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Webster still thinks he's a 'great' cornerback

New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster looks on

New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster looks on during training camp. (July 30, 2013) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Hopefully you read Bob Glauber’s column today where Corey Webster talks about wanting the Giants’ defense to be the best in the league.

But Webster was also pouring superlatives on himself. Even after what many (Most? Everyone but him?) saw as a disappointing 2012 season.

“I still think I’m one of the best,” Webster said. “I think I’m a great cornerback. I go out there and compete and work like the best. You’re only as good as your last game. I hope we get off to a good start and hopefully I will make people better around me.”

Webster was nearly a former Giant before agreeing to a paycut of about $3 million to stay with the team for one final season on his current contract.

“I understand it’s a business side of it as well,” Webster said. “From a business standpoint, I would have done the same. Knowing the type of player you are, it shouldn’t affect you at all. It will all make up for itself at the end of the day if you go out there and prove it and do what you’re supposed to be doing.”

That wasn’t happening last year, not only for Webster but the entire secondary. They were doing, well, different things, created by communication lapses, and it created some embarrassing effects. Wide open receivers. Corners like Webster left alone when they thought they’d be getting help.

“I would never point a finger and say who was supposed to be here, who was supposed to be there,” Webster said. “It doesn’t matter, I’m a cornerback… I was always taught to have short-term memory as well. You know, when I go back and have to defend, I know who was supposed to be where, and we’re all honest, me and (Aaron) Ross, me and Terrell (Thomas), sit down and we’re very honest with each other. So it may have looked a little worse than it seemed, but it’s all good.”

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