Good morning, New York Giants' fans! We pretty much begin this morning where we left off Friday afternoon -- talking about the Philadelphia Eagles' decision to part ways with DeSean Jackson.
Opinion is pretty split about Jackson here at Big Blue View, and it stirred up some heated debate. It is also split, as you might expect, among Eagles' fans over at Bleeding Green Nation Nation. Witness these two posts:
DeSean Jackson Released: The BGN Staff Reacts - Bleeding Green Nation
Poll: Was Releasing DeSean Jackson the Right Move for the Eagles? - Bleeding Green Nation
Now, let's move on to some non-Jackson news.
Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans was on WFAN Friday and responded "Yes, I do" when asked if he felt he was the best wide receiver in the 2014 NFL Draft class:
"I think I’m a big, physical receiver, who is a big-play threat as well as a possession receiver. I guess I’d say I got good hands and am the best blocker at the receiver position. And I will do anything it takes to win," Evans said.
SI.com lists the Giants' secondary among the most improved units in the league thanks to free agency:
It’s not that the Giants secondary was bad in 2013 — Trumaine McBride allowed a 57.4 opposing quarterback rating, and Prince Amukamara had his high points. But in terms of depth and breadth, it’s hard not to like what the G-Men did to improve their pass defense overall. They signed former Chiefs safety Quintin Demps, and added ex-Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and cornerback Walter Thurmond, formerly of the Seahawks. Though Demps will likely make more of an impact as a return man, DRC will take his estimable coverage abilities and become an outstanding bookend for Amukamara. They re-signed McBride, and adding Thurmond in slot packages will help a great deal.
Giants' guard Chris Snee talked recently with Giants.com about his career and his expectations for 2014, which is expected to be his final season:
"I feel like I can still play and play at a high level. I went up and I had meetings and got opinions from guys that I respect and they all felt that I could play and they wanted me here. So I'm here."
Another opinion he sought was that of Tom Coughlin, who has not only been his lone NFL head coach, but is his father-in-law.
"I had a meeting with him, too," Snee said. "I wanted to update him and Jerry as to what my thinking was and also to get their opinions. Two guys that I respect, great football minds and talent evaluators. I asked him the same questions I asked Jerry. I wanted to know if they thought I could play. The answer was unanimous. I was wanted here."