Giants’ Adoree’ Jackson loves being coached hard: That’s how it should be

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The New York Giants were heavily criticized when they signed free agent cornerback Adoree’ Jackson to a three-year, $39 million contract of which $24.5 million was guaranteed.

Jackson, a former first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans, was scheduled to make over $8 million with the Titans this season as part of his fifth-year option but the they felt he wasn’t worth it and released him before the free agency deadline in March.

Many felt the singing was an overreach by the Giants and sent tremors throughout the marketplace that would jack up the price of more accomplished players at his position.

But Jackson has played his proverbial you-know-what off for the Giants, playing on 97 percent of the defensive snaps this year and has been a positive force on the team after a rough beginning to the season.

Jackson spoke of being coached hard by the Giants’ staff.

“I love it. That’s the only way that you should want to be coached,” Jackson told reporters on Monday. “Understanding that no coach wants to put you in a situation to fail, they just want to see you succeed and play well. That’s how I always look at a coach trying to coach me.

“They wouldn’t put me out there because it’s not just their name on the line, the team’s name on the line and ultimately, it’s me out there, so at the end of the day you’ve just got to go out there and prepare yourself and compete.”

The Giants’ defense has played well the last three games and hope with talent like Jackson on that side of the ball, they will continue to gel and improve over the final eight games of the regular season.

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