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RoanokeFan
03-26-2012, 05:24 PM
GIANTS' JERRY REESE DISCUSSES OFF-SEASON ISSUES; EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER MARVIN AUSTIN (http://www.giants101.com/2012/03/26/new-york-giants-jerry-reese-discusses-offseason-issues-expresses-concern-over-marvin-austin/)

"Amidst the craziness around the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) this March, the Super Bowl Champion <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> are continuing to fly below the radar, strategizing about a best plan
to field the best team possible next season. Leading this charge is General
Manager, <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>, who has already lead the team to two Super Bowl
Championships and earned the unwavering respect from Giants fans.

<a target="_blank">Ralph Vacchiano reports via his Twitter handle</a> that
Reese will appear on SiriusXM later today and discuss several issues facing the
Giants this off-season.</p>


When asked about who the Giants would like to start at middle linebacker,
Reese simply stated, “I’m not sure.” However, per Vacchiano:</p>
<blockquote>


Reese then mentioned three "interesting candidates for that job": <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Mark Herzlich" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/mark-herzlich/" rel="tag nofollow">Mark
Herzlich</a>, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Greg Jones" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/greg-jones/" rel="tag nofollow">Greg
Jones</a> and … <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Michael Boley" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/michael-boley/" rel="tag nofollow">Michael
Boley</a>. #NYG</p></blockquote>


Similar to the off-season after Super Bowl 42, the Giants are dealing with
the departure of several key free agents, most notably, cornerback Aaron
Ross and wide receiver, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Mario Manningham" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/mario-manningham/" rel="tag nofollow">Mario
Manningham</a>. However, Reese took the bottom line, reality
perspective, stating:</p>
<blockquote>


"The salary cap rules the world. If you have a lot of good players you just
can’t retain them all."</p></blockquote>


But don't think that the Giants are necessarily finished in the free agency
market. While they have not made too many moves (largely due to a tight budget),
Reese alluded to some potential for some moves leading up to the draft,
explaining:</p>
<blockquote>


"There’s still some things to do in free agency for us, I think. We’ve just
got to kind of slow-play it a little bit and see who’s out there and what’s
available for us and what our needs are as we continue the offseason process,
and kind of look down the road and see what the draft’s going to bring for us,
see what’s available there."</p></blockquote>


Reese also shared some rather disconcerting news about defensive tackle,
<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Marvin Austin" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/marvin-austin/" rel="tag nofollow">Marvin
Austin</a>. While most fans who know about Austin are aware that he has
not seen the field in some time, hearing this kind of feedback from Reese is
both worrying and a call-to-action for the tackle. Reese elaborated:</p>
<blockquote>


<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> on DT <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Marvin Austin" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/marvin-austin/" rel="tag nofollow">Marvin
Austin</a>: "We’re worried about him a little bit. He hasn’t played in such a
long time . … This offseason is going to be big for him to get going again and
get acclimated to playing football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) and playing at this level, which is going to be
shocking to him because he hasn’t played in such a long time. To go out in there
and tussle with those big guys, it’s going to be tougher than you think it is. …
We hope he can get in there and give us a good rotation
inside.”</p></blockquote>


The Giants are still often commended as one of the best run teams when it
comes to "creating and staying with a roster gameplan. There have been difficult
decisions thus far this off-season and there will undoubtedly be more to come,
but fans can rest-assured that they are in the highly capable hands of <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>."</p>

RoanokeFan
03-26-2012, 05:34 PM
It's great we have a regular off-season this year. I trust Marvin will appear at every organized event to get himself into football condition.

b_ELI_eve
03-26-2012, 05:51 PM
I can't imagine Austin contributing much less than Joseph did his first year. He will be soaking in a lot this year and maybe see some field time.

NYGiants2120
03-26-2012, 05:56 PM
It's great we have a regular off-season this year.* I trust Marvin will appear at every organized event to get himself into football condition.
I really hope so because the talent is there, just needs to get himself back into football shape/speed.

giantsfan39
03-26-2012, 06:00 PM
Boley at MLB?

Is Reese interested in Zach Brown?

Brown, Boley, Williams would be superb against the pass, all can blitz and will be above average against the run.

Roxersboxers
03-26-2012, 06:03 PM
Boley at MLB?

Is Reese interested in Zach Brown?

Brown, Boley, Williams would be superb against the pass, all can blitz and will be above average against the run.


Im not a very big fan of zach brown. sure hes got speed but his tackling ability leaves something to be desired.

giantsfan39
03-26-2012, 06:04 PM
Boley at MLB?

Is Reese interested in Zach Brown?

Brown, Boley, Williams would be superb against the pass, all can blitz and will be above average against the run.


Im not a very big fan of zach brown. sure hes got speed but his tackling ability leaves something to be desired.

Yea you are right there. But why would he mention Boley at MLB whose is nowhere near as aggressive against the run an MLB should be? We brought him in to cover TEs not be the run stopper.

TrueBlue@NYC
03-26-2012, 06:22 PM
Boley at MLB?

Is Reese interested in Zach Brown?

Brown, Boley, Williams would be superb against the pass, all can blitz and will be above average against the run.


Im not a very big fan of zach brown. sure hes got speed but his tackling ability leaves something to be desired.

