There is an old baseball cliche that you can never have too many pitchers. Perhaps we should start one for football that goes, “you can never have too many cornerbacks”. As offenses become more and more pass happy, secondaries become more and more important. And, unfortunately, the Giants may have a major problem in theirs.
After their Super Bowl win, the Giants let Aaron Ross go because they didn’t want to overpay him and they thought Terrell Thomas could come back from his ACL injury. It’s hard to blame the thinking, when healthy, Thomas is a much better cornerback.
The problem is, Thomas isn’t healthy and the way the news has been leaking out today, it sounds like he may be badly hurt. Without Thomas, Prince Amukamarka becomes a starter opposite Corey Webster. Assuming the Giants are right about Prince, that shouldn’t be a problem, but the depth after Webster and Prince is worrisome. Antwaun Molden was a third round pick, but he has had trouble staying healthy. Michael Coe and Dante Hughes have bounced around the league. Justin Tyron and Bruce Johnson are both coming back from injury. Brandon Bing spent the 2011 season on the practice squad. And Jayron Hosley left the field with an injury today as well.
We will find out more about Thomas tomorrow probably, but for now I bet that Will Blackmon is a name being discussed as a possible addition in the Giants’ Front Office.