September 21, 2021

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Giants’ James Bradberry ready for challenge of…

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New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry is no stranger to locking up with elite talent. After all, before arriving on the scene in East Rutherford, he played in the NFC South where he regularly matched up with the likes of Mike Evans, Julio Jones and Michael Thomas.

But Bradberry’s days in the NFC South are over and he’s more interested in looking forward than backward.

On Sunday, Bradberry will draw his next unique challenge — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf, who shares a very similar skill set to those from the NFC South.

“My past history, I was in the NFC South. I had to deal with a lot of big, physical receivers that could run,” Bradberry told reporters earlier this week. “I would say he is similar to their skill set. Physical, 6-4, runs a 4.3, he can run. He’s definitely a hard matchup. Definitely a challenge for us Sunday.”

Bradberry knows Metcalf is no slouch, but the matchup is really more about Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who is currently playing the best football of his career.

Metcalf tends to excel deep down the field, which is what Bradberry will enter the game wary of.

“When you add the fact that he is playing with an elite quarterback, it makes your job even tougher. Russell Wilson is going to buy time with his legs. Even when he doesn’t do that, he’s going to put the ball on the money most of the time. It’s definitely a challenge facing the receivers and at quarterback,” Bradberry said.

And those deep throws from Wilson? Bradberry likens them to the perfect rainbow.

“When you compare it to a rainbow, the thing about a rainbow is when it comes down and the receiver has the basket, it kind of falls right on top of it. It’s hard for a cornerback that’s either on the side of the receiver or behind him to make a play because it drops in over their head. Versus if he had a guy who threw a ball short and it came at a different angle straight down. I’m able to get my hand up and knock it down. If it comes over top, even if you’re tall, it’s hard for you to make a play on that.”

Giants’ James Bradberry ready for challenge of covering DK Metcalf



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