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Showtime: For Accorsi, Draft time’s the best

 

By: Ken Palmer

 

Date: Apr 10, 2006

 

Like a child on Christmas morning, this is Ernie Accorsi’s favorite time of year. The season? No fun at all. You see, he can’t control anything. Draft weekend, however, is when Accorsi makes his money, when he proves his worth.

 

“You never have to waver or worry during the draft, the pressure’s on us,” said Accorsi of he and his scouting staff. “It’s definitely my favorite time of year. I hate the games. The fun part is the draft – that’s the best part.”

 

So, having to wait countless hours until your turn to choose at number 25 this year comes up is fun?

 

“Yeah, I’m glad we’re not a part of that flurry at the top,” Accorsi explained. “There are always tough decisions to be made no matter where you pick.”

 

The reason for Accorsi’s calm demeanor regarding the Giants future number one pick is because he knows without a shadow of a doubt that he and his scouts will be prepared for whatever unfolds before they choose.

 

“I have never passed or been part of a pass in 35 years,” Accorsi said proudly.

 

That’s because the key, according to the Giants’ general manager, is to always have enough players that you’re enamored with, regardless of your draft slot. Picking 25th? Easy. Just make sure you have 25 players you like and you’re guaranteed to get one of them.

 

In the later rounds, Accorsi said you have to start whittling your options down when you get within 10-12 spots of your selection.

 

“It’s just as intriguing down there,” he said. “We spend so much time on all this stuff that the sixth round is intriguing to us.”

 

The main prerequisite of draft success is to keep the emotions in check, something that is easier said than done.

 

“You have to guard against emotion,” Accorsi said. “That can play such a huge part. You can get demoralized by someone being taken right before you if your allow yourself to.”

 

Because of his preparedness, Accorsi is famous for his quick trigger finger, which he’s fortunate was a little slow two years back. You see, had the Giants selected immediately when on the clock at number four, it wouldn’t have given the Chargers the “seven or eight minutes” it took to allow Accorsi to make the trade for Eli Manning.

 

“I almost always pick right away,” Accorsi said. “You’re usually so excited about the player you’re about to get. But I’m glad I waited then. It gave them a chance to call me.”

 

As a result of the Manning deal, Accorsi was sans a first-round pick last year. Now he’s back picking at number 25, the exact spot from which he landed DT William Joseph out of Miami three years ago.

 

While the Giants were in desperate need of DL help at the time and nine D-linemen had already been snatched, Accorsi vows the Giants took the best player on their 2003 Draft board.

 

“We didn’t force him, we had him rated very highly,” Accorsi said. “We made the right pick.”

 

While Accorsi wouldn’t confirm for public consumption, TGI knows that the other player the Giants strongly considered at that spot – Clemson DT Nick Eason – has been nothing short of a major disappointment thus far in his career. Eason, now with the Browns, only spent one full year with Denver, the club that drafted him, and has yet to make his first NFL start.

 

Recollections of Joseph lead us to the fact that the Giants are in dire need of linebacking help this time around. Not surprisingly, Accorsi wouldn’t even admit that.

 

“We have several positions we could go with there,” he said. “We’re going to take the best player.”

 

What was surprising was that Accorsi even admitted that this year’s crop of linebackers is a deep one.

 

“We are obviously very thin at linebacker and this draft is very deep there,” Accorsi stated.

 

After the offseason free agent signing frenzy to restock the defensive backfield, Accorsi said he “feels pretty good about the team.”

 

“I think we shored up the secondary,” he said. “With (Will) Peterson’s injury still a question mark and now there’s no pressure on a guy like Curtis Deloatch (who was thrust into emergency duty last year). He can just develop and learn.”

 

So whom will the Giants end up with at 25? C’mon, Ernie, not even a little hint?

 

“We feel we’re going to get a very good player there,” Accorsi said. “You can’t predict what’s going to happen.”

 

Well, actually you can, but Accorsi plans to leave that to us.

 

Ernie’s favorite draft memory – a true Yogi-ism

 

Early in the 70s, while still working public relations for the Baltimore Colts, Accorsi made his first draft choice – a good two-and-a-half decades before he started choosing players for the Giants.

 

That year the Colts set a record for having the most draft choices and Colts draft guru Joe Thomas was literally running out of names to choose from. When the Colts final pick came up, Thomas turned to Accorsi and told him to make the choice.

 

“I was just the PR director at the time,” Accorsi laughed. “I just picked a name off the bottom of the floor.”

 

Being the PR maven that he was, Accorsi selected a receiver from Massachusetts – Tim Berra. Yup, you guessed it, Yogi’s son.

