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KP3
08-31-2012, 05:15 PM
Hopefully he clears waivers.

Wow, I haven't been on this board since 2005!

Old name: 1025

But I'm back and ready for the season!!! lets go big blue!!!!

JesseJames
08-31-2012, 05:52 PM
I'm not too happy about it either but I guess the team sees what I don't

Rod-Diggity
08-31-2012, 05:57 PM
what ya gonna do it was a numbers game and he was the odd man out, he's too good to clear waivers someone wll pick him up and he'll be fine. Lol that's prolly exactly what they told him too

moosedrool
08-31-2012, 06:06 PM
I'm not sure why everyone is so high on Douglas. It's our deepest position and the guy wasn't even drafted. I'm more concerned about our OL. OT is weak and so is backup OG.

JesseJames
08-31-2012, 06:07 PM
I'm not sure why everyone is so high on Douglas. It's our deepest position and the guy wasn't even drafted. I'm more concerned about our OL. OT is weak and so is backup OG. O line concerns are in another thread, this one is about Douglas.

Overdrive92
08-31-2012, 06:09 PM
I'm not sure why everyone is so high on Douglas. It's our deepest position and the guy wasn't even drafted. I'm more concerned about our OL. OT is weak and so is backup OG.

Douglas showed some serious potential. He showed a lot more than Jernigan has thus far, that's for sure.

BParcells777
08-31-2012, 06:10 PM
a good punt returner is gold
he can flip 2-3 games your way in a tough schedule like ours

ask SFO how it felt to lose a season because a guy muffed a punt

rainierjef
08-31-2012, 06:11 PM
Douglas showed some serious potential. He showed a lot more than Jernigan has thus far, that's for sure.
in practice yes but not on the field. i wasn't there to see his practices but i hear jerrnigan was having good practices as well

Overdrive92
08-31-2012, 06:12 PM
in practice yes but not on the field. i wasn't there to see his practices but i hear jerrnigan was having good practices as well

I didn't see the practices, but I heard Jernigan was doing well there too.

But gametime, when it counts the most, he didn't look so hot. That much I did see.

SuperNYGiants
08-31-2012, 06:12 PM
I surely thought Douglas had a potential role as a returner specialist and ST, whereas for JJ I don't even want him on the field, and probably won't since he's the last guy on WR depth chart and Hixon or Hosley is preferred returns guy. Hopefully Douglas can make the PS but if not I hope he doesn't go to an NFC East team.

ashleymarie
08-31-2012, 06:13 PM
I'm not sure why everyone is so high on Douglas. It's our deepest position and the guy wasn't even drafted. I'm more concerned about our OL. OT is weak and so is backup OG.

Welcome. Hope you enjoy your time here. :D

moosedrool
08-31-2012, 06:31 PM
Yea I know. The first two sentences were about Douglas.

DownWitJPP
08-31-2012, 06:37 PM
I didn't see the practices, but I heard Jernigan was doing well there too.

But gametime, when it counts the most, he didn't look so hot. That much I did see.

ur exactly right and Douglas didn't do much in games. He had 1 catch for 23 yards

foxie
08-31-2012, 06:46 PM
I see where Dallas has an interest in Douglas, imagine that, & we open against Dallas, Have a seat Mr Douglas we have a few hundred questions we'd like to know about the Giant WR's & Offense before next Wednesday......

Overdrive92
08-31-2012, 06:53 PM
ur exactly right and Douglas didn't do much in games. He had 1 catch for 23 yards

Douglas also had a couple impressive catches that were called back because of penalties. And let's not forget the great punt return he had.

Not to mention, he didn't get NEARLY as many opportunities as Jernigan did, and Jernigan came up flat on almost all of them. Including his kickoff/punt returns.

GMan-67
08-31-2012, 06:54 PM
Hopefully he clears waivers.

Wow, I haven't been on this board since 2005!

Old name: 1025

But I'm back and ready for the season!!! lets go big blue!!!!

welcome back and not to bust on you ... but this always intrigues me .... Douglas was the one player that compelled you to post? ... not Eli, Nicks, Cruz, JPP, SB42 or SB46 :)

Cobravision
08-31-2012, 06:56 PM
Dallas just cut Danny Coale. There's no reason to turn around and take Douglas.

I think fans have an inflated view of their own players. Douglas will very likely make it through waivers. If I were a betting man, I'd take that bet. The Dallas boards are convinced Coale will be picked up by some team. "Danny Coale who?" you may ask. Exactly. The same applies to Douglas. I'm sure he impressed the beat writers, but one catch during preseason and a nice punt return wiped out by penalty isn't exactly making GMs run to their phones.


Ojomo, OTOH, would have been yesterday if he didn't make the final roster.

Shockeystays08
08-31-2012, 07:15 PM
Douglas also had a couple impressive catches that were called back because of penalties. And let's not forget the great punt return he had.

Not to mention, he didn't get NEARLY as many opportunities as Jernigan did, and Jernigan came up flat on almost all of them. Including his kickoff/punt returns.

