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Giants Running Out of Options at Running Back

Scratch another running back off the list.

 

Willis McGahee, one of the objects of Jerry Reese’s desire, was traded today to the Baltimore Ravens for two third-round draft picks and a seventh-rounder. That was way above what the Giants were willing to pay, since Reese said he would refuse to part with any draft picks in the first three rounds.

 

That stance will likely also take him out of the bidding for Tatum Bell, who is being shopped by the Detroit Lions. The price for him is believed to include a second-round pick.

 

Meanwhile, Dominic Rhodes, who has already visited the Bills, was in Tennessee yesterday and is now on his way to Oakland. The more teams he visits, the higher his price is likely to go, and the less likely it becomes that he’ll sign with the Giants.

 

Their remaining options, if they don’t sign Rhodes, are not very attractive. They have reportedly expressed an interest in T.J. Duckett, but haven’t shown much interest at all in Chris Brown. Others still out there are Kevan Barlow, Correll Buckhalter, Anthony Thomas … not an exciting group at all.

 

I'm really starting to over-boil now. I was cool at the start of this FA period, but this is getting insane. Is reese out playing fucking golf? Does he not care? I DONT FUCKING GET IT!

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I'm really starting to over-boil now. I was cool at the start of this FA period, but this is getting insane. Is reese out playing fucking golf? Does he not care? I DONT FUCKING GET IT!

I am really surprised we have not done one thing besides losing 3 players to free agency. People are saying that this year depends on the draft. You know what, it does not take fresh out of college kids to play like pros. It always takes a little time and patience. Well there is a few exceptions but nothing at 20 for us. Especially at an impact position. I do think we will draft a RB in the first or second. I also thought we would sign a starting linebacker. I am disappointed so far.

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Our options at RB are simple

 

BJ starts

We draft a new young healthy prospect in round 2

 

i dont see what the fuss is all about

 

End.

 

I too have been pretty level headed about this until I heard Rhodes was signed. The fuss is this team has holes all over the place and they can't all be filled in the draft. The whole point of cutting the hurt veterans was to send a message that if you can't stay on the field, you can't play on this team. Well we have a strong saftey sitting out there that hardly ever misses games, is a great tackler and is young. Granted he has a little trouble with coverage, but overall he is a solid safety. Yet I get the feeling he won't be here next year the way things have gone so far. I would have felt a lot better if we had signed Rhodes and Wilson going into the draft. Then we would be able to focus on LB and O-Line in the early rounds of the draft. A CB would be nice to grab also. Maybe we can get a gem RB in the later rounds, but it is not something I would like to count on.

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Gibril Wilson? He was tendered, just hasn't signed yet. It really doesn't make much sense for him to do so, since there is a chance that someone might make him an offer, and the Giant's would have to match. So I doubt he's in any hurry.

 

As for the cuts, why panic? Other than Pettitgout, who did we lose that was consistently on the field?

 

As far as LB is concerned, I'd deal with a 1st round pick and Wilkinson as starters, and another UDFA as backup, if that's what it takes. So long as they can stay on the field and let the defense build some momentum, something that was impossible with Emmons and Arrington. Do you realize that Pierce was the only linebacker that has started a full season in two years? (rhetorical question, of course you do.) And he did that only once. You simply can't function like that. And as far as I'm concerned, the linebackers were an even bigger flaw than DBs last year, at least as far as personnel goes.

 

We lost Morton. You know, if Chad Morton was spelling Brandon Jacobs next year, I think i would be more panicked than I am right now. Last year he was pretty mediocre as a return specialist, and was injured. Again, I'd rather have a younger guy take up the roster spot, even if it's Sims.

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I understand Gibril was tendered and he's not in a hurry to sign. All I am saying is that I will feel a little more comfortable once he is signed. He is a steady starter and I don't want him leaving if another team feels he is worth more than we are willing to spend.

 

Are you comfortable with Derrick Ward spelling Jacobs? I thought Rhodes would have been a perfect fit here and I don't think the contract he signed with Oakland was outragous.

 

I do agree however that LB is our most important need, and was hoping we had our RB and SS positions nailed down so we can concentrate on LB in round 1, O-Line in round 2-3 and CB in round 2-3.

 

I don't care at all about Morton, and I am actually glad he is gone.

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I understand Gibril was tendered and he's not in a hurry to sign. All I am saying is that I will feel a little more comfortable once he is signed. He is a steady starter and I don't want him leaving if another team feels he is worth more than we are willing to spend.

 

Are you comfortable with Derrick Ward spelling Jacobs? I thought Rhodes would have been a perfect fit here and I don't think the contract he signed with Oakland was outragous.

 

I do agree however that LB is our most important need, and was hoping we had our RB and SS positions nailed down so we can concentrate on LB in round 1, O-Line in round 2-3 and CB in round 2-3.

 

I don't care at all about Morton, and I am actually glad he is gone.

I'll be happy when he's signed as well, so we agree there. I'm just not stressing it. And with the rep our backfield has, I doubt someone's going to give up a 2nd-rounder for him. And, worst case scenario, we have Butler, who has some potential, and a 2nd round pick for a 5th round player.

 

Derrick Ward? I haven't seen enough of him to really judge. His injuries don't make me all too confident. But freeagency isn't nearly over, and we still have the draft. Anthony Thomas wouldn't be too bad, either, as a part-timer. His best days are behind him, but when he got on the field for a couple of games last year, he did all right.

 

Plus, I have a feeling we're not in the great cap shape we think we are in. I read Eli's cap hit this year is around 12 million, and I don't know how much that eats into our alleged cap space.

 

I'm not even going to pretend I know what is going through the collective minds of the Giant's FO. I hope they resign Ruegamer and find at least a backup tackle. But for all we know, they're working a 2-year plan.

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I saw a chart of NFL teams and their projected cap space last week (I will look for a link) but it said that we have 15 million in cap space. Not great but not terrible either, if it's correct.

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If there is one positive that can be taken out of not signing a running back it could be that as Brandon Jacobs put it we won't have to pay someone 20 million dollars to sit on the bench. It shows a lot of faith In Jacobs and this could actually be a good thing. We'll probably draft someone in the late first or early second day to compliment him while not taking up too much cap room.

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