 

“Would you believe he made the team as a kick returner,” Accorsi beamed. “He only lasted a year, but he made it. What did you want? He was a UMass receiver with Yogi’s speed.”

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favorite time of the year ?? draft days best ??

 

Ernie Accorsi is as good on draft day as Ray Charles is pairing up his socks...

 

this baffoon sucks...its no coincidence that since the induction of TC's input in draft day afairs, we are "improving" in that area...

 

give me a break...

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favorite time of the year ?? draft days best ??

 

Ernie Accorsi is as good on draft day as Ray Charles is pairing up his socks...

 

this baffoon sucks...its no coincidence that since the induction of TC's input in draft day afairs, we are "improving" in that area...

 

give me a break...

Have you looked at his mid to late round picks the last few years or so? He has picked some really good guys.

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Showtime: For Accorsi, Draft time’s the best

 

By: Ken Palmer

 

Date: Apr 10, 2006

 

Like a child on Christmas morning, this is Ernie Accorsi’s favorite time of year. The season? No fun at all. You see, he can’t control anything. Draft weekend, however, is when Accorsi makes his money, when he proves his worth.

 

“You never have to waver or worry during the draft, the pressure’s on us,” said Accorsi of he and his scouting staff. “It’s definitely my favorite time of year. I hate the games. The fun part is the draft – that’s the best part.”

 

So, having to wait countless hours until your turn to choose at number 25 this year comes up is fun?

 

“Yeah, I’m glad we’re not a part of that flurry at the top,” Accorsi explained. “There are always tough decisions to be made no matter where you pick.”

 

The reason for Accorsi’s calm demeanor regarding the Giants future number one pick is because he knows without a shadow of a doubt that he and his scouts will be prepared for whatever unfolds before they choose.

 

“I have never passed or been part of a pass in 35 years,” Accorsi said proudly.

 

That’s because the key, according to the Giants’ general manager, is to always have enough players that you’re enamored with, regardless of your draft slot. Picking 25th? Easy. Just make sure you have 25 players you like and you’re guaranteed to get one of them.

 

In the later rounds, Accorsi said you have to start whittling your options down when you get within 10-12 spots of your selection.

 

“It’s just as intriguing down there,” he said. “We spend so much time on all this stuff that the sixth round is intriguing to us.”

 

The main prerequisite of draft success is to keep the emotions in check, something that is easier said than done.

 

“You have to guard against emotion,” Accorsi said. “That can play such a huge part. You can get demoralized by someone being taken right before you if your allow yourself to.”

 

Because of his preparedness, Accorsi is famous for his quick trigger finger, which he’s fortunate was a little slow two years back. You see, had the Giants selected immediately when on the clock at number four, it wouldn’t have given the Chargers the “seven or eight minutes” it took to allow Accorsi to make the trade for Eli Manning.

 

“I almost always pick right away,” Accorsi said. “You’re usually so excited about the player you’re about to get. But I’m glad I waited then. It gave them a chance to call me.”

 

As a result of the Manning deal, Accorsi was sans a first-round pick last year. Now he’s back picking at number 25, the exact spot from which he landed DT William Joseph out of Miami three years ago.

 

While the Giants were in desperate need of DL help at the time and nine D-linemen had already been snatched, Accorsi vows the Giants took the best player on their 2003 Draft board.

 

“We didn’t force him, we had him rated very highly,” Accorsi said. “We made the right pick.”

 

While Accorsi wouldn’t confirm for public consumption, TGI knows that the other player the Giants strongly considered at that spot – Clemson DT Nick Eason – has been nothing short of a major disappointment thus far in his career. Eason, now with the Browns, only spent one full year with Denver, the club that drafted him, and has yet to make his first NFL start.

 

Recollections of Joseph lead us to the fact that the Giants are in dire need of linebacking help this time around. Not surprisingly, Accorsi wouldn’t even admit that.

 

“We have several positions we could go with there,” he said. “We’re going to take the best player.”

 

What was surprising was that Accorsi even admitted that this year’s crop of linebackers is a deep one.

 

“We are obviously very thin at linebacker and this draft is very deep there,” Accorsi stated.

 

After the offseason free agent signing frenzy to restock the defensive backfield, Accorsi said he “feels pretty good about the team.”

 

“I think we shored up the secondary,” he said. “With (Will) Peterson’s injury still a question mark and now there’s no pressure on a guy like Curtis Deloatch (who was thrust into emergency duty last year). He can just develop and learn.”

 

So whom will the Giants end up with at 25? C’mon, Ernie, not even a little hint?

