WATCH: Olivier Vernon Postgame Reaction

The former Miami Dolphin matched up against his former squad.

New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon made his preseason debut against the Miami Dolphins and admitted there is a lot the defense needs to improve on before the start of the regular season. 

Olivier Vernon just one among several Giants players who made their preseason debut against their former Dolphinsteammates. The Giants have four other ex-Dolphins including Orleans Darkwa, Logan Thomas, John Jerry and Kelvin Sheppard.


As expected, Vernon put on a show. The 6-foot-2, 275 pound DE was a standout for the Giants and had an explosive presence in yesterdays game. The Giantsfirst team-defense did not give up any points or first downs as Vernon put some ample pressure on Tannehill.


It just feels good with all the guys getting the blood flowing and running around. Making sure all the communication was right. Thats the biggest thing in game one in live action. The biggest thing is to make sure the communication was right and everything was flowing. So Im just looking forward to next week,Vernon said.


Fans were excited to see Vernons potential as a pass-rusher as he played alongside JPP, who is getting back into this natural element. The two should cause havoc this season and according to Vernon, JPP looked like his natural self after a long recovery process.


Honestly, JPP is extremely athletic and a monster, so I wouldnt expect anything less. Right now its keeping it flowing and cant wait to be in Dallas, Vernon said. 


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