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RoanokeFan
06-01-2012, 02:37 PM
ANTREL ROLLE SAYS "I TRULY DO BELIEVE" OSI DESERVES A NEW DEAL (http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/giantsblog/antrel_rolle_says_truly_do_believe_EJLjTQ24gzcuIYz DbI18rM)

"Another Giants precinct is reporting in and throwing his support to Osi
Umenyiora.


Already, teammates Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka have made public
declarations that they believe the Giants should ante up and pay Umenyiora, who
is again locked in a contentious contract squabble with the team he’s helped
gain two Super Bowl victories in the past four years. Now add safety Antrel
Rolle into the “Pay Osi’’ camp.</p>


“My concern with Osi is one thing and one thing only,’’ Rolle said Thursday
on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I’m hoping that he comes back. We need him. We have a
very, very good defensive line without Osi, without a doubt. But with Osi in
that lineup we have an outstanding defensive line. That’s the difference. He’s a
playmaker all the way around. He gives Eli Manning more opportunities to do what
he does best, which is go out there and run an effective offense.</p>


“Osi is a very, very critical and key part of our team and I’m just hoping
that things work out. I truly do believe he deserves what he’s asking for but,
you know, that’s not my decision to make and I don’t get involved in any of that
talk. They have a great relationship. They have a great relationship no matter
what is said, no matter what is being portrayed. Jerry Reese and Osi have a
great relationship but, you know, business is business and sometimes business
can get a little sticky. I think we all understand that.”</p>


Tuck on Thursday night reiterated that he doesn’t feel he knocked the Giants
when he said Umenyiora deserves a lucrative new deal. “It was an obvious
statement,’’ Tuck said at his Celebrity Billiards Tournament for his Tucks
R.U.S.H for Literacy charity initiative he started along with his wife, Lauran.
“Osi’s been a great part of our success here and I just feel as though he needs
to be rewarded for that and hopefully the Giants can do that. You understand the
business, you understand Jerry Reese is gonna do everything in his power and our
ownership is going to do everything in their power to put the best team forward.
I’m not really picking sides on it, I’m just stating the obvious.’’</p>


Umenyiora has steered clear of any and every Giants team event, as he’s
skipping the off-season workout program and the voluntary OTAs. He was expected
to attend Tuck’s billiard’s tournament at Slate NYC on 21st Street and Tuck is
hoping that Umenyiora accompanies the team for the June 8 visit to the White
House to meet President Obama.</p>


“Maybe,’’ Tuck said of Umenyiora’s attendance in Washington, D.C. “I’m
working on that, too.’’</p>


To date, Tuck’s efforts for literacy in children has raised over $1 million
and donated more than 45,000 books in the New York City, New Jersey and Central
Alabama communities.</p>
“Me and my wife are very passionate about education and kids,’’ Tuck said.
“We felt as though in order to have a great education you have to have a
background, you have to have a foundation. You ask anybody about foundations of
educational success it starts with reading and writing.’’

RoanokeFan
06-01-2012, 02:42 PM
I understand how the players who are speaking out feel. But what I don't get is none of them include the fact that Osi was offered an extension that he turned down. I'd liike to see one player, even Osi himself, just lay a plan out there, i.e.:

1. Pay Osi $7M for three years, $10M guaranteed
2. Release the following players to make room under the CAP
3. Don't expect to sign Nicks and Cruz when their time comes because you aren't going to have the money to do that.

Then Osi will be happy.

Thank God this isn't becoming a distraction.

G-Man67
06-01-2012, 02:47 PM
shut up and play 'Trel ... Tuck gets a pass ... you don't</P>

RoanokeFan
06-01-2012, 02:48 PM
shut up and play 'Trel ... Tuck gets a pass ... you don't</p>

No other player should be commenting on this. Not Tuck, Rolle, JPP, or Kiwanuka. It's none of their business.

FBomb
06-01-2012, 02:51 PM
I wonder if AR would be saying that if he was asked to take a paycut in order to keep Osi.

