First off I want to start out by saying I'm not one of those sports fans, or football fans, or Giants fan that dwell on the past. I got over the whole Steve Smith situation a month ago but I have to bring this up. Why, because last night I watched the Eagles-Falcons game (rooting like many of you for the Falcons to kick thier butts) and felt as a Giants fan that I was misled. Truth be told I, like many people on BBV speculated that given the recent injury to S.S. the Giants Organization wasn't willing to pay the amount the Eagles were - and that's their decision.
However, quotes saying something to the effect that S.S. was not going to be ready until mid season makes the Giants organization look silly. I saw Steve Smith contribute (granted it wasn't anything spectacular but it wasn't Victor Cruz dropping a pass either) and I'm left thinking ok, either SS has Wolverine DNA or the Giants organization was blowing smoke up you know what. Which from most of everyone's opinion on BBV here (including my own) the NY Giants is a respectable, classy, professional organization - therefore that can't be the case.... So all I'm left with is that the medical staff for the Giants didn't have the knowledge/ability like the Eagles organization to see that SS was healing nicely and would be fit to play at a considerable level as early as Week 2. I honestly can't say that idea makes me feel any better.
So here we go, lets here it from you experts, just remember before you give excuses, no I'm sorry reasons to help me better understand why we don't have SS, the real answer I wanted to know is why couldn't everyone be upfront and just say they weren't willing to pay what he wanted? At the end of the day I feel like the Giants looked silly going with the "
he wont be ready 'till mid season" statement. So far the only quote I can find is TC's "he has ways to go".
Note: For those that may not be familiar with the Marvel Comics Wolverine superhero- one of his attributes is the ability to heal at an accelerated rate - hence the title I chose.