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Rueben Randle: "I did the best I could" with New York Giants

Wide receiver seems to believe he didn't get enough opportunities with Giants.

Rueben Randle
Rueben Randle
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Rueben Randle took a bit of a shot at the New York Giants on Friday during his introductory press conference as a new member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

"I feel like I did the best I could with the opportunities that were given to me," Randle said when asked why his time with the Giants did not turn out as well as he had hoped.

Let's quickly beg to differ with Randle and offer the view that he had plenty of opportunities with the Giants. He was targeted 127 times in 2014 when he caught 71 passes. He was targeted 90 times last season, which was still second-most on the team to Odell Beckham's 130 targets. He started every 2015 game. I'm not sure what more of an opportunity Randle seems to think he could have been given.

Randle said he had opportunities to sign a multi-year contract elsewhere, but chose Philly's one-year offer.

"I felt like it was a better opportunity for me here to showcase my talents on a one-year deal to go out there and prove myself," Randle said. "It's a new start for everyone, new coaching staff, new start for me as well."

Perhaps if Randle had played like a guy with something to prove during his time in New York more passes would have come his way. Whether he truly had other opportunities I don't know, but I do think the one-year deal is a good one for him and the Eagles. It will actually require Randle to go out and earn his money if he wants a long-term deal a year from now.

I'm just not buying the notion that the Giants didn't give him enough chances. Take advantage of the ones you get, and you get more.