The Giants signed John Conner, nee of the Jets and Bengals, to replace Henry Hynoski (IR) on the roster. He finds himself back at MetLife, where his career started with Gang Green.
“It feels pretty good,” said Conner when asked how it felt to be a Giant. “I’m just happy to get another opportunity to play. It seems like I can’t stay away from New York, but it’s a new opportunity, a new chance, so I’m looking forward to it.”
So are the Giants. Their blocking schemes need a hammer and Conner could be the guy to provide it. The Giants haven’t figured out how to use Conner yet, but if know anything about the U of Kentucky product he’s here for his physical style.
“Oh yeah, absolutely,” said Conner. “That’s the way that I like to play the game. I don’t play it any other way.”
As for how and when he will begin to his new assignments, Conner was still dealing with the newness.
“They haven’t really told me about my role yet. Right now I’m just trying to learn the playbook and just do what I can for the team, help out on special teams, just do what I can right now….It’s my first day, things are kind of clogged right now but I figure after a couple days I’ll be good from studying and meeting with coaches afterwards”
And one of those things is to assist with the running game.
“That’s my job, to come in and open up some holes and help this run game out…I’m definitely going to give it my best game to help this run game out. That’s what they brought me in for so I’m going to do that to the best of my ability.”