RoanokeFan
06-01-2012, 02:56 PM
I wonder if AR would be saying that if he was asked to take a paycut in order to keep Osi.

None of them are putting any thought into their comments, especially when they say "pay him what he wants." It's like there are no consequences for making it happen.

G-Man67
06-01-2012, 02:56 PM
shut up and play 'Trel ... Tuck gets a pass ... you don't</P>




No other player should be commenting on this. Not Tuck, Rolle, JPP, or Kiwanuka. It's none of their business.
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oh totally agree, im kinda saying that Tuck has earned a few mistakes whereas Rolle has used up any he has earned ... plus as others have pointed out ... if you look at overpaid players on the roster ... Rolle is at the top ... which isn't his fault, but it certainly should motivate him to keep quiet about contracts</P>

FBomb
06-01-2012, 02:56 PM
I wonder if AR would be saying that if he was asked to take a paycut in order to keep Osi.

None of them are putting any thought into their comments, especially when they say "pay him what he wants." It's like there are no consequences for making it happen.
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Sounds a lot like this board</P>

BigBlue1971
06-01-2012, 03:09 PM
shut up and play 'Trel ... Tuck gets a pass ... you don't</P>




No other player should be commenting on this. Not Tuck, Rolle, JPP, or Kiwanuka. It's none of their business.
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+1!</P>

RoanokeFan
06-01-2012, 03:11 PM
I wonder if AR would be saying that if he was asked to take a paycut in order to keep Osi.

None of them are putting any thought into their comments, especially when they say "pay him what he wants." It's like there are no consequences for making it happen.
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Sounds a lot like this board</p>

Indeed it does.

sharick88
06-01-2012, 03:22 PM
I can understand them supporting their teammate, but when it comes to someone else's money, no one should be saying anything about it. My response to a question about that would be "You have to talk to him about it. It's his money and it's really none of my business".

sharick88
06-01-2012, 03:25 PM
I wonder if AR would be saying that if he was asked to take a paycut in order to keep Osi.

None of them are putting any thought into their comments, especially when they say "pay him what he wants."* It's like there are no consequences for making it happen.
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Sounds a lot like this board</P>

You're not lying about that

Captain Chaos
06-01-2012, 03:26 PM
C'mon, even Reese thinks he should get a new contract. The problem is that Reese's idea and Osi's thoughts are very far apart. As far as his team mates, they have every right to support who they want, this is America; free speach and all...

Delicreep
06-01-2012, 03:31 PM
I wonder if AR would be saying that if he was asked to take a paycut in order to keep Osi.

None of them are putting any thought into their comments, especially when they say "pay him what he wants."* It's like there are no consequences for making it happen.


Sadly...they are putting thoughts into the comments.

The romantic notion that we all want to have of a "team first" mentality is not going to extend to the one area in which they rightfully see as an "us against them" situation.

RoanokeFan
06-01-2012, 03:35 PM
C'mon, even Reese thinks he should get a new contract. The problem is that Reese's idea and Osi's thoughts are very far apart. As far as his team mates, they have every right to support who they want, this is America; free speach and all...

Then the only question is who has the correct $ figure and contract language? And that we don't know.

MikeIsaGiant
06-01-2012, 03:36 PM
shut up and play 'Trel ... Tuck gets a pass ... you don't</p>

No other player should be commenting on this.* Not Tuck, Rolle, JPP, or Kiwanuka.* It's none of their business.



Yepp, I don't care if Tuck won 10 SBs with this team, he shouldn't give a crap

RoanokeFan
06-01-2012, 03:47 PM
I wonder if AR would be saying that if he was asked to take a paycut in order to keep Osi.

None of them are putting any thought into their comments, especially when they say "pay him what he wants." It's like there are no consequences for making it happen.


Sadly...they are putting thoughts into the comments.

The romantic notion that we all want to have of a "team first" mentality is not going to extend to the one area in which they rightfully see as an "us against them" situation.

Well said.