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Kenny Phillips had a very good rookie season, totaling 67 tackles and an interception. This season, he is the unquestioned starter at free safety, opposite Michael Johnson.
I expect him to continue to develop into a prototypical hard-hitting, ball-hawking safety. He is a great tackler who has a nose for the ball.
The Giants' defensive backfield should be one of the strengths of the team. Corey Webster, Terrell Thomas, Aaron Ross and Kevin Dockery form an excellent quartet of cornerbacks, and Michael Johnson is a more than solid safety.
But most importantly, the Giants' defensive line, which may be the best in the game, will force constant pressure on the quarterback. This should give all of the DBs, not only Phillips, ample opportunities for interceptions.
All of the Giants' defensive backs could have big seasons, and I think Phillips will be at the forefront of this success.