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    NOTEBOOK: REESE LOOKING FOR JERNIGAN JUMP

    "It appears the Giants are looking for Jerrel Jernigan to step
    up this coming season, especially if Mario Manningham departs
    in free agency.

    On Friday, Tom Coughlin mentioned
    Jernigan as one of the young players that could potentially step up with
    opportunity this coming season.

    And on Saturday, GM Jerry
    Reese
    said the team has expectations for last year’s third-round pick.


    “I think we have some good players we still want to come along,” Reese
    said when asked what the team may do if Manningham leaves. “To name a couple –-
    we drafted Jernigan in the third round. So we expect him to make the jump.
    Ramses Barden, who we drafted a couple years ago, had some
    injury issues, we expect him to contribute as well. Obviously, we’ll continue to
    look if we can’t bring Mario back.”

    Jernigan largely played on special
    teams and did not have a catch during his rookie season. If Manningham signs
    elsewhere, the Giants will need a third wide receiver and Barden and Jernigan
    may battle it out in camp for that spot.

    The Giants also need Jernigan
    to step up as a returner. The special teams needs a spark in the kick return and
    punt return areas.

    A TIGHT SITUATION: Reese was asked
    about the Giants’ need at tight end after Jake Ballard
    and Travis Beckum both underwent ACL surgeries on
    Tuesday.

    “Right now, we only have a couple of tight ends that are
    healthy so that’s definitely a concern for us,” the general manager said. “We
    have the two guys who had ACL surgeries. We have Bear Pascoe
    who’s healthy and we have a young practice squad kid that we like,
    Christian Hopkins. That’s a concern for us.”

    “We’ll
    address it somehow, with the draft or free agency, but we’ll definitely look to
    address that,” Reese added. “And hopefully those guys [Ballard and Beckum] will
    be back at some point with the ACLs.”

    Both tight ends could start the
    season on the PUP list.

    GIANT CAP: The Giants will have
    some maneuvering to do to gain cap flexibility.

    The Giants are $9
    million over the cap at the moment according to ESPN NFL insider Adam
    Schefter
    . So Reese and his staff could be restructuring some contracts
    in the near future.

    “You have to do what you have to do to get the
    players you need on your roster,” he said. “Sometimes you have to renegotiate
    some contracts and if we have to do that, we’re not afraid to do it. Right now,
    it looks like the cap is going to be flat. We’re not sure what the total is
    going to be. If we have to do it, we’re capable of doing it.”


    Brandon Jacobs has a $500,000 roster bonus due next
    month so the Giants will have to make a decision on that in the next few weeks.
    Osi Umenyiora also is looking for a new contract and Reese said
    the
    team is open to the idea of an extension
    .

    The Giants have
    21 unrestricted free agents
    , two restricted free agents and one exclusive
    rights free agent. Manningham, cornerback Terrell Thomas,
    middle linebacker Jonathan Goff and punter Steve
    Weatherford
    are among the unrestricted free agents.

    “We have
    some work to do in respect to the cap,” Reese said. "


    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

  • #2
    Re: NOTEBOOK: REESE LOOKING FOR JERNIGAN JUMP

    Hard to tell but, Cruz and Rio exhibited flashes right away, then turned out to be the real deal.

    JJ and Barden, ne're-a-flash.

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    • #3
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      [quote user="Gimaniac"]Hard to tell but, Cruz and Rio exhibited flashes right away, then turned out to be the real deal.

      JJ and Barden, ne're-a-flash.[/quote]

      Jernigan was a rookie, Barden was a disappointment
      “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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      • #4
        Re: NOTEBOOK: REESE LOOKING FOR JERNIGAN JUMP

        I thought although Jernigan didn't catch a pass, he looked improved in returning, maybe there is hope for him as a reciever
        "...two minute drill at the end of each quarter, Ya'know with the wind like this blowing mooch and marshall into the ocean...If that's behind me I think were getting 3 from 70 so holla at your boy. IF YOU DON"T PICK ME THAT'S A JOKE RIGHT?" - Justin Tucker, Ravens kicker

        Complain?, ain't Nobody got time for dat!

        GO GIANTS!

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        • #5
          Re: NOTEBOOK: REESE LOOKING FOR JERNIGAN JUMP

          did we see enough of jerrel? he looks like a slot guy? R.Barden could fill the outside and keep Cruz in the slot!

