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, Week 17New York Giants NewsMarch Madness … Big Blue style: Giants Mount Rushmore Final 4New,30commentsFinal 4 matchups begin as you decide who is the greatest of all-timeEDTShareTweetShareShareMarch Madness … Big Blue style: Giants Mount Rushmore Final 4Michael Strahan may have the most sacks in an NFL season. But is he the best pass rusher in Giants history?Photo by Brian Killian/NFLPhotoLibraryThey are the best of the best.What began with the top 64 players in Giants history as selected by the Big Blue View staff is down to four. Frank Gifford. Eli Manning. Michael Strahan. Lawrence Taylor.They are the Giants Mount Rushmore.Gifford, the 1956 NFL MVP.Manning, a two-time Super Bowl MVP.Strahan Corey Ballentine Buffalo Bills Jersey
, the record holder for most sacks in a season. And Taylor, a linebacker who redefined the position and earned the 1986 NFL MVP.They will continue to face off tournament-style, culminating in the Giant you choose as the greatest of all-time.Here are the Final 4 matchups. Voting for the semifinals ends Monday evening: Giants GM Dave Gettleman signed him to long-term deal in Carolina”WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015, Week 17New York Giants NewsGiants Free Agency 2019Will Giants be in play for recently-released slot cornerback Captain Munnerlyn?New Color Rush Corey Ballentine Jersey
,37commentsGiants GM Dave Gettleman signed him to long-term deal in CarolinaESTShareTweetShareShareWill Giants be in play for recently-released slot cornerback Captain Munnerlyn?Captain MunnerlynKim Klement-USA TODAY SportsThe Carolina Panthers released a pair of defensive backs — safety Mike Adams and slot cornerback Captain Munnerlyn — earlier this week. Adams will be 38 next season and while GM Dave Gettleman says he doesn’t look at age, that’s a bit long in the tooth for a safety.So, let’s focus on Munnerlyn as a potential target for the defensive back-needy New York Giants.The basicsAge: 31 in AprilHeight: 5-foot-9 | Weight: 185Position: CornerbackExperience: 102018 stats: 16 games (5 starts) | Tackles (47) | Interceptions (1) | Passes defensed (9)Pro Football Focus: Overall grade (61.6) | Run defense (65.0) | Tackling (76.2 — 4 missed tackles) | Coverage (60.3) | Yards per reception (10.0) | Passer rating against (85.4)Munnerlyn finished No. 14 among 22 qualifying slot corners in yards per coverage snap (1.24) and seventh in snaps per reception allowed (8.1).Sports Info Solutions has him 39th in yards allowed per pass and 32nd in success rate among 85 qualified corners in 2018.The skinny Let’s start here — Gettleman signed Munnerlyn to a four-year, $17 million contract ($6.9 million guaranteed) with the Panthers in 2017. That’s the same contract Carolina just bailed on.So Youth Corey Ballentine Jersey
, we know that the Giants’ GM obviously likes the player. The Giants obviously have a need to upgrade the talent in the secondary.Does that make Munnerlyn a fit for the Giants?Maybe.Munnerlyn is purely a slot corner. He played 520 of 630 snaps in the slot last season. In 2017, that was 333 out of 404.The Giants do have Grant Haley as a potential slot corner. They could bring back B.W. Webb, who began last season in the slot before moving outside following the trade of Eli Apple.Munnerlyn has never been a great player, but still appears to be a good one. Carolina has released veterans Munnerlyn Womens Corey Ballentine Jersey
, Adams and Thomas Davis this offseason as they try to get younger on that side of the ball.The Giants, frankly, just need to get better. Is Munnerlyn a player who could help them do that?