Yea you are right there. But why would he mention Boley at MLB whose is nowhere near as aggressive against the run an MLB should be? We brought him in to cover TEs not be the run stopper.
</P>


Because Boley already makes the defensive adjustments and moving him to MLB would allow J. Will to get on the field in our base defense. Boley already also plays the MLB role in our nickle and dime packages. </P>

Spedracer
03-26-2012, 06:24 PM
Boley at MLB?

Is Reese interested in Zach Brown?

Brown, Boley, Williams would be superb against the pass, all can blitz and will be above average against the run.


Im not a very big fan of zach brown. sure hes got speed but his tackling ability leaves something to be desired.

I agree, he isn't very strong in tackling or instincts. Even lacks physicality typically seen at LB or even SS position. IMO!




Boley at MLB?

Is Reese interested in Zach Brown?

Brown, Boley, Williams would be superb against the pass, all can blitz and will be above average against the run.


Im not a very big fan of zach brown. sure hes got speed but his tackling ability leaves something to be desired.

Yea you are right there. But why would he mention Boley at MLB whose is nowhere near as aggressive against the run an MLB should be? We brought him in to cover TEs not be the run stopper.


I think its JR's way of saying "LB's are not important". Plus Boley is the signal caller regardless of where he is playing, it only makes more sense to put the signal caller in the middle, I suppose.

Also, he might be thinking of moving JWill to SAM, Boley as MIKE(lol) and Herzlich(or Jones) in as WILL.

buddy33
03-26-2012, 06:41 PM
I'm hoping Austin can come in this year and get back into football shape. He does have youth on his side and it's not like he was injured for two years. One year was due to a college suspension but he was staying in shape and did play some pre season last year.

gmen0820
03-26-2012, 07:16 PM
We need some DT depth. We need a good interior to shield our MIKE backer a bit.

Amobi Okoye would be a nice option if he doesn't sign with the Bengals. He is a solid 3T, and is still pretty young.

I've been saying for a while that we will go DT at some point of the draft. Devon Still was a name I used to mention, and he definitely looks like a possibility. Possibly Brockers if his combine dropped him far enough.

giantyankee1976
03-26-2012, 07:36 PM
if Austin appears to be limited, I'd love for them to shore up the interior DLine, then the LBs etc

RoanokeFan
03-26-2012, 07:36 PM
Boley at MLB?

Is Reese interested in Zach Brown?

Brown, Boley, Williams would be superb against the pass, all can blitz and will be above average against the run.


Im not a very big fan of zach brown. sure hes got speed but his tackling ability leaves something to be desired.

I agree, he isn't very strong in tackling or instincts. Even lacks physicality typically seen at LB or even SS position. IMO!




Boley at MLB?

Is Reese interested in Zach Brown?

Brown, Boley, Williams would be superb against the pass, all can blitz and will be above average against the run.


Im not a very big fan of zach brown. sure hes got speed but his tackling ability leaves something to be desired.

Yea you are right there. But why would he mention Boley at MLB whose is nowhere near as aggressive against the run an MLB should be? We brought him in to cover TEs not be the run stopper.


I think its JR's way of saying "LB's are not important". Plus Boley is the signal caller regardless of where he is playing, it only makes more sense to put the signal caller in the middle, I suppose.

Also, he might be thinking of moving JWill to SAM, Boley as MIKE(lol) and Herzlich(or Jones) in as WILL.

Or is it his way of believing in his draft choices. Boley did a good job last season calling the signals and he seems to be a good mentor for younger players.

netplus
03-26-2012, 08:21 PM
I think <FONT color=#980001>Mark Herzlich</FONT> (http://www.giants101.com/tag/mark-herzlich/), is going to surprise this year. The guy was a stud in college and looked great against the run in his one start. He'll need to improve on pass coverage though to be a starter.

drbones
03-26-2012, 09:08 PM
I think <FONT color=#980001>Mark Herzlich</FONT> (http://www.giants101.com/tag/mark-herzlich/), is going to surprise this year.* The guy was a stud in college and looked great against the run in his one start.* He'll need to improve on pass coverage though to be a starter.

I agree.....

I also wouldnt read too much into JR comments...I think Reese may just be using the media to motivate the young man and to temper fans expectations because he has sat for so long.

T.Rice57
03-26-2012, 11:09 PM
I'm an NC State fan, so I can't stand UNC....in other words I'm unbiased.

I think Marvin Austin is still going to be a huge play maker for us. As long as he stays in shape he'll be fine. The kid can get after the QB, period. Obviously it'll take a a few games to knock the rust off, but this kid is legit.

alau53
03-26-2012, 11:14 PM
the headline scared me..i thought he got hurt again

Redeyejedi
04-06-2012, 01:00 PM
Im very worried about Austin as well. I think the Giants as an organization need to act like he isnt on the team. The chances of him playing at a high level I think are very low now

buddy33
04-06-2012, 01:32 PM
He had a year off because of a suspension. So his health was fine and he stayed in shape. He showed up to training camp and was impressing everyone. It stinks he got hurt and lost another year, but he is only 23. I'm not saying his career is over just yet.

T-Murda84
04-07-2012, 01:15 AM
I dont know why people are relying on Marvin Austin anyway. He is one of those guys that are a project....We stroke "gold" by taking JPP that high but might strike out with taking Austin that high. Austin missed 2 full seasons and there's question marks about his work ethic and character. Hopefully we can find another big body late in the draft since we cant get a decent free agent.