October 15, 2020 | 2:34pm
The Giants might be winless this season, but we are undefeated on the “Blue Rush” podcast. Lawrence Tynes has been bringing on a cavalcade of stars from his two Super Bowl championship Giants teams to help us ease the pain of the Giants’ constant losing. This week, the guest is a cornerback who turned up his game in the clutch, Corey Webster. This could also be the week the Giants win their first game. They are favored for the first time this season as they go up against a very bad Washington Football Team.
Tynes and Paul Schwartz open the podcast getting into exactly that. Is this a must-win game for Big Blue? If there ever was a time to get in the win column, it’s this Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Daniel Jones is 1-14 since he won his first two games at QB. He badly needs to get a win. The guys get into what coaches said about Jones this week, including how hard he takes losing. The fellas could not go without talking about Le’Veon Bell. Tynes believes that the Giants should go after him, while Schwartz thinks the complete opposite. The guys then talk about Andrew Thomas vs. Chase Young this Sunday and Washington winning (but losing the game) the Chase Young Bowl at the end of last season. Thomas has a lot of room to get better, while Young is already making a big impact. Speaking of high draft picks, Dwayne Haskins has been so bad that Ron Rivera essentially gave up on him, demoting him to third-string QB. The Giants seem to have got it right with Jones over Haskins. Finally, it’s prediction time and Tynes, Schwartz and I all are taking the Giants to win their first game of the season.
In this week’s edition of “Tynes Time,” he talks about wearing ear plugs every game and why they helped him and other players stay locked in. It also helped when Tom Coughlin would yell at them for something and they could use the excuse that they could not hear him.
Webster, a national champion at LSU and a two-time Super Bowl winner with the Giants, then joins Paul, Tynesie and I for a fantastic interview. Webster opens up about some of the mentoring he has been doing through his foundation. No. 23 then gets into some football, including his clutch interception in frigid Green Bay in the 2008 NFC Championship Game that would set up Tynes for the game-winning field goal. Webster only started a handful of games that 2007 season, but talks about really taking his game to a Pro Bowl level in the playoffs against Jeff Garcia, Terrell Owens, Brett Favre and the Tom Brady-Randy Moss duo. He dives into that final hail mary attempt by Brady to Moss in Super Bowl 42 and wanting to intercept it. Webster also discusses his Giants draft class, the elite pass rushers making guys better in the secondary, pride in being a lifetime Giant and always being on Coughlin time. They also get into the “sweet towel” and how it came about and Schwartz needing one. Webster’s most intriguing answer came when we asked about the 2020 Giants, players in the NFL today and egos and social media playing a big part in guys not being the ultimate team players. “Everybody is not in love with the game. They’re in love with what comes with the game.”
Catch up on all episodes of “Blue Rush,” a New York Giants podcast, by subscribing to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Lawrence Tynes and Paul Schwartz on Twitter @lt4kicks and @NYPost_Schwartz. The next episode of the show drops Monday.