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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Giants sign Valentino Blake and Mark Herzlich
« on: March 20, 2017, 05:38:05 PM »
Really don't know anything about Blake, but I'm glad Herzy is still a Giant. While he hasn't put up any sort of numbers, he is a better than average ST player and accepts his role well. Glad to have him here for another year.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: NGT--Cows lose two DB's
« on: March 17, 2017, 04:57:02 PM »
Last year, many people thought the Pukes were going to draft that DB (I forgot his name--but he was the best DB in the draft), but went for Elliot instead. While Elliot had a great year, RB's are still easier to get than a good DB. Let's see how they maneuver their way around this one.

Are they in cap hell to be losing these guys?
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: JPP - Giants Agree to Terms
« on: March 17, 2017, 04:46:13 PM »
So does this mean Hankins is gone??

I know I wanted JPP here and all the fans that have his jersey can breath a sigh of relief, but if we lose Hankins because of it, well, that doesn't make me very happy.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Giants re-sign John Jerry
« on: March 13, 2017, 06:00:13 PM »
Maybe it's my new advancing age, (birthday today), but I really can't believe so many are happy now that Jerry has signed. Yes, it is better than having to look for a replacement and Jerry was sort of solif, but we want to IMPROVE the OL, not be satisfied with status quo, which it seems many people are ready to do.

I don't care how Macadoo wants to spin it, our OL stunk last year. I don't care how they graded out, we watched every game and we never saw improvement from game one to game 16. And now people are sorry to see Hewhouse go and glad Jerry is, once again, here for another few years. Not that I dislike Jerry, he does an adequate job, but he can't pull, he can't run block very well and isn't that the goal, to improve our running game.
seems we added a guy who we only HOPE can play at a higher level than Newhouse, and already people are satisfied.

Well, I am not. Until I see a solid LT and then a solid RT, and a center that can move some one off the LOS, I'm not satisfied. Jerry is OK, but we need to do better. I understand it is hard with a limited budget, but to be happy Jerry is a starter once again, how does that make the OL better?

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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Fluker signed with Giants - one year deal
« on: March 11, 2017, 08:29:10 PM »
All I want to know is, "Is he better than Newhouse?" If so we are now a slightly better football team.  :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok:
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Raiders sign Marshall Newhouse
« on: March 11, 2017, 08:26:37 PM »
Len,

Newhouse was paid like the swing tackle that he is, but he was used as a starting RT.  He was actually a pretty good bargain in that regard.  Then again, it's a matter of roles.  If you need a new tire on your car you buy a regular tire.  You don't save money and try to get by on one of those mini-spares.   That is sort of the whole Newhouse issue.  The team bought a mini-spare which worked great as a mini-spare and fans got upset because the Giants tried to use it as a regular tire and it didn't work well in that role.

So isn't that what I am saying also?
 He was a bad player who was forced into a a starting role and played bad at that role. Now you think he could be valuable as a second tier player to just fill a roll? Maybe, but not on my team. When you are bad, you are bad. Let's try and get GOOD players and rid ourselves of these guys we seem to always hold on to--The oft injured and the guys who just seem to hang around way too long. You want to win a championship, if some one on the OL line got hurt, then Newhouse is a starter again, and we don't win that way.
I wish we could ask Eli if he's glad Newhouse is gone, he'd be too polite to give an honest answer.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: Raiders sign Marshall Newhouse
« on: March 11, 2017, 11:45:48 AM »
So, it seems very few are now glad this 'not ready for prime time' player is finally gone. All of a sudden, because our OL is so bad, we think Newhouse was good. Believe me he wasn't. No matter how you want to spin it, he just wasn't that good a football player.

Reese got him for way too much money, when not one other team even called him, he WAS that bad. How quickly people forget.

If we can't replace him and his minimal talent, we ARE in bad shape. AND please do not blame the salary cap for letting him go.

Sorry, but good riddance.    <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P
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Len,

I am not sure how you can compare overpaying for a solid pass rusher (who is also strong against the run), one of the best run stuffers in the league and a shut down cornerback with overpaying for a blocking TE who had a major knee injury.

At the time of those players signings, EVERYONE thought Reese WAY overpaid for them, and I do mean WAY overpaid. But they played great and we won, so no one is talking now.

I am not comparing players, just the fact that it is March, let's wait until December to see if Reese really overpaid.
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This signing fills a very valuable need for us. Maybe it is like getting an extra OL. We don't know if Reese had any inklings that another team might be after him, we just don't know. But given his history, like paying Newhouse all that money when no one even called his agent, well, let's see how the story plays out.

We thought he greatly overpaid for the 3 defensive guys from last year, but when you win and make the playoffs, I didn't hear one person say a word about overpaying for them.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: darkwa back,,,,,,,,,
« on: March 09, 2017, 04:22:35 PM »
And now Jaime can take a deep breath and relax. one of 'his guys' is back.    :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok:
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The Front Porch / Re: Let's talk Walking Dead
« on: March 09, 2017, 10:58:36 AM »
I agree 100%. Discovery was inevitable. Hell, the jerk who runs Hilltop might have drawn a map for the Saviors! But, if they are discovered, Rick is blameless. He didn't bring the Saviors down on Alexandria, it was just fate. Whoever died, from that moment on, died because of the Saviors, not because of Rick's plan.

Plus, given the fire power our group had, the lack of firepower the Saviors had vs numbers of men, and the fact that Alexandria was somewhat fortified, it is possible that Rick and the group would have been offered a significantly better deal by Negan than what they have now so Negan could avoid losing many men in a frontal assault. The Kingdom seems to have the best deal out of the three, even though they are the largest group, so it does seem like some terms can be arranged.

Since all this Negan/Saviors thing started, Rick giving up their weapons was the biggest disaster I could think of. As I said when it happened, Alexandria was well fortified and they had a stockpile of weapons including rocket launchers. Giving all that to an enemy was just ridiculous. For THAT, I do blame Rick.
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GY knew what it took to build a winning football team, dancing elephants, as he called them.
After that he got real lucky with the LT draft pick. If he didn't get that pick, all the other things he did would be moot. We would have had a good football team, but with LT we were great. That pick alone, made GY a hero t o ever y Giants fan, but after that, his ego ruined his team--
Drove Parcels out the door,
Never even considered BB, as he hated him
Had no alternate plan when he was left with a #5 draft pick and had to go with Cedric Jones, and admitted he didn't know he was legally bling in one eye
Drafted Dave Brown in a supplemental draft and insisted he be his starter
Basically ran reeves out of town and brought in his stooge, Jim Fassel who had orders to start Brown.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: RB Orleans Darkwa not tendered by Giants
« on: March 07, 2017, 02:31:38 PM »
I think Jaime is crying his eyes out.

Jaime, my man, do NOT, I repeat, do NOT say you like any of our new draft picks or FA's. That is the Kiss of Death. Is there one player on this team that you really 'liked' that has stuck?    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/robert-osborne-tcm-host-and-film-historian-dies-at-84/ar-AAnU43c?ocid=mailsignout

I know this may not mean a lot to some here, but Robert Osbourne was truly the heart and soul of TCM. He made my movie watching so much more enjoyable. I knew he was sick, but I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

May he RIP.
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Big Blue Huddle / Re: NFT--MLB changes the game AGAIN
« on: March 03, 2017, 12:08:26 PM »
one easy way to speed the game. which they do in triple a. the pitcher has 20 seconds to pitch, so everyone is ready.

Joey

That is a rule in the MLB rule book also. It only applies when there are no men on base, but it is rarely enforced.

It should be.
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