Isaiah Simmons is a member of the New York Giants. So, let’s check some of the reaction around the Inter-Google and see what others are saying.
Peter Schrager reminds us that Simmons is not Lawrence Taylor.
I’m rooting for Isaiah Simmons. Slightly amused at the way Twitter and many people who cover the game seem to think he’s Lawrence Taylor today. Quite the reaction online. We will see. If anyone can have fun with him and get most out of his skill set, it’s Wink.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) August 24, 2023
What does Simmons bring to the Giants? Speed.
The Giants have traded a seventh-round pick for Isaiah Simmons (per @RapSheet), continuing their offseason emphasis on speed.— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) August 24, 2023
Simmons has reached 20+ mph on 9 plays from scrimmage since being drafted in 2020, 4 more than any other linebacker.#NYGiants https://t.co/85fbbF4hGy pic.twitter.com/x3n3j6Wcuu
Chris Simms approves.
Wow, Giants. Isaiah Simmons might be a perfect fit.— Chris Simms (@CSimmsQB) August 24, 2023
They need more off ball LBs.
His athleticism is elite. Taking on blockers is a weakness. But with NYG big DTs they can stop O-linemen from getting to the 2nd level.
Just let him go get the ball.
We agree with Schultz Report that this is a low-risk, high-reward move.
There’s a ton of excitement internally for the #Giants after landing the versatile Isaiah Simmons, via trade.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) August 24, 2023
Feeling is he’s a super talented athlete who will thrive under DC Wink Martindale's tutelage. Xavier McKinney is a rising star he can learn from, too.
Low risk,… pic.twitter.com/8sSvOGZISE
Pat McAfee says Simmons is “the perfect human being for the Wink defense.”
On WFAN, Shaun Morash said:
“This is the kind of move that summarizes everything that Joe Schoen is as a general manager. Always looking outside the box. Always trying to be proactive ...
“I firmly believe that Wink Martindale, specifically, is the perfect defensive coordinator to figure out how to use Isaiah Simmons, who’s kind of all over the place position-wise and the Cardinals really tried to force feed him as a second safety for far too long ... He finally had a better year last year. But I think this is a home run move by Joe Schoen. First of all, even if he fails you only gave up a seventh-rounder on an expiring contract. But if he thrives, again, Wink Martindale knows how to use guys like this.”