- Paul Schwartz
Adoree' Jackson plays every defensive snap again as Giants workload keeps growing
Adoree’ Jackson was on the field for all 64 snaps on defense in the 24-16 victory over the Texans. That was the sixth time Jackson did not miss a snap in a game. One other game, he played 99 percent of the snaps.
It is safe to say Jackson as the top cornerback on the roster is one of the Giants’ most important and irreplaceable players. So important, that it is not unfair to speculate that he is too valuable to risk using as a punt returner.
“I appreciate the thought, but at the same time — I love playing the game, I love having fun,” Jackson said on Monday. “It’s something I’ve always been doing. If that’s the case, I’ve been doing it probably since Pop Warner, high school, [USC]. SC let me play all three ways. Did it a little bit in the league. I feel like just being able to go back there having fun, enjoying what I’m doing, but also just being smart at the same time.’’
The game after Richie James fumbled away two punts, Jackson made his Giants debut as a punt returner. He fielded two punts against the Texans: Fair catch, return of 2 yards.
“Catching punts was more like a nostalgic feeling for me,’’ Jackson said. “To finally get a real game feel, like two years — that was a nice feeling.’’