Jon Beason amped for Giants' debut

Linebacker Jon Beason

The New York Giants added veteran linebacker Jon Beason after completing a trade with the Carolina Panthers this week. Find out how the seasoned pro can help solidify Big Blue's porous run defense on Thursday night in Chicago.

The New York Giants have really backed themselves into a coroner. After starting the season off 0-5, the Giants are in a must win situation Thursday night against the Chicago Bears, if they have any hope of turning their season around. Big Blue needs something or someone to spark a turnaround and get the team's morale up and attempt to spark a great mid-season run. One player that can do that for the Giants is newly acquired middle linebacker Jon Beason.

The Giants acquired Beason via a trade last week from the Carolina Panthers for a conditional draft pick. Beason is stoked to be making his Giants debut Thursday night against the Bears

"There's nothing like primetime," admitted Beason. "It's a huge stage, which we didn't get that many prime time games in Carolina."

Beason, who was an two time All-Pro middle linebacker for the Panthers during his seven years there, has dealt with injury issues the past few seasons and has seen his play steadily decline. Despite the injuries, Beason is confident in his health status heading into the Week 5.

I'm feeling pretty good." Beason added. "It's always maintenance. That's just a part of the game. I feel good now, so that's the most important thing."

The big question though besides his health status, is if Beason can be a good fit for the Giants defense. Beason thinks his playing style is suited for New York

"Before my injury, I never left the field," noted Beason. "I'm used to being right out there, making calls, getting lined up and playing in the mike position."

One thing that will be interesting for Beason is how much he can contribute to the Giants defense Thursday night after having less than a week to get acclimated with the playbook.

It's different terminology, but I've played football in this league for a long time, so I feel pretty comfortable about it," noted Beason.

The Giants are hoping that Beason can be a big addition to their defense, and help them solve their issues with stopping the opponents running game. If Beason can be that player he was back in the day for the Panthers, he can help spark the Giants need to get their season back on track and back in the thick of the playoff chase..

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