Steve Spagnuolo spent a lot of time this past week talking to veteran cornerback Leon Hall.
The New York Giants defensive coordinator has been trying to find ways to limit the Cincinnati Bengals' offense on Monday night at MetLife Stadium, and there is no better way than getting first-hand knowledge.
Before signing with the Giants in training camp, Hall spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Bengals. He knows quarterback Andy Dalton and more importantly, he knows A.J. Green, the NFL's leading receiver this season with 59 catches.
One of the things Hall told Spagnuolo was that Green has a unique ability to wait until the last second to stick his hands out and catch a ball, limiting the time a defensive back can use his hands to defend the pass.
"A.J. has great hands, he is a bigger wide-out, with really good quickness," Spagnuolo said. "We have to find a way to slow him down. We can't let him wreck the football game. That is a good football player, but we will have different people on him and do different things." >> Read more
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