 

“We feel we’re going to get a very good player there,” Accorsi said. “You can’t predict what’s going to happen.”

 

Well, actually you can, but Accorsi plans to leave that to us.

 

Ernie’s favorite draft memory – a true Yogi-ism

 

Early in the 70s, while still working public relations for the Baltimore Colts, Accorsi made his first draft choice – a good two-and-a-half decades before he started choosing players for the Giants.

 

That year the Colts set a record for having the most draft choices and Colts draft guru Joe Thomas was literally running out of names to choose from. When the Colts final pick came up, Thomas turned to Accorsi and told him to make the choice.

 

“I was just the PR director at the time,” Accorsi laughed. “I just picked a name off the bottom of the floor.”

 

Being the PR maven that he was, Accorsi selected a receiver from Massachusetts – Tim Berra. Yup, you guessed it, Yogi’s son.

 

“Would you believe he made the team as a kick returner,” Accorsi beamed. “He only lasted a year, but he made it. What did you want? He was a UMass receiver with Yogi’s speed.”

 

 

 

 

Does he have to bring that name up again ?? Oh the pain.

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it wouldnt be a draft day article about Ernie without mention to his love affair chasing Bart Jones...what a creep

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Tom Coughlin, i think has a better eye for talent than EA. We are going to benefit this year with this deep draft, and TC's ability to choose the right player.

 

But sometimes, it's jjust luck, so we'll see.

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favorite time of the year ?? draft days best ??

 

Ernie Accorsi is as good on draft day as Ray Charles is pairing up his socks...

 

this baffoon sucks...its no coincidence that since the induction of TC's input in draft day afairs, we are "improving" in that area...

 

give me a break...

 

 

I'm sorry but I will have to ask you to apologize to Ray Charle's family for that comparison. We all know Ray Charles would not have taken Ron Dayne, And Willie JO-HO-HO in the first round, or given away draft choices for the 3rd best QB in the draft when he could have had the 1st or 2nd for free.

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favorite time of the year ?? draft days best ??

 

Ernie Accorsi is as good on draft day as Ray Charles is pairing up his socks...

 

this baffoon sucks...its no coincidence that since the induction of TC's input in draft day afairs, we are "improving" in that area

give me a break...

 

That's all you had to say to make a good point.

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Once again, hindsight is 20/20

 

There is no way on God's green Earth the Giants should've taken anyone but William Joseph with the 25th pick in the draft. Hamilton was done, we had a gaping hole at Defensive Tackle. Joseph was a concensus top 15 pick that season who fell to us. It was one of those rare times a highly rated player in a need position just happens to fall in your lap. If you want to call Joseph a disappointment so far in his career feel free, although even that is debateable, but there's no way anybody can say the Giants were foolish to have taken him in that slot.

 

All you guys yearning for a Defensive Tackle this season ... if Haloti Ngata fell all the way to the Giants at 25 this year what would you say? It's a pretty similar comparison as similar to Ngata, must draftboards had Joseph getting picked between 11 and 15.

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favorite time of the year ?? draft days best ??

 

Ernie Accorsi is as good on draft day as Ray Charles is pairing up his socks...

 

this baffoon sucks...its no coincidence that since the induction of TC's input in draft day afairs, we are "improving" in that area...

 

give me a break...

So by this statement TC also had something to do with us drafting Manning?? The very same player who you say was the 3'rd best QB in that draft, so Coughlin also shoulders "blame" in your eyes for this??

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Please, please, please, let Ernie pick better this time around at number 25. Last time he had the 25th pick, he selected a disgusting specimen who has brought nothing but shame to the defensive tradition. Ernie, stay away from Miami products.......

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favorite time of the year ?? draft days best ??

 

Ernie Accorsi is as good on draft day as Ray Charles is pairing up his socks...

 

this baffoon sucks...its no coincidence that since the induction of TC's input in draft day afairs, we are "improving" in that area...

 

give me a break...

Was EA the GM when Liar Lockfart was a "star" WR at some unnamed prestigious college? Since he and no other GM picked him to be in the NFL, is that why you hate him so much?. Don't forget, Liar Lockfart only passed the Wonder Lick test that you administered to him.
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Please, please, please, let Ernie pick better this time around at number 25. Last time he had the 25th pick, he selected a disgusting specimen who has brought nothing but shame to the defensive tradition. Ernie, stay away from Miami products.......

 

 

perhaps for this years draft, you will be able to shoulder up against Jeremy Shockey at your hotel pool in Las Vegas...you can pay close attention to draft day events, while Jeremy does keg stands, and jello shooters off of transvestite dancers belly-buttons...

