Eli Apple's last couple months with the New York Giants haven't gone well. After spending a month as a healthy scratch, the Giants fined Apple last week for tweeting during a game, including a retweeting a video of Dallas Cowboys running back Rod Smith icing his employer.
Safety Landon Collins said he reached out afterwards in attempt to mentor his defensive backfield teammate, a charge which Apple strangely denied happened.
Later that week, NJ.com dropped a report citing family strife—Apple no longer talks to his stepfather, whose last name he adopted as a way of honoring the impact on his life—at the center of the fall from grace.
Tuesday, Collins didn't hold back in an interview with ESPN Radio in which he advised the Giants front office on keeping the secondary in tact, with one clear omission.
“There’s one corner that has to establish [himself] and needs to grow, and we all know who that is. That would be the only person I would change out of our secondary group. The other two guys — DRC [Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie] and Jack Rabbit [Janoris Jenkins] — I love those two guys. They play hard. They love what they do. But, that first pick, he’s a cancer.”
Looks like a change of scenery could be in order for the 10th overall pick of the 2016 draft.