While the Giants practiced Wednesday in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Janoris Jenkins took to Twitter and went on a tangent.
After Jenkins referenced how he has not allowed a touchdown since Week 3, allowing three touchdowns to Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Evans in the Giants' 32-31 win over the Buccaneers, the cornerback dropped his statistics for the 2019 season.
When a New York sports fan replied to Jenkins' tweet about numbers, asking how many of his stats helped the Giants (2-11) get into the win column, Jenkins responded with an offensive term.
The development got back to second-year head coach Pat Shurmur, who was notified of Jenkins' Twitter tirade after practice.
"I was just made aware of it as I was going through the injury report," Shurmur said of Jenkins, who missed practice with what the Giants described as an ankle injuiry. "He shouldn't be tweeting during practice."
Jenkins was not seen by reporters in the locker room after practice when media availability came and went, but he issued his apology on Twitter later Wednesday afternoon.
"My apology for the word I used earlier, really didn't mean no 'HARM,'" said Jenkins, despite still not deleting the previous tweet.
Just two weeks ago, Jenkins made headlines for his postgame comments about the Giants' scheme under first-year defensive coordinator James Bettcher.
"You've got to use your weapons. I'm the only one in the league that doesn't travel (with the opponent's top wide receiver). I don't understand why," Jenkins said Dec. 1 after the Giants' 31-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers. "It's common sense. I'm on the left side of the field all game. I get two passes thrown my way. All the top corners in the league travel. Rabbit doesn't travel anymore."
Bettcher dodged a question about Jenkins' comments but generally described their relationship in his opening statement last Friday after practice.
"I'm sure you're going to ask questions about Jack, about Janoris, but let me just say this about Janoris Jenkins -- you noticed it today at practice -- he competes every day," Bettcher said. "Since I've been here and had an opportunity to work with him, he has competed on a daily basis for me and for his teammates. If you were here and watched some of the walkthrough, you'll see him grabbing young players, our young corners, and leading them around and making points to them of what he's looking at, of what he recognizes.
"Him and I have a really good relationship. I have been places where we traveled all the time and I've been here where we've traveled at different times and in the course of different games and different situations. The philosophy on that is if it works for everyone, it's a great thing to do. If it works to where it allows our best guy to be on their best guy, but at the same time, the other guys that are on the field playing to have their feet settled and able to play the downs in whatever those man or zone, or whatever coverages you want to run on them, then it's great. And we weigh those things when we make the decision, what's best for the collective group.
"Again, I love Jack, love working with him, he's been competing his butt off and I look forward to him having a strong finish to the rest of the season."
The Giants have lost nine straight games ahead of Week 15 on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins (3-10).