Not as many opportunities as Jernigan? What games were you watching? Jernigan had few opportunities. I can name most of them. The first game 2 looks once he was mugged in the end zone then Eli made a bad throw . Game 2 Two looks short pass he got clobbered as soon as the ball arrived and held on! Then turned a 4 yard pass into a 19 yard gain! Next game 9 total snaps one target, he gets wide open on a nice route and Carr throws it in the ground . Last game takes a 5 yard pass turns it into a 25 yard gain. His chances have been few but he has showed why he was drafted. I would hardly call the performances flat. Considering JJ is a 3rd round pick and Douglas an UDFA the opportunities for both were oddly similar. Douglas had considerably more time in the all important 3rd exhibition game than JJ did. Last game JJ was covered like a blanket for all but one of his punt returns. As compared to Randle who had a 10 yard cushion and called a fair catch.

Giantslb66
08-31-2012, 07:19 PM
We won't even remember Douglas by the end of the season..........time to move on.

TheEnigma
08-31-2012, 07:25 PM
We won't even remember Douglas by the end of the season..........time to move on.

But...but...this coaching staff has no idea about wide receivers. He was gonna be the next Victor Cruz obviously.

The Notorious B.I.G BLUE
08-31-2012, 09:44 PM
Honestly I dont get where the love feast with this guy is coming from??

He was okay at best...nothing to gripe over.

RagTime Blue
08-31-2012, 10:16 PM
Honestly I dont get where the love feast with this guy is coming from??
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Yes you do. But I ain't one to go there, so yeah. . .it's a shame.

drewz
08-31-2012, 10:19 PM
Some people don't realize there is more to being an NFL player than making the highlight reel.

grapenut
08-31-2012, 11:09 PM
another Anthony Mix type

nycsportzfan
08-31-2012, 11:15 PM
Douglas showed some serious potential. He showed a lot more than Jernigan has thus far, that's for sure. well its a good thing jerrnigan has more then just a few preseason games for coughlin to judge.. Jerrnigan shoed more potential in college and has more versatility in ways u can use him.. I liked douglas if Barden didn't step up, but i always thought the smart thing was to make sure u bring jerrnigan back.. Even if he dosen't work out, his potential is 2 high to give up on so quickly.. This is still his first full season... Barden is prooving right now u don't give up to quickly.. Finally the guys healthy and his skill set is starting to show..

miked1958
08-31-2012, 11:16 PM
Dallas just cut Danny Coale. There's no reason to turn around and take Douglas. I think fans have an inflated view of their own players. Douglas will very likely make it through waivers. If I were a betting man, I'd take that bet. The Dallas boards are convinced Coale will be picked up by some team. "Danny Coale who?" you may ask. Exactly. The same applies to Douglas. I'm sure he impressed the beat writers, but one catch during preseason and a nice punt return wiped out by penalty isn't exactly making GMs run to their phones. Ojomo, OTOH, would have been yesterday if he didn't make the final roster.I was saying this in another thread. There on 31 other teams that released their VERISON of Douglas. Good chance he clears waivers

BillTheGreek
09-01-2012, 02:49 AM
I hate to say it but I think Douglas is going to Dallas ! I hope I'm wrong...............but will see.
GO GIANTS !

giantsforce
09-01-2012, 02:55 AM
Douglas showed some serious potential. He showed a lot more than Jernigan has thus far, that's for sure.Jernigan is the new Sinorice Moss. Let's see how long the Giants will carry the dead wood before they cut it. It took them only 5 years for DJ Ware!

Toadofsteel
09-01-2012, 03:51 AM
Jernigan is the new Sinorice Moss. Let's see how long the Giants will carry the dead wood before they cut it. It took them only 5 years for DJ Ware!

Jernigan is just as much dead wood as Barden was. If our coaches can breathe new life into dead wood, I wouldn't give up so easily...

BlueSanta
09-01-2012, 04:37 AM
I hate to say it but I think Douglas is going to Dallas ! I hope I'm wrong...............but will see.
GO GIANTS !

Even if he does, it is likely only until they get healthy.

Teams do this for roster depth as well as hopeful insight into playbooks. It is a old trick often used by the Pats. Sign a guy for a week and see what he knows about the opponents playbook then cut him.

BigBlueCrew22
09-01-2012, 05:11 AM
DOUGLAS? WHY is everybody so high on the guy, he was not quick, he sucks, hixon is 10 x's better, this guy sucks, shut up about douglas lol why are u guys so worried about this guy lmao, he is not good.

miked1958
09-01-2012, 06:08 AM
DOUGLAS? WHY is everybody so high on the guy, he was not quick, he sucks, hixon is 10 x's better, this guy sucks, shut up about douglas lol why are u guys so worried about this guy lmao, he is not good.Guess you didn't watch the two Pre season games he played in or any practices

nygon3
09-01-2012, 06:45 AM
I'm not too happy about it either but I guess the team sees what I don't



you aint the only 1...prefer him over jernigan even know his tape is better

M00KIE
09-01-2012, 07:42 AM
DOUGLAS? WHY is everybody so high on the guy, he was not quick, he sucks, hixon is 10 x's better, this guy sucks, shut up about douglas lol why are u guys so worried about this guy lmao, he is not good.

