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RoanokeFan
07-06-2013, 08:39 PM
http://www.bigblueview.com/2013/7/6/4442022/new-york-ginats-brandon-myers-adrien-robinson-bear-pascoe-mike-pope

Excerpt: "In an offseason where the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) looked to beef up their offensive and defensive lines (http://www.bigblueview.com/2013/6/9/4407338/valentines-views-new-york-giants-hakeem-nicks-victor-cruz-jason-pierre-paul), one skill-player acquisition continues to go under the radar.

With Martellus Bennett signing with the Chicago Bears (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/chicago-bears) early in free agency, the New York Giants suddenly had a huge void to fill.

Bennett, the former Dallas Cowboys (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/dallas-cowboys) backup, was a huge asset for Eli Manning (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2235/eli-manning) and the vertical passing game, grabbing 55 balls for 626 yards and five touchdowns.

In place of Bennett, the Giants signed arguably the best tight end (http://www.bigblueview.com/2013/4/19/4242934/new-york-giants-brandon-myers-2013-nfl-free-agency-oakland-raiders-nfl-playoffs) available -- Brandon Myers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71521/brandon-myers).

In 2012 Myers had a breakout campaign with the Oakland Raiders (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/oakland-raiders). He hauled in 79 passes for more than 800 yards, both of which were team-highs. He also had four touchdowns.

But because Myers was on the Black and Silver, his production went unnoticed ... by most, but apparently not Giants tight ends coach Michael Pope.


"He is a good receiver. I think at the Raiders he was more of an intermediate receiver, and now our passing game does allow the tight end to get more vertically down the field flag routes, double seam routes, post routes that kind of thing. He appears to have the skills to get those balls," Pope said.


"He has a little bit of a jet that can accelerate and go get a ball that is a little deeper. You may not think he is going to reach it, but he has that little bit, so we are very interested to see him in pads." Read more...

Drystt
07-06-2013, 08:44 PM
Eli will make this guy a pro bowler, mark my words.

Flip Empty
07-06-2013, 08:53 PM
Eli will make this guy a pro bowler, mark my words.
How? Myers won't be a primary target in this offense. He'll likely finish with less yardage than he did in 2012.

giantsfan420
07-06-2013, 09:12 PM
well, I agree with you flip. but, I can see why Drystt would feel that way. I think if you were to ask Drystt to clarify, he'd say the combo of Eli AND the skill at WR we have would make Myers a pro bowler.

I could easily see the scenario where D's would focus heavily on Nicks n Cruz, and try to make Myers and our 3rd WR (Randle, Murphy, JJ, or Barden) beat them (The NE SB 46 Defense). If that happens, I too feel Myers could be a pro bowl type weapon.

quite simply, Defenses will NOT be able to stop our offense. Sure, they might be able to stop certain components, and I'd imagine those components Ds would try to take away would be Nicks n Cruz. That could mean a whole lot of green grass for Myers to work with...but, I could easily see DWilson, or Randle, or even Murphy being a pro bowler for the very same reasons.

njsean
07-06-2013, 09:25 PM
quite simply, Defenses will NOT be able to stop our offense.

With the straight-up constipated style our offense finds itself in, I believe this when I see it regardless if who is out there catching balls.

When I see our offense moving the ball with consistency, making teams crazy on third downs, then I'll get excited.

penguinfarmer
07-06-2013, 09:55 PM
You can imagine how difficult it has been for Pope to be working with a revolving door of players at the position. Hopefully, he finds two players to stick.

BigBlue1971
07-06-2013, 10:14 PM
i like the Myers signing. at least we know now he can provide depth at fullback which is already an upgrade over Bennett.

Bennett was a good player for us but Myers will make us forget Marty B imo.

giantsfan420
07-06-2013, 10:41 PM
i personally would prefer bennett.

i think myers can be a nice player, but he didnt catch a pass 20 yds or more at all last year, not once. he's not this downfield guy people are imagining. i'll be more than happy if he's a reliable check down target who converts a ton of 3rd downs.

B&RWarrior
07-06-2013, 10:43 PM
I want to see what the both TEs look like.

giantsfan420
07-06-2013, 10:44 PM
true thats a good point. i should hold judgement until I see myers. i just expect that I will have preferred Bennett.

Flip Empty
07-06-2013, 10:54 PM
well, I agree with you flip. but, I can see why Drystt would feel that way. I think if you were to ask Drystt to clarify, he'd say the combo of Eli AND the skill at WR we have would make Myers a pro bowler.

I could easily see the scenario where D's would focus heavily on Nicks n Cruz, and try to make Myers and our 3rd WR (Randle, Murphy, JJ, or Barden) beat them (The NE SB 46 Defense). If that happens, I too feel Myers could be a pro bowl type weapon.

quite simply, Defenses will NOT be able to stop our offense. Sure, they might be able to stop certain components, and I'd imagine those components Ds would try to take away would be Nicks n Cruz. That could mean a whole lot of green grass for Myers to work with...but, I could easily see DWilson, or Randle, or even Murphy being a pro bowler for the very same reasons.
Yep, I can understand that, but when I think of a Pro Bowl TE, I think of a Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham -- guys who can get down the field and into the endzone. Guys who can take over games. I just don't see Myers as being that kind of guy. He should have a big game here and there, but I see him as becoming more of a possession-type, checkdown option and 3rd-down safety blanket than a fantasy monster. Good thing, really, as the Giants aren't short of guys who can stretch the field. He should carve out a nice role for himself.

I think Myers will be a good fit, but if given the choice I'd have selected Bennett.

B&RWarrior
07-06-2013, 11:00 PM
Yep, I can understand that, but when I think of a Pro Bowl TE, I think of a Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham -- guys who can get down the field and into the endzone. Guys who can take over games. I just don't see Myers as being that kind of guy. He should have a big game here and there, but I see him as becoming more of a possession-type, checkdown option and 3rd-down safety blanket than a fantasy monster. Good thing, really, as the Giants aren't short of guys who can stretch the field. He should carve out a nice role for himself.

I think Myers will be a good fit, but if given the choice I'd have selected Bennett.

I think they want him to run the deep routes, but I like the idea of running more intermediate routes. I think we get to aggressive with the deep ball at times. When it's working its great but to often last year it was hit or miss.

giantsfan420
07-06-2013, 11:29 PM
Yep, I can understand that, but when I think of a Pro Bowl TE, I think of a Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham -- guys who can get down the field and into the endzone. Guys who can take over games. I just don't see Myers as being that kind of guy. He should have a big game here and there, but I see him as becoming more of a possession-type, checkdown option and 3rd-down safety blanket than a fantasy monster. Good thing, really, as the Giants aren't short of guys who can stretch the field. He should carve out a nice role for himself.

I think Myers will be a good fit, but if given the choice I'd have selected Bennett.i agree 100% its like you've copied previous posts I made and used it here lol. thats only to say u represented my opinion perfectly, not to be disrespectful at all.

and about the 3rd down safety valve comment, I agree and dont understand why me and u seem to be the only 2 who've expressed that opinion. i hope he can be a vertical weapon dont get me wrong, but last yr in oakland which is why we signed him pretty much, imo, he didn't have 1 reception where the ball went 20 yrds or more. all of his catches were intermediate to underneath check down stuff. which would be huge here bc we've been looking for a steady target to do that.

and i too would have preferred bennett.

FBomb
07-06-2013, 11:33 PM
Pope is a genius....it's why I never worry about TE