New York Giants: Jacquian Williams To Play Sunday?
Williams has practiced every day this week and also practiced leading up to the Week 13 matchup against the Washington Redskins before being ruled out. However, this week he hopes to hit the field against the New Orleans Saints and one thing is certain: the Giants can use him.
Williams is arguably the fastest linebacker on the Giants and could be used as a counter to the Saints’ dangerous weapon out of the backfield, Darren Sproles, as well as All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham.
The Giants will need Williams’ speed and athleticism at linebacker if they hope to contain Sproles and Graham. Right now, safety Kenny Phillips is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game after re-injuring his MCL against the Green Bay Packers in Week 12 and being limited in his snaps against the Redskins.
Even if Williams does play, he might be limited like Phillips was last week, which could hinder defensive coordinator Perry Fewell’s plans for containing Graham and Sproles. If Williams can’t go, the Giants might be forced to use a safety on Graham and with Phillips possibly limited, that complicates matters.
Will Hill and Tyler Sash might suddenly find themselves getting increased playing time if Phillips can’t go and Williams is limited. The Giants don’t really have the linebackers to stick with Graham–with the exception of Williams. Michael Boley isn’t the same in coverage as he was a couple of years ago and would have trouble with Graham or Sproles.
Right now, both Williams and the Giants hope he will be able to play a majority of the game. If not, they will be scrambling to stop Drew Brees and the Saints pinpoint passing attack.
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