Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins had a tough go of it in Week 3. He's forgetting about it in an effort to have a bounce-back game in Week 4 against the Washington Redskins.
As the Giants' No. 1 corner, Jenkins said on Friday that he's not feeling the heat, either.
"Ain't no pressure," Jenkins said. "It's important to come back out and play football. Everybody gets paid. Like I said, there ain't no pressure. You have games like that. I'm just ready to play this week."
While mostly being shadowed by Jenkins, Bucs wideout Mike Evans had a massive game against the G-men last week, which included eight catches for 190 yards and three scores. Despite that, the Giants still escaped with the 32-31 win.
The biggest gaff by Jenkins could've been one that Matt Gay saved him from. The Bucs kicker missed the 34-yard game-winning kick which was setup by Evans via a 44-yard catch. Jenkins was in coverage.
"You just have to move forward. It's football. You can't defend everything. You can't knock down everything. You just go out and play football and then bounce back. Whatever happened, happened," Jenkins said.
Looking forward to this week, Jenkins will likely have the task of playing against impressive rookie Terry McLaurin, the Redskins receiver. That's if he plays, though. He's currently questionable with a hamstring injury. If that is the matchup the Giants end up seeing, Jenkins has the confidence from his defensive coordinator still as well.
"I don't have concern, I don't have concern about any of our players, as long as they are working the process," coordinator James Bettcher said this week. "I think Jack (Jenkins) is doing that, I think he is coming to practice, I saw it today, he's diving to knock balls away, he's competing, he's working on fundamentals and techniques in individual, he's all in on fixing what he needs to fix."
Jenkins has 17 tackles and two passes defended this year through three games. The 30-year-old has one year remaining on his five-year, $62.5 million deal he signed in 2016 with the team. Of that, $28.8 millionwas guaranteed. The Giants can save $11.25 million if they release him this upcoming offseason. For that price tag, the Giants are currently getting the 98th best cornerback in the NFL, per Pro Football Focus, who currently grades him a 37.0 overall player this season.