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joedonlooney
08-25-2012, 12:04 PM
This guy is a football player. He is one of the 53 best players on this team. Regardless of the numbers at receiver, and whether or not we keep 6 or 7, David Douglas is a guy you don't cut. Punt returns, coverage teams, slot receiver etc. The fact that he wasn't drafted hopefully doesn't enter into this so much that the front office becomes blind.
He catches well.
With seemingly little effort, he just runs away from people.
Anybody else on board with this-or am I deluding myself.


It's funny (ironic, not haha) that being a Giant fan for over 50 years, receiver was historically the weakest position on the team (no pro bowl receiver between 1968, Homer Jones, and Steve Smith a few years ago), now we are going to have to cut guys who can play.

Btw-Nicks and Cruz are the best tandem of wide outs since Shofner and Gifford. And in todays pass friendly league, will dwarf their statistics.

Captain Chaos
08-25-2012, 12:08 PM
Having been a fan since the early 60's have to agree that the wealth at Wr is unusual. Given that I'm not sure who you give up to keep here, is it one of the Wrs or is it one of the RBs. They usually carry 6 Wrs. I think he's a practice squad guy.

Atomic1
08-25-2012, 12:16 PM
Yup, Douglas looked good on Special teams returning and at WR...My feeling is they gave him an opportunity to make the team and that is eactly what he did !

jomo
08-25-2012, 12:18 PM
Having been a fan since the early 60's have to agree that the wealth at Wr is unusual. Given that I'm not sure who you give up to keep here, is it one of the Wrs or is it one of the RBs. They usually carry 6 Wrs. I think he's a practice squad guy.We may be looking at the two best Giants receivers of all times backed up by a couple of guys who would have started for us in half of the past 30 years.

FIFTY6G-MAN
08-25-2012, 12:20 PM
Douglas looked great lastnight. He definetly has some wheels on him. I hope he makes the final 53, but then who doesnt make it? And Barden played like he was possessed last night. WTF?

joedonlooney
08-25-2012, 12:29 PM
As far as practice squad-he never clears waivers. He is a starter on jets

Gimaniac
08-25-2012, 12:30 PM
Douglas looked good catching punts, he's got great hands.

I thought they would cut Barden, but he looked good too(finally).

I would cut JJ but they always protect their draft picks.

Can any of these guys play corner?

fansince69
08-25-2012, 12:53 PM
We may be looking at the two best Giants receivers of all times backed up by a couple of guys who would have started for us in half of the past 30 years.

Wow Interesting thought ...I will be honest after thinking back for the last 40 years or so I would have to say that we have guys that may get cut that might have started some years........you can look back and think of certain receivers that were considered good at the time....Clifton Mcneil ...Earnest Gray.....Lional Manual........Cruz and Nicks are better than anyone I can name and the 6-7 guys behind them might have given any of them a run for their money

Giants5699
08-25-2012, 01:16 PM
Douglas and DePalma need to make it over Jernigan and Barden.

river555
08-25-2012, 04:23 PM
I still think it comes down to Douglas vs. Barden. A lot of people don't realize Barden is a free agent after his year and he will most likely not be resigned. I only see Barden making the team if he is truly goig to contribute being the 3 or 4 WR. if he's going to be 5 or 6 then why bother. Just give the roster spot to Douglas who wil be around for a few years.

YATittle1962
08-25-2012, 04:25 PM
And Barden played like he was possessed last night. WTF?

with all due respect....he caught a couple slants and drew a PI
lets not crown him Raymond Berry

eLi MusT gO dEEp
08-25-2012, 04:48 PM
This guy and DePalma both have me anticipating next week's final preseason game. I have a feeling one of them is going to bust out and show out that game. Let's see what happens next week they should both get a little extra play.

TheAnalyst
08-25-2012, 05:00 PM
If I was GM, Id go Douglas over Jernigan. Its still early for JJ and you never know, but right now, DD is better then JJ at every aspect of the game. And he has SURE hands returning kicks.

JesseJames
08-25-2012, 05:02 PM
the fact that Douglas can play very well on ST as well as being a good receiver with speed gives him the edge on Barden IMO...

FIFTY6G-MAN
08-25-2012, 05:05 PM
with all due respect....he caught a couple slants and drew a PI
lets not crown him Raymond BerryLOL, but that was really playing like he was possessed, Havent seen production like that outta him for the previous 3 years total!!!

fansince69
08-25-2012, 05:07 PM
LOL, but that was really playing like he was possessed, Havent seen production like that outta him for the previous 3 years total!!!

But everyone is forgetting the slant he dropped last week....good position.. cb behind him and he didn't use his body to shield it and dropped the ball

Rudyy
08-25-2012, 05:13 PM
But everyone is forgetting the slant he dropped last week....good position.. cb behind him and he didn't use his body to shield it and dropped the ball That was last week.

fansince69
08-25-2012, 05:15 PM
That was last week.
so anything from the past doesn't mean anything?

FIFTY6G-MAN
08-25-2012, 05:36 PM
But everyone is forgetting the slant he dropped last week....good position.. cb behind him and he didn't use his body to shield it and dropped the ballI didnt forget that, I was just stating he actually did well last night, Trust me I have thrown the towel in on him, basically he was a day late and many dollars short!!!!

Rudyy
08-25-2012, 05:40 PM
so anything from the past doesn't mean anything?It does, but it shouldn't take away anything he did yesterday.

fansince69
08-25-2012, 05:51 PM
It does, but it shouldn't take away anything he did yesterday.

I am not taking anything away from what he did yesterday....but it seems like he has one preseason game every year that he teases us....he is almost invisible the rest of the time.......I would like him to show me he can consistently do what he did last night...until then I am skeptical........I still feel like Jernigan has shown more potential.....Before you all jump my ****........I saw him a couple days at Albany this year where he was the best player on the field

derekunion28
08-25-2012, 08:18 PM
good problem to have

jomo
08-25-2012, 09:04 PM
He sure has had his share of threads over the past 2 weeks!