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RoanokeFan
03-22-2012, 07:40 PM
GIANTS' GM JERRY REESE HAS A HISTORY OF BELIEVING IN HIS DRAFT PICKS (http://www.giants101.com/2012/03/22/new-york-giants-general-manager-jerry-reese-has-a-history-of-believing-in-his-picks/)

"<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jerry Reese" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/" rel="tag nofollow">Jerry
Reese</a> delivered two world championships to the <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a> in his first five years as general manager through a series of bold
personnel moves that demonstrate a confidence in his players and himself.

While many wouldnít characterize Reeseís sit and wait free agency approach as
bold, itís hard to say that it didnít take some mettle to sit quietly while
other teams in the division, notably the Philadelphia Eagles, were picking up
top-rated free agents left and right. So before fans start getting nervous over
seeing the Eagles trade for linebacker DeMeco Ryans , the Dallas Cowboys getting
Brandon Carr or the Washington Redskins signing Pierre Garcon, letís take a
detailed look at how Reese builds success.</p>


While he had a major role with draft decisions since 2002 as the Giantsí
Director of Pro Personnel, Reese didnít take over the reins from Ernie Accorsi
until 2007. During that offseason, Reese gave fans a preview of the future. He
kept talent that he had already brought to the team, re-signing Derrick Ward,
Gibril Wilson, Chase Blackburn and Reggie Torbor; all players that would have
important roles on a Super Bowl-winning team.</p>


He signed three free agents to small contracts: LB Kawika Mitchell, QB
Anthony Wright and CD Michael Stone. Also, donít forget, Reese stirred up a lot
of controversy by cutting Luke Petitgout when there was no clear left tackle
replacement (at the time) on the roster. Reese had the foresight and faith in
David Diehlís prowess at multiple positions.</p>


2008: Did the Giantsí architect make any big splashes in the offseason fresh
off a Super Bowl win? Not unless you consider LB Danny Clark, SS Sammy Knight
and DE Renaldo Wynn as prize possessions on the market. Donít forget David Carr
and Shane Olivea. Derrick Ward, Dave Tollefson, Jeff Feagles, and Lawrence Tynes
were all re-signed. This doesnít sound like the makings of a team that would
earn the number one seed in the NFC.</p>


Reese departed from his usual strategy in 2009, signing Michael Boley, Chris
Canty and Rocky Bernard to big contracts. In 2010, the Giants shelled out big
bucks for Antrel Rolle as well. Besides these four, who all contributed heavily
to another championship masterpiece, Reese made (at the time) under-the-radar
moves like signing Deon Grant (2010) and Steve Weatherford (2011), re-signing
Kevin Boothe (2010) and signing Tony Ugoh (2011) off the street and Chase
Blackburn off his couch (2011).</p>


Players that left the Giants for bigger (some monster) contracts over the
five years: Visanthe Shiancoe (2007), Kawika Mitchell (2008), Gibril Wilson
(2008), Derrick Ward (2009), James Butler (2009), Fred Robbins (2010), Steve
Smith (2011), Kevin Boss (2011) and Barry Cofield (2011).</p>


So far in 2012, we can add Mario Manningham and Aaron Ross to the list of
players that Reese either couldnít, or decided not to, re-sign. However, for
nearly every player that left a looming hole on the roster, Reese was able to
pluck young talent to fill, and improve, the vacant position.</p>


Kevin Boss for Shiancoe/Shockey. Jake Ballard for Boss. Ahmad Bradshaw for
Ward. Victor Cruz for Smith, etc. Reese has been able to take an anti-Redskins
approach by building through the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Draft, using free agency to tweak a position here and
there and instead focus on building talent from within. While this is not news
to anyone, it is interesting to look back at the key decisions that the Giantsí
GM has made over the last five years that has shaped two championship teams.</p>


Now in his sixth offseason as the Giants GM, Reese has done more of the same.
Sitting back, letting other teams grab the headlines in March as the Giants wait
to add the missing pieces in April. Keep this in mind the next time you get
antsy while the Giants appear ďstagnantĒ compared to the rest of the division.
When you draft like <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jerry Reese" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/" rel="tag nofollow">Jerry
Reese</a>, you donít need to spend like Dan Snyder."</p>

Breezely
03-22-2012, 09:31 PM
Good read. Reese's biggest asset may be his patience. No panic

RoanokeFan
03-22-2012, 09:51 PM
Good read. Reese's biggest asset may be his patience. No panic


It's a virtue!

miked1958
03-22-2012, 10:13 PM
Good read. Reese's biggest asset may be his patience. No panicI
Believe. All in.

Drez
03-22-2012, 10:47 PM
The last line of that article is going to be my new sig.


When you draft like <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jerry Reese" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/" rel="tag nofollow">Jerry
Reese</a>, you donít need to spend like Dan Snyder
Truth.

MattMeyerBud
03-23-2012, 08:53 AM
goddamn it! Mine too!

great article

swimeasy
03-23-2012, 09:12 AM
The last line of that article is going to be my new sig.


When you draft like <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jerry Reese" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/" rel="tag nofollow">Jerry
Reese</a>, you donít need to spend like Dan Snyder
Truth.


+1 It really does say it all Drez.

gian_18778
03-23-2012, 12:48 PM
The last line of that article is going to be my new sig.


When you draft like <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jerry Reese" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/" rel="tag nofollow">Jerry
Reese</a>, you donít need to spend like Dan Snyder
Truth.


The quote is Gold. Should be placed in every war room for the upcoming NFL draft.

