Good morning, New York Giants fans!
Smart analysis is Pat Traina’s specialty, and she provides some here. Her conclusion regarding Dave Gettleman’s plan for the Giants:
The biggest risk with the road Gettleman appears to be traveling down is that he hasn’t left himself much, if any, room for error.
He is, to use his past words, “walking on a tight rope in a tutu” and should his plan fail and he fall off that tight rope, well, it ain’t gonna be pretty.
Steve Serby isn’t a fan of Gettleman’s plan.
Trust me, says the man who believes he received fair value for trading away Odell Beckham Jr.
Trust me, says the man who believes yet again in 38-year-old Eli Manning and has not, and naturally will not, reveal his franchise quarterback quarterback plan.
Wish I could.
Giants fans wish they could, too.
Do the Giants love Haskins or don’t they? Sports Illustrated tries to decipher the clues.
There aren’t a ton of quality cornerbacks in this draft. Temple, though, might have one.
Here are a couple of notes from Albert Breer’s ‘Monday Morning Quarterback’ column worth passing along.
1. Teams are still in the dark on the availability of Cardinals QB Josh Rosen. But I’m told that’s not stopping them from getting their ducks in a row, with guys who’ve worked with Rosen over the last few years fielding phone calls and having discussions with intrigued teams gathering background. If you want to see the real-life application of the perception that Kyler Murray is Arizona-bound, there you have it.
2. If you want the numbers on why Jabrill Peppers vs. Landon Collins worked for the Giants, consider this: They have Peppers for about $3.3 million for the next two years, and hold a 2021 option on him that will likely come in around $7 million. That adds up less than the $11.15 million it would’ve cost them to tag Collins for 2019 alone. It’s also worth mentioning that Peppers played in the “Viper” position in Michigan’s defense as a collegian, a kind of safety/linebacker hybrid that’s not unlike the role the Giants saw Collins in.
We say all the time that free agency, while exciting, is not the way to build a team. You have to draft, develop and keep your own core players. Here is evidence that supports that belief.
The really interesting thing about Flowers going to Washington is that the Redskins might use him at guard.
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