View Full Version : Rotoworld says we go RB in F***

03-10-2012, 08:47 PM
Per Rotoworld:

Ahmad Bradshaw - RB - Giants
The Giants are expected to target a replacement for Brandon Jacobs, following his release from the team.
Bradshaw's durability issues remain a concern, and D.J. Ware and Da'Rel Scott haven't done enough to prove capable of being full-time backups. Potential low-cost free agent options for the Giants include Ryan Grant, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and Peyton Hillis.

03-10-2012, 08:55 PM
Not so sure that BGE will be cheap enough for us. I can't see us spending more than 2 million (cap hit) on a RB for the 2012 season. But I think BGE is very underrated and is great in ball security, which for Coughlin is huge. All BGE does is follow gap assignments and his blocking, good blocker and adequate reciever.

03-10-2012, 08:58 PM
I'll say it again if we can get cheap enough I would go after Mike Tolbert.

03-10-2012, 09:02 PM
Agreed - BGE is nothing flashy but NEVER fumbles - follows his blockers and runs hard - again depends on price tag.

Hillis - Is probably more expensive an option - when healthy and not jawing is a hard runner and an excellent option as a receiving back as well - but again he will probably want more.

Tolbert - runs hard - another option out of the backfield as well and has a good nose for the end zone.

03-10-2012, 09:07 PM
i like hillis and tolbert. i feel like hillis is the better runner, and both can catch the ball well out of the backfield. im not sure if either is a very good pass blocker. BJ thrived in that area so hell be tough to replace in that regard

03-10-2012, 09:12 PM
When I first heard that "The Law Firm" has never fumbled, even in college, my head almost exploded.

03-10-2012, 10:46 PM
When I first heard that "The Law Firm" has never fumbled, even in college, my head almost exploded.

I heard he has never fumbles a ball ever dating back from high school. I could be wrong though

03-10-2012, 10:47 PM
When I first heard that "The Law Firm" has never fumbled, even in college, my head almost exploded.

I heard he has never fumbles a ball ever dating back from high school. I could be wrong thoughNo you're right. Announcers say it every game he touches the ball lol.

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03-10-2012, 10:57 PM
What on earth is with this board's word filter? Can't even say haha

03-10-2012, 11:36 PM
Give me Davin Meggett in the 5th.....His daddy was a personal favorite of mine before the whole rape thing

03-10-2012, 11:46 PM
Peyton Hillis!

03-11-2012, 12:04 AM
Dude has never fumbled the ball? Sign this man!

It's funny the things the Giants look for, like good ball security, a good punter, good blocking TE's, good fullbacks lol.

Really just goes to show what actually wins championships.

03-11-2012, 07:15 AM
Ugh...I don't want any of those guys. Ryan Grant?!! BGE is nothing special other than he holds onto to the ball and isn't worth the FA contract he's likely to get from any team IMO. Don't get me wrong...he's not bad but FA almost always overpays and he was an UDFA himself...And Hillis would cost too much as well.

There are many good backs in the draft the Giants can grab to offer excellent value in contrast to over spending through free agency. Bringing in any of the guys mentioned and Tolbert as well shouldn't have to be a priority IMO...The O-line makes a good run game...The Giants can easily draft one and still have reliable backs with AB and Ware who know the system and save cap space.

03-11-2012, 10:15 AM
I wouldn't mind snatching The Law Firm from the Pats. Two straight seasons with double digit td's and has NEVER fumbled, what's not to love? That's perfect. We showed this year we don't need a 1000 yard back, but someone who can get it done and secure the ball. He'd be a perfect fit for this offense however I doubt he leaves NE and the starting job behind him as well because AB is still our number 1 guy

03-11-2012, 10:38 AM
I dont want someone elses worn out RB. Draft me fresh legs

03-11-2012, 10:41 AM
Let's not forget how the GIANTS build their rosters, long term. It's via the draft, not FA. Here's a Newsday article on that issue:

GIANTS USE CAUTION IN FREE AGENCY (http://mobile.newsday.com/inf/infomo;JSESSIONID=216075B2A6737EC3B3A0.3221?site=n ewsday&view=sports_item&feed:a=newsday_5min&feed:c =sports&feed:i=1.3594038&nopaging=1)

"This free-agency period for the Giants likely will be defined not by whom the
team brings in but whom it brings back. And whom it doesn't.

Barely a
month after the Giants won Super Bowl XLVI, the dismantling of the champion
already has begun. They cut running back Brandon Jacobs and have told free-agent
tackle Kareem McKenzie that they will not try to re-sign him. It's also clear
that they will not be offering Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham the kind of
salary he can attract as a possible No. 1 receiver on another team.

of the players they thought would be keys to the 2011 defense before they tore
their ACLs in the preseason -- cornerback Terrell Thomas and linebacker Jonathan
Goff -- still are dangling over the market, which opens Tuesday

"The longer you're in the NFL , you realize each year you're
not going to be able to keep every single person," Eli Manning said this past
week at the debut of a DVD chronicling the championship season and, for more
than a few, some players' final season with the Giants.

"Even guys that
want to stay, it's just the way it works in this business. We have a close-knit
group of guys and guys do want to be here and want to stay, but things happen.
You lose some guys, but you're going to gain some guys as well."

It has
not been the Giants' motif to make big splashes in free agency. Last year, while
the Eagles were assembling the best fantasy football team in the NFC East during
an abbreviated free-agency period, the Giants made one player their priority:
backup offensive lineman Kevin Boothe . They also brought in center David Baas
and held fast to their budget while watching supposedly key performers such as
Steve Smith , Barry Cofield and Kevin Boss walk away for more money on other
teams. None of them even made the playoffs.

The one year the Giants did
make a splash in free agency was 2009, when they added Michael Boley , Chris
Canty and Rocky Bernard in a defensive spending spree. Those signings were on
the verge of being busts until the most recent playoff run.

manager Jerry Reese admitted the team did not make any "sexy" moves, but they
wound up with the ring. The Big Blue -print is expected to be similar this
offseason, even as the division is roiling with excitement over the Redskins'
decision to trade up in the draft to grab Heisman Trophy -winning quarterback
Robert Griffin III in April.

That would give the NFC East three of the
most electric quarterbacks in the league . . . plus Eli Manning . Of course,
only one team from the division has won a Super Bowl in the last 16

The team does have some needs to address. Two of their three
tight ends won't be available until at least the middle of the 2012 season (
Travis Beckum and Jake Ballard each tore an ACL in the Super Bowl). They have to
find a complement to Ahmad Bradshaw in the backfield -- or a replacement, if his
foot injuries continue to mount. Losing Manningham will leave a hole in the
receiving corps. And with all those mobile quarterbacks now in the division,
some more pass-rushers are always on the Giants' menu.

Reese has pointed
to the young players already on the roster as possible solutions, and they have
hardly seen what their first four draft picks from last spring can do. They'll
add some veterans, bring in some reinforcements, pad out the roster and say
goodbye to some players who helped them win a fourth Lombardi

"With free agency over the years, I've kind of learned if you get
caught up in it and wondering and debating and asking about it, it's not going
to solve anything," Manning said. "You can just kind of sit and ride it out and
see what happens."

That seems to be the Giants' way."

It's great to speculate when high profile players hit the street but traditionally, it's just not what we do.