Giants linebacker Jon Beason says he’s excited about his new start in New York.
“It’s amazing,” Beason said via Big Blue View. “It doesn’t happen (often) with mid-season trades. But the one place I said if I wasn’t in Carolina where I wanted to be was with a great organization like the Giants with a winning tradition, leadership, a 4-3 scheme where I can come in right now. I think I can really come out and impact the season.”
Beason says he’ll play Sunday if the Giants want him to.
“I know I’ll come in tomorrow early and meet the coaches and I’ll get my linebacker coach (Jim Herrmann) and we’re going to cram,” Beason said. “If they ask me to, I’ll dress (Sunday) and I’ll give everything I have. … It’s just going to be terminology. I’m a smart player. I learn fast. Being a mike linebacker, a lot is on your plate. I think I actually thrive in that position. I’m going to get with coach as long as it takes and as fast as I can get it as soon as I want to play.”
The only way Beason is going to be able to make an impact is if his surgically repaired knee is able to hold up.
Beason underwent microfracutre surgery last October and if Giants fans remember both Steve Smith and Kenny Phillips underwent the same procedure and Smith is retired while Phillips is a free agent. There’s no guarantee Beason will ever be the player he was early in his career in Carolina.