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NY Giants offseason

April 12, 2012

It’s only April and the draft has yet to arrive but as of now I am liking the moves that the organization has done. Ever since Jerry Reese became our GM back in 2007, he has had the magic touch when it came to drafting and signing players. Now I know the Superbowl team from the 07-08 season was primarily Ernie Acorsi’s guys but Reese was still involved in the processes as well. Winning 2 superbowls in 5 years is just fine with me. In Jerry Reese I trust!

His recent signings as of now ( 4/12/12) bought us Antwaun Molden, cornerback who played with the Patriots last year. Decent corner. Nothing special or exciting expected of him from he will give us depth/nice rotation. The plus to me is that hopefully this leads to Antrel Rolle moving back to saftey instead of playing the slot wideout.

The signing of Sean Locklear is an eghhh move to me.. Not good but not bad. He’s going to give a little depth to a thin Oline and being that Kareem Mckenzie wasnt brought back he does provide a need at right tackle. The downside for me is that if you talk to Redskins fans, they aren’t a fan of his. I think BUM was the word mostly used. Has a big body with NFL experience, whether it be a back up or wins a job. Works for me…

The biggest upside deal was trading a 5th round pick for Keith Rivers. Rivers was a stud coming out of USC in 2008. Was the 9th pick of the Bengals. Played well as a rookie but after he broke his jaw on the hit from Hines Ward he was never the same. He became expendable once the Bengals resigned Manny Lawson. My hope is that a new change of scenery and new team ( winning team mind you ) will give him that second wind and have him play up to his potential. Again we only gave up a 5th round pick so even if he’s a bust and can’t stay healthy, not much was giving up to get him… Not to mention he fills a much-needed LB need… Overall I think it was a good move!

Of course i cant forget about the signing of Bennett from the Cowboys. TE was wearing thin with Beckum recovering from his torn ACL and worse news with Ballard having microfracture surgery. Its going to be a longer journey back for Jake now. He played very well for us last year and had a few big time catches when we needed him.. Giving Bennett a “prove it ” deal was perfect. One year 2.5 Million. Short and cheap, so if he plays well bring him back and if he’s a bust then it cost you 2.5 of cap. Worser things have happened. He’s has the ability to be a top TE in the NFL. Good blocker being Dallas’ backup behind Witten so blocking was his role. Been a few years in the league so he knows what to expect out there and if when he’s not being lazy, the guy can flat-out play football. Lets hope  being with the defending champs gives him that motivation to prove himself. I still think we need to draft a TE as well. I really like the kid out of Standford Fleener! Amazing pro day with all the tools a TE needs to be great.

Only 2 weeks away from the draft, lets see what Jerry Reese and the Giants have up their sleeves.


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