Because people can see potential. Hixon isn't the question mark imo. It's Barden. It's hard to understand why they would keep him rather than a guy who came in undrafted, did everything they asked and can be valuable on ST's. If Barden turns that corner this year, it's well worth it. If not, it's just another year of a wasted roster spot for a guy who wants it more.

All that being said, to be upset over it is a bit silly as well. I trust they have their reasons and 2 SB's don't lie.

G.I. Ants
09-01-2012, 07:55 AM
Douglas had a great camp, but stop over-exaggerating already. Do you people really think that the pats or cow-tippers are so desperate that they have people watching camp and preseason games of the giants so they can scout & sign players that didn't make the team. There are many talented WRs who had great camps and preseasons who have also been released throughout the league. He will land on the PS and have another shot at making the final roster next year.

Roswell777
09-01-2012, 08:45 AM
Douglas had a great camp, but stop over-exaggerating already. Do you people really think that the pats or cow-tippers are so desperate that they have people watching camp and preseason games of the giants so they can scout & sign players that didn't make the team. There are many talented WRs who had great camps and preseasons who have also been released throughout the league. He will land on the PS and have another shot at making the final roster next year.

Or be the first guy activated when a receiver gets injured.

njsean
09-01-2012, 08:48 AM
I was saying this in another thread. There on 31 other teams that released their VERISON of Douglas. Good chance he clears waivers

This. The dolphins released 7-11 Hard Knocks guy and I am sure everyone on their boards are freaking too.....until he clears

nhpgiantsfan
09-01-2012, 08:57 AM
DOUGLAS? WHY is everybody so high on the guy, he was not quick, he sucks, hixon is 10 x's better, this guy sucks, shut up about douglas lol why are u guys so worried about this guy lmao, he is not good.

I have a feeling it's the same reason, everyone seems to love Blackburn (a mediocre LB), and Petrus (a even less mediocre guard). I don't get it.

The Notorious B.I.G BLUE
09-01-2012, 10:13 AM
Yes you do. But I ain't one to go there, so yeah. . .it's a shame.
Well I'm just trying to keep in PC on these boards breh...but yeah I know.

Boogie12
09-01-2012, 10:19 AM
ur exactly right and Douglas didn't do much in games. He had 1 catch for 23 yardsOfficially yes but he had numerous catch and I believe 2 very very good punt returns nullified by penalties. 1 penalty really hurt cause the opposing teams player was no where near Douglas. When you go by numbers alone you miss what the kid can and will do.

RoanokeFan
09-01-2012, 10:27 AM
Hopefully he clears waivers.

Wow, I haven't been on this board since 2005!

Old name: 1025

But I'm back and ready for the season!!! lets go big blue!!!!

He may make the practice squad.

NorwoodBlue
09-01-2012, 11:02 AM
Officially yes but he had numerous catch and I believe 2 very very good punt returns nullified by penalties. 1 penalty really hurt cause the opposing teams player was no where near Douglas. When you go by numbers alone you miss what the kid can and will do.


He'll be on the practice squad. He wasn't even his college team's top receiver, so why do you think other NFL teams are going to snatch the guy up? HIs actual stats for the preseason were mediocre, very mediocre. He won't attract enough attention to say so.

JesseJames
09-01-2012, 11:31 AM
my problem with letting Douglas go and keeping Barden is that Douglas has excellent speed and can catch the ball and make plays after the catch, he is also a ST player who can return punts very well. Barden on the other hand is just a receiver who doesn't play ST and is just an average receiver whose only attribute is that he is tall...

Jiffy Jeff
09-01-2012, 11:43 AM
Same here. Douglas showed some real spark with relatively little opportunity. Now I hear that the Cowboys have interest in picking him up. THAT would burn my balls.

Jiffy Jeff
09-01-2012, 11:46 AM
Barden I'm OK with if he finally gets his act in gear and does his thing for us. He's a big target for Eli and looked really good this preseason. Jernigan should have been cut, in my opinion. I do hope I'm proven wrong though, as he has shown a few flashes on special teams.

giantsfan420
09-01-2012, 12:00 PM
my problem with letting Douglas go and keeping Barden is that Douglas has excellent speed and can catch the ball and make plays after the catch, he is also a ST player who can return punts very well. Barden on the other hand is just a receiver who doesn't play ST and is just an average receiver whose only attribute is that he is tall...

if thats the only thing u think barden will contribute, i think ur gnna be surprised. Barden actually does have good speed. And from his play this preseason, he has been consistent running the correct routes and getting some seperation. I think Barden is gonna have a break out season which lets us bring Randle along with more patience.