Jerry Reese: Thank you and goodbye

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Hello Big Blue View. I hope you all are doing well. Most of you know me, although if you're new you may not know me as well as I have been busy recently and haven't had a ton of time for posting.

I am currently writing this post only because I have not yet seen one by any other author on Big Blue View. Before I get started, I would like to say one thing. This post will not turn into a comment war. This is not the place for debating or name calling. Even for those most ardent detractors of the former GM, this is not the thread to come and rejoice his firing and call him childish names.

Instead, the purpose of this thread is to say thank you and send off a man that has spent the past twenty three years as a member of our New York Giants.

Jerry Reese began working as a scout for the New York Giants the same year I was born, which was 1994. So he has been with the team for as long as I have been alive. That is a long tenure of service and one which should be recognized and respected by the fan base. From 2002 to 2007 he was the Director of Pro Personnel before becoming General Manager.

Reese took the GM role only a couple of years after I had really started to love football. I didn't understand the complexities of the business at the time, but I did love watching the 2007 Giants win the Super Bowl. It cemented an already solid fandom and was one of the happiest moments of my life.

So thank you Mr. Reese. Thank you for your service to this organization which I love so much. Thank you for being a part of two Super Bowl runs, both of which brought me great joy. Your hard work and dedication did so much for this franchise and it should be recognized and respected by every person who calls themselves a fan of the New York Giants.

No man is perfect at his job. Reese wasn't perfect at his. But he did so much for this franchise and spent over two decades tirelessly working to improve the team that we love so much. So how about we put aside personal feelings for a moment and pay some respect to a man who has spent year after year bleeding just as much blue for this organization as any fan ever could.

Goodbye Mr. Reese. Good luck in your future endeavors. And once again, thank you for everything that you have done in your time with our New York Football Giants.

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