Good morning, New York Giants fans!
Sports agent Brett Tessler announced Monday that offensive lineman Mike Remmers is officially a Giant.
Mike Remmers just signed his contract with the Giants and can't wait to get to work with his new teammates and coaches!— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) May 13, 2019
Ross Tucker is absolutely correct in this subscription only piece. Here is part of what he writes:
Ultimately the fact that the Giants took Jones with the 6th pick instead of gambling they could get him at 17 is immaterial. If he’s good, nobody will care where they took him.
If he’s bad, the people involved like GM Dave Gettleman and Giants head coach Pat Shurmur will be fired as a result.
Here’s hoping it’s the former rather than the latter, if for no other reason than to quiet the overwhelming roar of the critics.
Akinmoladun is a defensive lineman. Whatever. For me, more importantly he now has the best name on the roster.
Reality is, there is no quarterback battle with the Giants.
Another subscription only piece, I only mention it because ex-NFL GM Michael Lombardi does something here that he has made a habit — he takes a shot at the Giants. Here, he says the Giants still operate in the “old school model of “coaches coach and scouts scout.” He calls that “obsolete.”
First, I’m not sure at all that Lombardi is accurate here in his perception of the Giants. Second, it is simply tiresome how he seemingly always finds a way to criticize the Giants organization no matter what his topic is.
This is a piece that discusses wide receiver Darius Slayton could bring to the Giants’ offense:
The Giants’ decision-making this offseason has been strange, to say the least: After trading away Odell Beckham Jr., the team signed Golden Tate in free agency, adding a playmaker who thrives underneath while neglecting the team’s massive need for more deep-receiving weapons. Beckham was one of the league’s most dangerous field-stretching threats, but neither Tate nor Sterling Shepard, who also got a big new contract, thrives deep down the field. That’s where rookie fifth-rounder Darius Slayton could quickly carve out his niche: The 6-foot-1, 190-pound former Auburn star boasts elite speed (he ran 4.39 in the 40-yard dash at the combine), averaged 20.3 yards per catch, and caught eight passes of 50-plus yards in his three-year college career.
A Julian Love mention here:
Love provides James Bettcher with some added options — he’s a player who could develop at safety or one that comes in and starts right away at the nickle position alongside Janoris Jenkins and the aforementioned [DeAndre] Baker.
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