Listen: Michael Irvin Calls Janoris Jenkins MNF Performance 'Garbage'

Hall-Of-Famer Critical Of Giants' Cornerback In Weekly Spot With Joe And Evan

Joe & Evan
November 06, 2019 - 3:29 pm

New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been widely criticized for his failed attempt at tackling Cowboys tight end Blake Jarwin during Big Blue's Monday night loss to Dallas. 

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As Jarwin ran toward the end-zone, Jenkins appeared to freeze, offering only to stick his arm out and watch Dallas score a touchdown. Former Cowboys wide-receiver and NFL Network analyst, Michael Irvin didn't give Jenkins a pass when he joined WFAN's Joe and Evan for his weekly spot Wednesday.

"I understand, Deion Sanders started this thing with business decisions and all of this about cornerbacks," Irvin told Benigno and Roberts. "I love Janoris Jenkins, I do, but that was garbage. It wasn't even a try at a tackle."

Following the infamous tackle attempt, Dallas went on to defeat the Giants during their Monday Night Football matchup, 37-18.

While Irvin was critical of Jenkins, he was complimentary of someone more important to Giants fans. Daniel Jones "is going to be a phenomenal player because he gets rid of that ball so fast, and he's another dude that can run. It looks so different seeing a Giants quarterback running down the field like that." Irving added, while noting Eli Manning rarely left the pocket.

When the Hall-of-Fame wide-receiver was asked by Evan to offer an assessment of Giants head coach Pat Shurmur, Irvin didn't offer much confidence. "My mama said if you ain't got nothing good to say, don't say nothing at all." Shurmur has a career head coaching record of 17-41 with the Giants and Cleveland Browns. 

Although Jones has shown progress under the tutelage of Shurmur, the Giants' quarterback is tied for the league lead with 16 turnovers. The continued interceptions and fumbles by Jones have contributed to the Giants current five-game losing streak.