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  1. That's right. It's coming back to me now. I'm sure this was a key factor. I think it's interrelated to ownership really wanting TC....they wanted a disciplinarian who would reign these guys in, and Fassel just wasn't that type.
  2. Technically he was charged last year, but finally entered a plea on the charges today.
  3. https://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nfl/giants/2021/06/11/new-york-giants-sam-beal-pleads-guilty-gun-related-charges/7657139002/ NY Giants' Sam Beal pleads guilty to gun-related charges from June 2020 arrest
  4. I think it was more they saw TC free'd up from Jacksonville, and liked TC more.
  5. Yeah, the post 2003 giants season is really not the scenario where NFL teams keep their coaches of 5+ years...i.e. trying to start from scratch with a new QB, 12 loss season, plus having to redo the defense as well (the defense was lousy in 2003 as well). Most of the time, NFL coaches don't survive that scenario. You just move on, even if they're an okay coach.
  6. I thought he got the most out of the players he had on offense, which many times consisted of some mediocre to only okay talent. He was dealt a shitty QB crop... Dave Brown, Danny Kanell, Kent Graham, Kerry Collins, but made the most of it, and even helped turn Kerry Collin's career around and make him a solid starting QB in the league. He also took a fledgling Toomer and Barber and helped make them into viable players (they didn't really turn it on until 99 and 00 respectively). He never cured Tiki's fumble problem but he did demonstrate how he could be an every down 1,000 yard plus back. The 49ers playoff game makes me cringe but overall I look to the Fassell years as positive. Certainly much better than the Dan Reeves era.
  7. Only 1 or 2 more wins. (I'm saying 7 and 10 and 8 and 9 respectively in a 17 game season). It's winning season or bust for me. If you're a GM and can't produce a winning team in four years, you're fired.
  8. This season has all the makings of Barkley sitting through week 4, us going 1-3 through week 4, and overall us going like 7-10 or 8-9, but ownership and the GM stupidly calling it a good season because "we played well when we had Saquon."
  9. https://giantswire.usatoday.com/2021/05/27/new-york-giants-saquon-barkley-unlikely-full-training-camp-participant/ Report: Giants' Saquon Barkley won't be a full training camp participant
  10. I'm just another pinko commie Marxist who loves China and hates the US!
  11. It's hard to enjoy a team that's lost 10 plus games four years in a row, and a GM who still can't put together a competent OL four years later. I thoroughly enjoy watching people squirm to defend a GM who's 15-33 in three seasons.
  12. Is this another straw man, where you can't criticize the giants GM, or else you hate the giants?
  13. For some reason we always end up as Madden vs Gettleman doing nothing were the only two options this off-season
  14. He's another no-brainer OL signing that we should make, therefore DG will not sign him.
  15. I didn't realize the timeline was this tight. I thought he'd be good to go by training camp.
  16. https://giantswire.usatoday.com/2021/05/16/new-york-giants-jonathan-tisch-dont-know-saquon-barkley-will-be-ready-week-1/
  17. Overall agree, but I think Ximenes makes it over Anderson or Brown. Way too early to give up on Xman. He had some flashes when he's been healthy, and he's in only year 3 of his rookie contract.
  18. There are many reasons to be concerned about this OL but here are some reasons for hope...
  19. The Giants OL collectively played OKAY down the stretch vs bad teams (eg the NFC East) plus a below average Seattle Defense. But anytime they played half decent or good defenses, they got clowned. Andrew Thomas and Gates were the only two of five who demonstrated consistency and improvement down the stretch. I actually thought Peart and Lemuiex regressed a little versus their flashes mid season, and Will Hernandez is still a bust. DG and co are stuck with Skinny Buffalo syndrome. We're so starved for a good OL, that anytime we see the OL put up a D grade performance (versus their typical average F grade), we salivate as if it's the best thing ever. We're going into this season relying on 3 out of 5 guys to turn it on and figure it out, with no depth / plan B behind them (Solder sucks). It could work but it could also be a disaster and typical giants OL of the last 7 years.
  20. Interestingly the jets drafted 5 dbs with 5 out of 6 of their final draft picks, lol. Loading up. For the giants. I'm fine with the Aaron Robinson pick. You need at least 6-7 good DBs in the NFL these days...the 'rover' safety and slot cb are practically starters and on the field more than half the defensive snaps or more. Also fine with the Williams pick. Again, any 6th-7th round picks are real longshots anyway.
  21. This...plus a developing RT who could be hit or miss. The team could easily be a losing team thanks to a lackluster offense. DG after the draft: The Giants did not address offensive line in the draft. GM Dave Gettleman: “It’s really apparent that we have a little more confidence in our offensive linemen players than you guys do.” In other words, they're delusional.
  22. This season could just as easily go bad as it could good. A 10 loss season is very possible, but to me this roster on paper seems more like an 8-8 team....10-6 if we had a competent OL...I'm shaving off two wins just because the OL is so mediocre.
  23. The % likelihood of a 4th round or later draft pick starting more than 40 games in their career is so miniscule that it's not worth getting upset about any draft pick in rounds 4-7. The vast vast majority of these guys will be backups at best.
  24. I think the players we got should end up fairly good. The problem I have obviously is we didn't address the highly questionable OL.
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