By Harry Allison
Josh Huff is feeling his oats.
And also his quotes!
Eagles wide receiver Huff is coming off of the best game of his career, catching five passes for 78 yards and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints.
This Monday night, Huff is hoping to have another strong showing — and it seems like he is confident he can make it happen.
Speaking at his locker, Huff gave his assessment of the New York Giants’ secondary, which the Eagles will face this Monday in a must-win game at Lincoln Financial Field.
Although he had some praise for Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (and former Eagle), Huff also pointed out a flaw he sees in the cornerback’s game.
“If he is locked in once he gets going, once the game starts, he is pretty much one of the better corners in the league,” Huff said. “But he takes some plays off, and when he takes some of those plays off, I’m going to try to bring it to him and let him know it’s going to be a long day for him.”
Huff also had an assessment of rookie Landon Collins, the Giants’ first-round pick who has started five games for the Giants.
“I know they have a rookie in the back end at safety. He is a down in the box guy. Not a real good cover guy with man,” Huff said. “But he can come down and hit, tackle very well. They all, at sometimes, get lost in coverage, I would say. But they are very fundamentally strong.”
The secondary has been an issue for the Giants this season, as they are currently dead last against the pass in the NFL, giving up an average of 304.2 yards per game.
The Eagles are already coming off of their best offensive showing of the season, putting up 39 points and 519 yards of total offense.