New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins did his best to offer up some “trash talk” in advance of Sunday’s matchup with the Tennessee Titans.
Jenkins was asked by a reporter why Titans wide receiver Corey Davis is a tough matchup.
The response from Jenkins was one of the weaker attempts at trash talk that you’ll see from a NFL player.
I asked Janoris Jenkins what makes Corey Davis a tough matchup for some guys?
Jenkins: What number is he?
— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) December 13, 2018
Davis responded to the verbal jab on Friday with a laugh and a promise.
Corey Davis in response to #Giants DB Janoris Jenkins not knowing who he is: “I actually thought it was funny. No hard feelings. He probably really doesn’t know who I am. At the end of the day he’s going to find out.” #Titans
— Justin Beasley (@JBeasleyWSMV) December 14, 2018
I absolutely love that response from Davis. He knows he’s still proving himself as a wide receiver in the NFL, so he’s not exactly in a position to start throwing shade at defensive backs.
But Davis is also confident in his talents and his ability to be a thorn in Jenkins’ side on Sunday.
In two games against NFC East opponents (Eagles and Cowboys) so far this season, Davis has 15 catches for 217 yards and a touchdown.
New York’s secondary struggled early in the season, but they’ve looked much better in recent weeks. Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans is the only wide receiver to have significant success against the Giants over the last few games.
It wouldn’t be surprising if the Giants key in on running back Derrick Henry after his big performance last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. If that ends up being the case, Davis could have an opportunity for a big afternoon.
The Titans and the Giants kick off at 12:00 PM CT in New York on Sunday.
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