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Jorge Boada
01-08-2013, 12:28 AM
Can you mention one?
I don't remember, may be who? Ed McCaffrey? Joe Jurevicius?
Some kind of curse?

Cloud57
01-08-2013, 12:38 AM
this team is curse...stay far away lol

greenca190
01-08-2013, 12:52 AM
canyou come up with many free agents that made big impacts on teams?

the only one i can come up with over the last decade is drew brees.

teams don't usually let those guys get away. and if they do, teams don't tend to build their offense or defense around free agent pick ups.

WR4Life
01-08-2013, 01:00 AM
I remember reading a list (this was years ago already mind you) that someone posted with the top 10 free agent pick ups of all time. I think it was based on the impact the free agent brought to the team and what it did for them. I think us picking up Plaxico Burress was ranked #5 or something like that. Just goes to show you that in all reality, big impact free agents tend to be pretty rare. That's why I've always felt you are better off filling in the holes and depth with free agency while building through the draft.

greenca190
01-08-2013, 01:03 AM
I remember reading a list (this was years ago already mind you) that someone posted with the top 10 free agent pick ups of all time. I think it was based on the impact the free agent brought to the team and what it did for them. I think us picking up Plaxico Burress was ranked #5 or something like that. Just goes to show you that in all reality, big impact free agents tend to be pretty rare. That's why I've always felt you are better off filling in the holes and depth with free agency while building through the draft.

I just feel like it's very tough to pick up free agents, after being in a certain system their whole career, and expect them to do different things. With the draft you're able to build up a player from the beginning. Not just physically, but mentally as well.

And I just remembered another pretty big free agent pick up over the last decade - peyton manning

B&RWarrior
01-08-2013, 01:08 AM
Fred Robbins played good ball for St. Louis. Hosteteler played good ball for the Raiders when he wasn't hurt. I forget the kids name but the DT for the Skins now that came from us is playing well.Tall big white WR for the Broncos came from us. He's retired now but he was 100 catch guy one year.

BlueBlooded1979
01-08-2013, 01:09 AM
Jessie Armstead was still pretty badass for his two years in DC.

Will Allen left as an FA in after 2005 for Miami. He got a middle tier contract 4m/yr and earned himself an 8m/yr extension. He was fairly unheralded but has an insanely low completions against percentage (<45%) for a few years in Miami.

Barry Coefield is playing very well in DC. I would trade him for Canty in a hearbeat and he costs less.

Manningham was playing well in SF until he went on IR.

Flip Empty
01-08-2013, 01:11 AM
Philip Rivers

B&RWarrior
01-08-2013, 01:14 AM
Ed McCaffrey was the Denver guy I couldn't put a name on.

dave56dj
01-08-2013, 01:24 AM
Kevin Walter, Olindo Mare, Ryan Clark, Charles Peprah, Ryan Grant and Cameron wake were all Giants for a brief period. Theres more but im tired.

FourthAndOne
01-08-2013, 02:22 AM
Kurt Warner was on the Giants for a bit, although that doesn't really count because we had drafted Eli

PennState1
01-08-2013, 02:33 AM
Fran Tarkington

DownWitJPP
01-08-2013, 02:37 AM
Visanthe Shiancoe, Barry Cofield

G.I. Ants
01-08-2013, 04:12 AM
Tyrone Wheatley did his thing for the raiders. He had a bad rep with big blue and could have had a great career here but oh well.

GameTime
01-08-2013, 08:42 AM
Philip Rivers

ouch....he sucks though...lol

sskeller
01-08-2013, 08:48 AM
Ummm, Kurt Warner to Arizona... Ed McCaffrey to Denver. There have been a lot.

Toadofsteel
01-08-2013, 09:01 AM
Kurt Warner, Barry Cofield, and Manningham come to mind...

nhpgiantsfan
01-08-2013, 09:10 AM
It's not a curse. Fact is not many decent players get let go by their teams. And the two biggest were the Colts and Chargers and both teams happen to have the first pick in the draft. In probably the two most quaterback rich drafts in history, or at least since 1983.

TrueBlue2180
01-08-2013, 09:14 AM
Cornelius Griffin had a nice career in Washington.

45Jones
01-08-2013, 10:54 AM
Watch football long enough and you'll see every team has incidents like this. Not unique to Giants...

Spytheweb
01-08-2013, 10:56 AM
Sam Huff, Redskins.

JayMas9
01-08-2013, 10:59 AM
Why are people mentioning Manningham? He was on pace for worse numbers than he had with us in any season as a contributor, and that's before he got hurt. Essentially he left...and his role increased by zero. Loved him as a player for us, but to call him a high impact free agent is crazy.

CDN_G-FAN
01-08-2013, 11:00 AM
Jessie Armstead was still pretty badass for his two years in DC.

Will Allen left as an FA in after 2005 for Miami. He got a middle tier contract 4m/yr and earned himself an 8m/yr extension. He was fairly unheralded but has an insanely low completions against percentage (<45%) for a few years in Miami.

Barry Coefield is playing very well in DC. I would trade him for Canty in a hearbeat and he costs less.

Manningham was playing well in SF until he went on IR.

at the time canty seemed much better than cofield.

that's one that the FO got completely wrong.