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          • #6
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            [quote user="GmenFan1980"]I thought although Jernigan didn't catch a pass, he looked improved in returning, maybe there is hope for him as a reciever[/quote]

            He's here to be developed.
            “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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            • #7
              Re: NOTEBOOK: REESE LOOKING FOR JERNIGAN JUMP

              [quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="Gimaniac"]Hard to tell but, Cruz and Rio exhibited flashes right away, then turned out to be the real deal.

              JJ and Barden, ne're-a-flash.[/quote]

              Jernigan was a rookie, Barden was a disappointment
              [/quote]

              JJ was handed the punt returning job and failed miserably. Given chances on kick return and showed nothing. Hope I'm wrong about him, because without Rio and a healthy TE, we are looking thin on receivers.

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              • #8
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                [quote user="Voldamort"]did we see enough of jerrel? he looks like a slot guy? [/quote]
                Yes, in the Welker mould. He ran the wildcat in college. He can/could be elusive.
                He certainly didn't endear himself last season, so he's going to need to progress a fair bit in order to crack the starting lineup.

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                • #9
                  Re: NOTEBOOK: REESE LOOKING FOR JERNIGAN JUMP

                  What are the chances we use Barden as TE?

                  I know a lot of people are down on Barden but without the injuries I think he's right where we hoped he would be. Even when he played this year he played very well in his opportunities except the Jets game where they were defending the pass better than anyone we faced that day.

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                  • #10
                    Re: NOTEBOOK: REESE LOOKING FOR JERNIGAN JUMP

                    Manningham was abysmal his rookie year. Dropped everything that was thrown to him and when he caught it he ran backwards.

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                    • #11
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                      WRs take 2-3 years to develop. I look to Barden to make raise his play next year. If he can't then he will be a disappointment. But he has shown some ability and its not like they are asking him to be the 1 or 2 guy. Just be a contributor and consistently beat 1 on 1.

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                      • #12
                        Re: NOTEBOOK: REESE LOOKING FOR JERNIGAN JUMP

                        [quote user="Gimaniac"][quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="Gimaniac"]Hard to tell but, Cruz and Rio exhibited flashes right away, then turned out to be the real deal.

                        JJ and Barden, ne're-a-flash.[/quote]

                        Jernigan was a rookie, Barden was a disappointment
                        [/quote]

                        JJ was handed the punt returning job and failed miserably. Given chances on kick return and showed nothing. Hope I'm wrong about him, because without Rio and a healthy TE, we are looking thin on receivers.[/quote]
                        Really? I thought he was outstanding in his kick returns, there was one in the Superbowl that he damn near took back. The kid's speed is a Huge asset that I hope we can benefit from in the future.

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                        • #13
                          Re: NOTEBOOK: REESE LOOKING FOR JERNIGAN JUMP

                          [quote user="Gimaniac"]Hard to tell but, Cruz and Rio exhibited flashes right away, then turned out to be the real deal.

                          JJ and Barden, ne're-a-flash.[/quote]

                          Manningham had 4 catches for 26 yards his entire rookie season. In his sophomore season he showed flashes of brilliance right away.



                          “Basically just stay with your man,” cornerback Janoris Jenkins said. “Follow him everywhere you go. Even if he goes to the bathroom, follow him.”

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                          • #14
                            Re: NOTEBOOK: REESE LOOKING FOR JERNIGAN JUMP

                            [quote user="Rich4114"]What are the chances we use Barden as TE?[/quote]
                            I doubt he'd be able to block well enough. I suppose he could line up as a TE in certain packages though.

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                            • #15
                              Re: NOTEBOOK: REESE LOOKING FOR JERNIGAN JUMP

                              [quote user="egyptian420"][quote user="Gimaniac"][quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="Gimaniac"]Hard to tell but, Cruz and Rio exhibited flashes right away, then turned out to be the real deal.

                              JJ and Barden, ne're-a-flash.[/quote]

                              Jernigan was a rookie, Barden was a disappointment
                              [/quote]

                              JJ was handed the punt returning job and failed miserably. Given chances on kick return and showed nothing. Hope I'm wrong about him, because without Rio and a healthy TE, we are looking thin on receivers.[/quote]
                              Really? I thought he was outstanding in his kick returns, there was one in the Superbowl that he damn near took back. The kid's speed is a Huge asset that I hope we can benefit from in the future.
                              [/quote]

                              He did run one out to the 35 I think. Well at least he didn't fumble as a KR. That will earn him more playing time next year.

                              Problem is, he is a slot type, which is where Cruz excelled. Who's gonna replace Rio at stretching the field?

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