Newest Giants CB James Bradberry can't introduce himself to the fans how he might want to with coronavirus not allowing him to make his way to New York. So, instead, he took some time out of his day on Sunday to answer fan questions on the team's Reddit page.
Here are some of the highlights from the questions asked...
1) @Celestrial2: You had to match up with Julio [Jones], Mike Evans and Michael Thomas twice a year. Which of the three was hardest to guard?
This coincides with what Bradberry said in his first conference call with Giants media members. He gave the props to all of those top receivers, but Jones was the hardest to face in his eyes. Having covered those three, who are almost always considered in the Top 10 receivers in the league bracket, Bradberry knows what it takes to match up with some of the game's best -- which brings us to our next question.
2) @jshanley16: Which [NFC East] WR are you most looking forward to completely shutting down this season?
Bradberry: I'm looking forward to facing all the guys really. Amari cooper - has elite route running ability Terry - is fast as hell Alshon - I didn't play well last time I played him so I want to put on a better showing.
Always good to see your top corner looking at his next opponents. Cooper signed a five-year, $100 million pact to remain the Cowboys' top option in the passing game, so Bradberry will have many chances to try to contain him. Terry McLaurin was a solid rookie pick-up by the Redskins last season, and as Bradberry points out, he has blazing speed.
But Alshon Jeffrey might not even be the best receiver the Eagles have next season depending on what they do with the NFL Draft picks they have. So, as much as Bradberry wants to shut him down, he might be lining up with a top rookie instead.
3) @PepeSilvia: Eli Manning is the best QB that you've ever played against, why?
Bradberry: Ummmmm lol because he beat Tom Brady in the super bowl??
Now that's a solid answer. Bradberry has faced some of the NFL's best quarterbacks ever -- Aaron Rodgers for instance -- but Manning is at the top for him.
And speaking of Brady: the Giants host the Bucs this season. Get your popcorn ready.
4) @md818: What can you tell us that you're going to bring to the Giants?
Bradberry: 1. If you have the means to do so, I would advise you to watch the film. Big eye in the sky don't lie! Lol. 2. I feel like I've gotten to a point in my career where I'm consistent every game. I devote the time during the week to prepare for my opponent. Last but not least, I had three interceptions last year. My goal is to create turnovers. 3. Reach out to the nearest Boys and Girls Club once I get settled in the area and find my [way] around town.
All good points from Bradberry, who wants his play -- or film -- to speak for itself. Also, getting involved with the community is something the Giants love to see off the field as well.
5) @SyncDefense31: Julian Love currently has #24 on the team. Assuming you can't get him to change, what number do you plan on having?
Bradberry: If I had to choose today, it would have to be 20
Janoris Jenkins is gone, so that number would be very fitting considering Bradberry takes over his top corner role. But, with Love set for his sophomore campaign, he might be willing to give up his number to the new veteran. We shall see.