September 25, 2021

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Logan Ryan picks brain of Giants legends on how to improve secondary

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The New York Giants’ secondary is widely regarded as one of the NFL’s best heading into the 2021 season. That doesn’t mean, however, they are beyond being coached or seeking advice from past players who have walked the walk of success.

Safety Logan Ryan, speaking to reporters after the Giants’ first day of practice at the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp, revealed that he’s canvassed some members of Big Blue’s championship teams regarding what it takes to become a great secondary.

“I always look at last year’s just statistics, like broad, who was the top secondary, is it the Rams, what are some of the numbers that they put up, what are some of the franchise numbers, the best Giants secondaries, who are those players and I reached out personally this year, I reached out to Antrel Rolle, I reached out to Jason Sehorn and I reached out to Corey Webster and I reached out to those guys and I said, ‘Hey, I want to pick your brain and be great like you. I respect what you have done in the past, can you give me anything.’”

Not sure why Ryan, who began his career in New England and won two Super Bowls there, would be asking advice from Giants players who haven’t played in the NFL in quite some time, but hey, every little bit helps.

Ryan is currently the Giants’ starting free safety next to strong safety Jabrill Peppers and believes the Giants have “one of the best safety rooms in the league.” That room also includes Julian Love and Xavier McKinney.

He also holds the cornerback group in high regard as well, stating that he’s a “believer” in free-agent addition Adoree’ Jackson, who joins Pro Bowler James Bradberry, rookie Aaron Robinson and slot corner Darnay Holmes to form a strong nucleus.

“Me and Adoree’ go back a couple franchises. He’s a great friend of mine and a great player. He’s a great teammate. He loves to play ball. He’s super talented and I’m just a believer in him because I see how hard he works day-to-day,” Ryan explained. “When he came from USC as a junior, he was the youngest kid in the league, we were like babies and he was born in like ’95. McKinney and Darney are born in ’01. Makes me feel old. We are good friends and we like playing together and we have a good bond and it definitely makes it more productive to have a corner and safety who are really close and understand how each other thinks a little bit out there on the field.”

Logan Ryan picks brain of Giants legends on how to improve secondary



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