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perhaps for this years draft, you will be able to shoulder up against Jeremy Shockey at your hotel pool in Las Vegas...you can pay close attention to draft day events, while Jeremy does keg stands, and jello shooters off of transvestite dancers belly-buttons...

 

 

Shockey willl offer to tell "real NFL stories" to anyone that will keep buying him drinks, ultimately ends up being escorted from the premises for getting too drunk and unruly.......

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perhaps for this years draft, you will be able to shoulder up against Jeremy Shockey at your hotel pool in Las Vegas...you can pay close attention to draft day events, while Jeremy does keg stands, and jello shooters off of transvestite dancers belly-buttons...

You hooked Shockey up with your transvestite dancer buddies, Floyd? And here I thought all this time you weren't the type of guy that would share his toys. :doh:

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You hooked Shockey up with your transvestite dancer buddies, Floyd? And here I thought all this time you weren't the type of guy that would share his toys. :doh:

 

 

i figured that part would catch your attention...again, you bring nothing to the table when it comes to football talk

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i figured that part would catch your attention...again, you bring nothing to the table when it comes to football talk

You bring nothing to the table in your lame ass pathetic life. I win, loser. Oh wait, maybe if I posted that Shockey sucks, Plax sucks, Eli sucks, EA sucks on a daily basis like you assholes do, that would count as bringing something to the table. You are a sorry, bitter, lame-ass bitch, Floyd. But you already know that. Sorry to interrupt your drooling over replacement TEs that the Giants won't draft. maybe a hummer from lockfag will help you to feel better.

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You bring nothing to the table in your lame ass pathetic life. I win, loser. Oh wait, maybe if I posted that Shockey sucks, Plax sucks, Eli sucks, EA sucks on a daily basis like you assholes do, that would count as bringing something to the table. You are a sorry, bitter, lame-ass bitch, Floyd. But you already know that. Sorry to interrupt your drooling over replacement TEs that the Giants won't draft. maybe a hummer from lockfag will help you to feel better.

 

 

you are a know-nothing...you have 0 atheltic ability...you are a pretender

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you are a know-nothing...you have 0 atheltic ability...you are a pretender

I know more than you can ever hope to know, asshole. Plus, I don't hang with pathetic losers like the FAG 4 so I can feel better about myself. You pretend to be relevant, when in fact you are a MB loser surrounded by other, like-thinking losers. The glass is always half empty, you are always bitter and hateful, and nothing is ever good enough for you. That makes you a woman. Game, set and match asshole.

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I know more than you can ever hope to know, asshole. Plus, I don't hang with pathetic losers like the FAG 4 so I can feel better about myself. You pretend to be relevant, when in fact you are a MB loser surrounded by other, like-thinking losers. The glass is always half empty, you are always bitter and hateful, and nothing is ever good enough for you. That makes you a woman. Game, set and match asshole.

 

 

How'd you like the Fab Fours pick of Leonard Pope in the Sportswrath Draft ??

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How'd you like the Fab Fours pick of Leonard Pope in the Sportswrath Draft ??

My lack of a response speaks volumes as to what I think. A mock draft is sorta like a Christmas wish list. You really want the item badly, but odds are it's not gonna happen. Dream on, dye. I hope your golf game is better than your mock draft game. BTW, have a good Easter and hit them long and straight. I'll be playing tomorrow in NJ and Saturday in VA.

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I know more than you can ever hope to know, asshole. Plus, I don't hang with pathetic losers like the FAG 4 so I can feel better about myself. You pretend to be relevant, when in fact you are a MB loser surrounded by other, like-thinking losers. The glass is always half empty, you are always bitter and hateful, and nothing is ever good enough for you. That makes you a woman. Game, set and match asshole.

 

 

you are a wanna-be...in need of acceptance...you are a middle aged man obsessed with the male repproductive parts...you should be registered within your state

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you are a wanna-be...in need of acceptance...you are a middle aged man obsessed with the male repproductive parts...you should be registered within your state

Whatever you say, bitch boy. It's ironic that a loser member of the FAG 4 talks about the need for acceptance. That's the only criteria for membership to the FAG 4. You're the one that's obsessed with men. Care to talk about your stalking of me at Giants Stadium last season? I thought not, Mary.

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Whatever you say, bitch boy. It's ironic that a loser member of the FAG 4 talks about the need for acceptance. That's the only criteria for membership to the FAG 4. You're the one that's obsessed with men. Care to talk about your stalking of me at Giants Stadium last season? I thought not, Mary.

 

 

Nosebleed and I spared you the humility when we saw you at Giants Stadium last year...at that point we both felt pity...

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