LBB
03-23-2012, 01:07 PM
The last line of that article is going to be my new sig.


When you draft like <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jerry Reese" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/" rel="tag nofollow">Jerry
Reese</a>, you donít need to spend like Dan Snyder
Truth.


The quote is Gold. Should be placed in every war room for the upcoming NFL draft.

No. Then everyone will have it figured out!

All due respect to Reese and I am 100% a huge fan of his, but I believe Belicheck deserves the credit for showing this to be the only viable way to stay at a high level consistently in today's NFL.

Reese deserves credit for recognizing it and being competent in the application.

TrueBlue@NYC
03-23-2012, 01:36 PM
The last line of that article is going to be my new sig.


When you draft like Jerry Reese (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/), you donít need to spend like Dan Snyder
Truth.
The quote is Gold. Should be placed in every war room for the upcoming NFL draft. No. Then everyone will have it figured out! All due respect to Reese and I am 100% a huge fan of his, but I believe Belicheck deserves the credit for showing this to be the only viable way to stay at a high level consistently in today's NFL. Reese deserves credit for recognizing it and being competent in the application.</P>


I don't know if I could possibly disagree with you more about Bilichick, his drafts have been mostly terrible for the past five years and his championship teamsmostly relied on veterans that were signed or traded for. </P>


There's maybe a handful of recent Pats draftees that seem to be good players. </P>

JPP
03-23-2012, 01:47 PM
The last line of that article is going to be my new sig.


When you draft like <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jerry Reese" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/" rel="tag nofollow">Jerry
Reese</a>, you donít need to spend like Dan Snyder
Truth.


The quote is Gold. Should be placed in every war room for the upcoming NFL draft.

No. Then everyone will have it figured out!

All due respect to Reese and I am 100% a huge fan of his, but I believe Belicheck deserves the credit for showing this to be the only viable way to stay at a high level consistently in today's NFL.

Reese deserves credit for recognizing it and being competent in the application.

Plus didn't Parcells bring in some of his more reliable veteran players like Bruschi, etc. that he won the Superbowls with? Not to say he wasn't proficient but they have struggled with their drafts over the past number of seasons, I guess you can't always be right though.

nygsb42champs
03-23-2012, 01:52 PM
He has done a super job in filling holes.

G-Man67
03-23-2012, 02:23 PM
Kevin Boothe is the prime example from last year ... we were able to replace Smith with Cruz and Cofield with Joseph and Boss with Ballard</P>


but how would we have faired without Kevin Boothe? ... with basically no margin for error, i don't feel we win the Super Bowl without him</P>

NYGRealityCheck
03-23-2012, 06:08 PM
Reese basically couldn't resign/match the offers of Mario Manningham (2-year $7+ mil contract with the 49ers) and Aaron Ross (3-year $9.75 million with the Jags) considering the Giants' Cap situation.

This was more of a situation where the hands are dealt already and Reese is playing very well with what he has. We know he's good at filling in holes.

Harooni
03-23-2012, 06:10 PM
He has done a super job in filling holes.
ha

Drez
03-23-2012, 10:48 PM
The last line of that article is going to be my new sig.


When you draft like Jerry Reese (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/), you donít need to spend like Dan Snyder
Truth.
The quote is Gold. Should be placed in every war room for the upcoming NFL draft. No. Then everyone will have it figured out! All due respect to Reese and I am 100% a huge fan of his, but I believe Belicheck deserves the credit for showing this to be the only viable way to stay at a high level consistently in today's NFL. Reese deserves credit for recognizing it and being competent in the application.</p>


I don't know if I could possibly disagree with you more about Bilichick, his drafts have been mostly terrible for the past five years and his championship teamsmostly relied on veterans that were signed or traded for. </p>


There's maybe a handful of recent Pats draftees that seem to be good players. </p>

Agreed, BB's drafts haven't been great since Pioli left.

LBB
03-24-2012, 10:46 AM
The last line of that article is going to be my new sig.


When you draft like Jerry Reese (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/), you donít need to spend like Dan Snyder
Truth.
The quote is Gold. Should be placed in every war room for the upcoming NFL draft. No. Then everyone will have it figured out! All due respect to Reese and I am 100% a huge fan of his, but I believe Belicheck deserves the credit for showing this to be the only viable way to stay at a high level consistently in today's NFL. Reese deserves credit for recognizing it and being competent in the application.</p>


I don't know if I could possibly disagree with you more about Bilichick, his drafts have been mostly terrible for the past five years and his championship teams*mostly relied on veterans that were signed or traded for. </p>


There's maybe a handful of recent Pats draftees that seem to be good players. </p>

Agreed, BB's drafts haven't been great since Pioli left.


I just looked at the starting offense for the 2004 team and 7 out of 11 starters were drafted by the Patriots. In Super Bowl 46 on the offensive side, 7 out of 11 starters were patriots draftees including Light, Mankins, Vollmer, Gronkowski, Branch, Green Ellis (actually an undrafted free agent) and of course Brady!

Soooo??? Yeah.

shems28
03-24-2012, 11:56 AM
<font size="6">The Giants should draft Lemichael James. He is so fast and would be great catching passes out of the backfield and returning kickoffs. Take him in the second round. He would be like Sproles of New Orleans. Linebackers could not deal with him.
</font>

gmen0820
03-24-2012, 12:57 PM
<font size="6">The Giants should draft Lemichael James.* He is so fast and would be great catching passes out of the backfield and returning kickoffs.* Take him in the second round.* He would be like Sproles of New Orleans.* Linebackers could not deal with him.
</font>shhhh