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  • Roger Lewis sets 2018 goals after increased role last year

    http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs...8-e7837d87f81c

    Excerpt: "Playing behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz, along with second-round pick Sterling Shepard, undrafted wide receiver Roger Lewis didn’t get many balls thrown his way during his 2016 rookie season.

    That all changed in 2017.

    In the Giants Week 5 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers, Beckham, Shepard, Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris all went down with ankle/foot injuries. Shepard would return in Week 9 against the Los Angeles Rams, but Beckham, Marshall and Harris were all placed on injured reserve.

    When the Giants offense lined up against the Denver Broncos in Week 6, it was Lewis, the undrafted receiver out of Bowling Green State University, split wide as Eli Manning’s No. 1 target.

    “In the locker room, we’re all like brother,” Lewis said. “Everybody can make plays whenever and it’s a next-man-up mentality. So when everything happened, it’s just next man up.”

    The Giants went on to beat the Broncos, 23-10, for their first win of the season. Lewis finished with just one catch for 15 yards, but his production would soon increase.

    Lewis finished his second NFL season with 36 receptions on 72 targets for 416 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The most memorable play of his sophomore year came in Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Tied 9-9 with 2:12 left in overtime, the Giants faced fourth-and-five at the Chiefs’ 36-yard line. The Giants went for it, and Lewis hauled in a 34-yard pass from Manning, sliding to the ground with Chiefs defensive back Phillip Gaines pulling him from behind. It was the key play that set up Aldrick Rosas’ game-winning 23-yard field goal.

    “When we got in the huddle, 10 was like, ‘We’re going to hit a slant,’” Lewis said. “We hit a slant, and 10 was like, ‘You ready?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, you believe in me.’”

    After reeling in just 50 percent of his targets in 2017, Lewis says his main focus this offseason is consistency.

    “I’d say more with the technique,” Lewis said. “It’s not the year that everyone wished for, but all I want to do is win. So more with the technique, more fundamental. For next year come back bigger, stronger and faster and being able to be great.”

    If his catch against the Chiefs is a sign of things to come, expect even more big plays in 2018.

    “Coming off my second year, the most improvement I want to make is being able to make the big plays and come back ready,” Lewis said. “Next year is going to be special.”" Read more...
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

  • #2
    I like Lewis for a number 3 or 4 option...

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    • #3
      Well hopefully he is maturing as a football player. . Everyone wants to impress the new HC.
      Plus, we have Hunter Sharp and the Syracuse guy . Giants sign him late in season .
      Still have T. King,.

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      • #4
        Overcame his Drops this season, I like Roger Lewis Jr also good Special Teams Player

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        • #5
          I like Roger and will be rooting for him, but his first goal this year should be to make the 53 man roster.
          LT (132.5) -> Strahan (141.5) -> Osi (65) -> Tuck (60.5) -> JPP (50) -> ???
          "Next man up"

          "I am a nasty football player, I get after people. That is something that I am very proud of. I am out there and I am physical every play, making sure that the guy across from me wants to quit." - Adam Bisnowaty

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          • #6
            He gets separation, but his concentration when the DB is playing good defense, is an issue. He's used to burning guys in College, but NFL DB's don't give up much ground.
            Long Live the King

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sicko View Post
              Overcame his Drops this season, I like Roger Lewis Jr also good Special Teams Player
              Did he? I saw him drop some catcheable balls, but I have not checked any stats

              **Edit: He had two drops. Evan Engram led the team with 5. Marquise Lee, led the league with 7
              Last edited by Gee718; 02-08-2018, 07:22 PM.
              Long Live the King

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              • #8
                He'll be on the roster. along with King.
                "Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad." Darrell Royal

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                • #9
                  Thought he was going to contribute more on offense. There were games he disappeared. Flashes here and there but I had thought he would have been much more consistent. But he'll probably be our 4th WR.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by That Guy Rich View Post
                    Thought he was going to contribute more on offense. There were games he disappeared. Flashes here and there but I had thought he would have been much more consistent. But he'll probably be our 4th WR.
                    Yeah, can't expect much more from a guy who was supposed to be our #4 or #5 WR the whole season who was all the sudden thrust into being a #1 target lol. Don't mind having Lewis as a #3 or #4 next season though, he can contribute in that role.

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                    • #11
                      Hope he does well.
                      I made countless predictions based on analyzing the roster and have a high success rate in making the right predictions for years. I gave Eli tips on how to improve his play in 07. I sent him advice on how to improve his performance in a letter I sent to him before the Giants play the Pats in the last regular season of the 07 Season. He did what I wanted him to do leading the Giants to Superbowl victory.

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                      • #12
                        As has been stated, he is a very good special teams guy.

                        if he works more on his drops, i don't mind him as a 4th option and sub guy. Could do a lot worse than Lewis in that spot imo.

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