McAdoo is expected to run a West Coast offense with zone-read principles. It means fewer deep passes and a more controlled, methodical approach but it also means letting your key receivers make plays after the quarterback goes through his reads quickly. That should pop open the door for
It's something to watch this offseason as pretty much every Giants player will wind up being a sleeper in drafts this summer.
With Victor Cruz sidelined most of the final three games, Jernigan took over in the slot and shined, catching 19 passes for 237 yards and scoring three touchdowns. Jernigan should return in a prominent role in 2014, as Hakeem Nicks is expected to leave via free agency.
Jernigan finishes the season with three touchdowns in his final two games. And he had a total of 227 receiving yards over his last three. His yardage alone in this Week 17 victory -- 147 total yards -- was more than five times his career total heading into this season.
Jernigan finishes the season with 386 yards and a touchdown.
Over the past three games, Washington has allowed two total touchdowns to opposing wideouts, and they've been relatively stingy in terms of giving up yards (with the exception of Week 16, when both Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams went over 70 yards -- driven mainly by a late, long pass to Williams).
The problem with the Giants is there's no indication who will step up as the No. 1 wideout. Jernigan has been very good the last two games, with 13 receptions on 20 targets for 137 yards and two touchdowns. And Nicks has been on the other end of the performance spectrum, with five receptions on 12 targets for 57 total yards. But Nicks could be playing his last game with the Giants, and is on the cusp of the first zero-touchdown season in his career. There could be some extra motivation to get him in the end zone and finish on a high note.
Jernigan is on a roll lately, and Nicks has motivation. But neither has been overwhelmingly great. With the defense not being especially good or bad, matchup-wise, it would be best to consider both of these wideouts as WR3s for Week 17.
Jernigan came down with catches for 18 and then 12 yards in the opening drive, which led to a field goal. He later caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning late in the second quarter for his first career touchdown. He finished the game with a career-high six catches for 80 yards and a touchdown in a 23-20 victory. He was targeted 12 times.
The Giants end the season at home against the Redskins.
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