Kez Simpson
01-08-2013, 11:22 AM
Mario Manningham? He was a non-factor in San Fran, basically taking on the same role he had at the Giants with less production. Its obivous Crabtree is the number one, and the rest is a WR by committee.

scoostraw
01-08-2013, 11:26 AM
Matt Stover. (I'm still p1ssed about that one)

Ruttiger711
01-08-2013, 11:44 AM
McCaffery always comes to mind - he was a very solid player and contributed highly for Denver I think until he had that knee injury.

ShakeandBake
01-08-2013, 11:48 AM
Cofield, Warner, Shiancoe

Toadofsteel
01-08-2013, 12:15 PM
Why are people mentioning Manningham? He was on pace for worse numbers than he had with us in any season as a contributor, and that's before he got hurt. Essentially he left...and his role increased by zero. Loved him as a player for us, but to call him a high impact free agent is crazy.

You have to measure it by team contribution. Manningham brought vertical threat to a team that had absolutely none. Crabtree, Williams, Ginn, and Davis couldn't do that.

Kez Simpson
01-08-2013, 02:16 PM
You have to measure it by team contribution. Manningham brought vertical threat to a team that had absolutely none. Crabtree, Williams, Ginn, and Davis couldn't do that.

I think Randy Moss has been more of a vertical threat than Mario this year. I watch a couple of San Fran games (by force) and he seem good for chest grabbing comebacks from what I seen. Mario is a guy who may never reach his "potential" on a team like the 49ers.

Jorge Boada
01-08-2013, 07:30 PM
Visanthe Shiancoe, Barry Cofield

Shiancoe is a good one...

GoDeep80
01-08-2013, 07:34 PM
Scott Chandler is also one. 6'7 TE for the Bills.

M00KIE
01-08-2013, 07:35 PM
Sam Huff, Redskins.

Was wondering how long it was going to be until someone remembered him...

BigBlue1971
01-08-2013, 08:09 PM
after he left the Giants Jim Burt had a pretty good year with the 9ners.

joemorrisforprez
01-08-2013, 08:24 PM
Besides those already mentioned.....


Chad Bratzke and Matt Bryant

Roosevelt
01-08-2013, 08:39 PM
Can you mention one?
I don't remember, may be who? Ed McCaffrey? Joe Jurevicius?
Some kind of curse?

How about these two: Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi.

It doesn't get any worse than that.

FIFTY6G-MAN
01-08-2013, 08:52 PM
canyou come up with many free agents that made big impacts on teams?

the only one i can come up with over the last decade is drew brees.

teams don't usually let those guys get away. and if they do, teams don't tend to build their offense or defense around free agent pick ups. LaDainian Tomlinson did quite well with the Jets.

Flip Empty
01-08-2013, 09:21 PM
canyou come up with many free agents that made big impacts on teams?

the only one i can come up with over the last decade is drew brees.

teams don't usually let those guys get away. and if they do, teams don't tend to build their offense or defense around free agent pick ups.
Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Darren Sproles, Vincent Jackson, Tony Gonzalez, Danario Alexander, Antonio Cromartie, London Fletcher, Charles Woodson, Asante Samuel, Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress, Reggie Bush, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Willis McGahee, Adam Vinatieri, Michael Turner, Brandon Lloyd, James Harrison, Jonathan Vilma, Darren Sharper

speed3freak
01-08-2013, 09:29 PM
Vincent jackson was probably one of the best FA pickups by any team (in terms of production) in a long time.

Flip Empty
01-08-2013, 09:31 PM
Vincent jackson was probably one of the best FA pickups by any team (in terms of production) in a long time.

I like how so many FA studs come from the Chargers, it shows you how moronic that team's management is.

Morehead State
01-08-2013, 09:33 PM
Can you mention one?
I don't remember, may be who? Ed McCaffrey? Joe Jurevicius?
Some kind of curse?
Kerry Collins, Jeff Hostetler, Jumbo Elliot, Dave Jennings

GreenZone
01-08-2013, 09:40 PM
Matt Bryant,
Ryan Clark,
Jeremy Shockey,
David Patten,
Dave Meggett,
Jim Burt,
Brad VanPelt,
Fred Dryer,
Rosey Grier, , .

YATittle1962
01-08-2013, 09:43 PM
Don Maynard

poppa smurph
01-08-2013, 09:51 PM
Did Ryan Grant get a ring with the Pack?
Guy flashes in moments when healthy.

Flip Empty
01-08-2013, 09:54 PM
Did Ryan Grant get a ring with the Pack?
Yep, he did, although I think he was hurt that year. Still, he had a couple of 1200 yard seasons in GB.

He was traded rather than released, wasn't he?

poppa smurph
01-08-2013, 10:23 PM
Yep, he did, although I think he was hurt that year. Still, he had a couple of 1200 yard seasons in GB.

He was traded rather than released, wasn't he?Oh, could've been.
Can't remember to be sure.

bearbryant
01-08-2013, 10:52 PM
Clark, Cofield and McCaffery

thegiantsrule10
01-08-2013, 10:56 PM
Its probably just the players who leave were better in our system

IamGiantsfan
01-08-2013, 11:46 PM
Cameron wake,

Jorge Boada
01-08-2013, 11:58 PM
How about these two: Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi.

It doesn't get any worse than that.

Wow These are good!!!!