A few weeks ago neither John Conner or Peyton Hillis were on the New York Giants roster, but boy have they made a huge impact. John Conner has been crushing defenders and plowing lanes for the last couple weeks. He is even catching the ball out the backfield and giving Eli another option as a check down. Last week he had three receptions, which is probably the most in the past 10 years for a fullback in New York.
Conner has been a breathe of fresh air and really been opening up the lanes for the late great Peyton Hillis formerly of the Chiefs, Browns and Bucs. Hillis scored a touchdown last week running right behind the Terminator. This group is going to be feared by defenders because both of them are trucks. They have been getting tons of praise from the coaching staff as well.
Tom Coughlin praised the “physical prowess” of FB John Conner, and the quick study work of Peyton Hills.
If the New York Giants want to win this week against the Philadelphia Eagles they are going to need them both to step up in a big way. I personally feel that both Hillis and Conner will help push the G-Men to their second win. That defense is way too good in New York.