PDA

View Full Version : Giants' Jerry Reese Has The Track Record To Back Cutting Bradshw, Boley, & Canty



RoanokeFan
02-07-2013, 02:43 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/meyers-reese-money-article-1.1257490


Excerpt: "The salary cap is not sentimental, not even for players who are Super Bowl champions.

With the cap expected to stay level at $121 million — that was quite a deal the union signed after the 136-day lockout of 2011 — and all three players making very good money and all of them having injury histories that made investing further in them not attractive options, Reese decided he needed their cap space. The three moves saved $13.75 million in cap room: Canty ($6.5 million), Boley ($4.5 million) and Bradshaw ($2.75 million). The Giants were over the cap before Reese handed out the pink slips.

It’s always better to get rid of a player a year too early rather than a year too late, especially when they are making a lot of money. Reese needed the flexibility because the Giants want to extend the contract of Hakeem Nicks, who has one year left on his rookie deal, and they want to sign Victor Cruz, who they have under control for one more season. If they can’t reach an agreement on a long-term extension with Cruz, the Giants will tender him.

The salary cap forces a team to make choices. So even though Bradshaw ran for 1,015 yards last season and Tom Coughlin admired his toughness, it’s tough to pay millions to a player who couldn’t get on the practice field more than once a week. Bradshaw recently had surgery to put a screw in his right foot. He’s had problems with his feet most of his career, which is a huge problem for a running back and made it seem like he’s a lot older than someone who is turning 27 next month.

Reese is gambling that David Wilson, last year’s first-round pick, and Andre Brown, who was playing well until he broke his leg last season, can give the Giants the production they’ve been used to with Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs from 2007-11 and then Bradshaw and the combination of Brown and Wilson last season. Once Bradshaw proves he is healthy, I would not be surprised if the Giants offer him the chance to come back.

The NFL is a passing league, so Reese is smart to put his money into Eli Manning and his receivers. He is also making over the Giants No. 31 ranked defense — can Corey Webster possibly survive this purge with his $7 million salary?

It may hurt Big Blue Nation to lose three big-name players, but Reese has a track record: He knows what he’s doing." Read more...

ryan12
02-07-2013, 03:11 PM
i want diehl and c web cut today im pissed it hasnt happend yet

harrycarson
02-07-2013, 04:48 PM
Yep cweb, diel, osi, tuck all csn go packin far as im concerned