1 Superbowl against the same team then ole chuckup did in 2.
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    You’ve also watched the Giants win three more Super Bowls than the Eagles, and the latter did not happen the way you attempted to frame it, but nice try.

  11. Unlike Foles, Eli beat GREAT DEFENSES throughout the playoffs AND the Super Bowl.

    Foles didn’t face a single one. And don’t give me the Vikes, they were sabotaged by Eagles fans who staged a blowhorn outside the team hotel, which is why they were 5 steps slow all night. Please.

  12. oh btw Giants fans its 2018 , 3-13, deal with it! We are literally on the opposite end of the spectrum 13-3. Enjoy our former OC, hopefully he pans out as well as our former DC did 10 years ago. Again, news flash 2018!

  13. ahummler72 says:
    March 4, 2018 at 8:20 pm
    oh btw Giants fans its 2018 , 3-13, deal with it! We are literally on the opposite end of the spectrum 13-3. Enjoy our former OC, hopefully he pans out as well as our former DC did 10 years ago. Again, news flash 2018!
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    The Giants will win a Super Bowl and you’ll STILL be talking about 3-13. Fluke season just like 2017 was a fluke for the Eagles.

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