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    SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

    "Buying low and selling high; that's the basic foundation of trading on the
    stock market successfully. But what if that strategy applied to the NFL? New York
    Giants
    general manager Jerry Reese contends that it does.

    Last summer Reese explicitly stated his disdain for making "big sexy moves."
    In fact, Reese controversially sold high on key free agents such as Steve Smith
    and Kevin Boss, both of whom have now found homes on bargain basement deals with
    their 3rd team in three years.


    This offseason, the additions of MartellusBennett on a one-year deal, Stevie
    Brown on a one-year deal, as well as Chris Horton on a one-year deal represents
    a continuation of Reese's philosophy.




    If you think the pickups the Giants have made will have minimal impact, think
    again. In the last four years, the Giants have signed players on cheap, short
    deals, who ended up making major contributions over the course of the season.
    KawikaMitchell, Derrick Ward, Deon Grant, Devin Thomas, and Steve Weatherford
    have all come in on short, economical deals and made major contributionsto the
    Giants and their success.




    None of these players were brought in near the beginning of free agency
    either. Reese likes to strengthen his leverage when signing players by letting
    the dust settle in free agency before he makes any moves. Players signed at the
    outset of free agency tend to get deals well above their value. The more days
    that pass, the more willing a player is to take a cheaper deal.




    All are perfect examples of Reese's uncanny ability to buy low.




    Look for this to continue to happen over the course of the next several
    months.




    Reese will take the draft round by round and pick by pick and if he
    ultimately still feels as if he has holes on the team, he will address them
    post-draft. Players at need positions like Jonathan Goff, Gary Brackett, Joseph
    Addai, and others are still out there.




    No one knows what the Giants have in mind for draft day, but there is almost
    a certainty that the Giants will sign players after the draft. Keith Bullock,
    Deon Grant, as well as Steve Weatherford were all signed post- draft.




    Perhaps the Giants will add two running backs in the draft that they love,
    like Lamar Miller or Bernard Pierce or perhaps they will land a middle
    linebacker like Luke Keuchly. The team won't know until Mr. Irrelevant is
    selected exactly who they need to add this summer to come into camp and
    compete.

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

  • #2
    Re: SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

    Coughlin deserves alot of credit for getting the most out of these bargin bin guys.

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    • #3
      Re: SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

      [quote user="JMFP2"]Coughlin deserves alot of credit for getting the most out of these bargin bin guys.[/quote]

      A point well made and often overlooked
      “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: SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

        [quote user="JMFP2"]Coughlin deserves alot of credit for getting the most out of these bargin bin guys.[/quote]

        Thank you!!! This is what I been trying to point out for years, yet Coughlin is always on the hot seat. If u look at guys like Ward, he flourished in Coughlin and Gilbrides system. Yet all I hear is that Reese is the reason we won the Superbowls and Coughlin and Gilbride needs to go. Have some respect for the coaching staff....I think we have the best coaches in the league.

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        • #5
          Re: SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

          Plus Reese has no option but to sign cheap free agents....we are always near the cap anyway. Reese signs the cheap free agents and our coaching staff prepares these guys on gameday.

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          • #6
            Re: SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

            Sell high? Wrong analogy there, we don't get anything back when they are free agents.

            The better analogy would be that the Giants are a farming system for other teams.

            Next up I'm sure is Cruz.

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            • #7
              Re: SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

              It has worked for us before. That is why as Giant fans we should trust in JR.

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              • #8
                Re: SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

                [quote user="JMFP2"]Coughlin deserves alot of credit for getting the most out of these bargin bin guys.[/quote]
                well said TC deserves as much if not more credit for the success in these pickups

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                • #9
                  Re: SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

                  [quote user="NYBlue10"]Sell high? Wrong analogy there, we don't get anything back when they are free agents.

                  The better analogy would be that the Giants are a farming system for other teams.[/quote]
                  Agree with this.
                  And neither Boss nor Smith are playing (or not playing) for "bargain basement deals".

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                  • #10
                    Re: SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

                    [quote user="Flip Empty"][quote user="NYBlue10"]Sell high? Wrong analogy
                    there, we don't get anything back when they are free agents.

                    The better analogy would be that the Giants are a farming system for
                    other teams.[/quote]
                    Agree with this.
                    And neither Boss nor Smith are playing (or not playing) for "bargain
                    basement deals".[/quote]It's our superior system as that has let our players be great. Which Giants FA's have flourished once they left us?

                    We keep the ones we need. And discard the ones we don't.

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                    • #11
                      Re: SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

                      [quote user="jjj45"][quote user="NYBlue10"]Sell high? Wrong analogy there, we don't get anything back when they are free agents.

                      The better analogy would be that the Giants are a farming system for other teams.

                      Next up I'm sure is Cruz.[/quote]It's our superior system as well that has let our players be great. Which Giants FA's have flourished once they left us?
                      [/quote]
                      Ryan Clark and Ryan Grant. Gibril Wilson had a nice year with the Raiders after he left.

                      I get what you're saying though. There aren't many who have success after leaving.

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                      • #12
                        Re: SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

                        [quote user="RoanokeFan"]SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

                        "Buying low and selling high; that's the basic foundation of trading on the
                        stock market successfully. But what if that strategy applied to the NFL? New York
                        Giants
                        general manager Jerry Reese contends that it does.

                        Last summer Reese explicitly stated his disdain for making "big sexy moves."
                        In fact, Reese controversially sold high on key free agents such as Steve Smith
                        and Kevin Boss, both of whom have now found homes on bargain basement deals with
                        their 3rd team in three years.


                        This offseason, the additions of Martellus*Bennett on a one-year deal, Stevie
                        Brown on a one-year deal, as well as Chris Horton on a one-year deal represents
                        a continuation of Reese's philosophy.*




                        If you think the pickups the Giants have made will have minimal impact, think
                        again. In the last four years, the Giants have signed players on cheap, short
                        deals, who ended up making major contributions over the course of the season.
                        Kawika*Mitchell, Derrick Ward, Deon Grant, Devin Thomas, and Steve Weatherford
                        have all come in on short, economical deals and made major contributions*to the
                        Giants and their success.*




                        None of these players were brought in near the beginning of free agency
                        either. Reese likes to strengthen his leverage when signing players by letting
                        the dust settle in free agency before he makes any moves. Players signed at the
                        outset of free agency tend to get deals well above their value. The more days
                        that pass, the more willing a player is to take a cheaper deal.




                        All are perfect examples of Reese's uncanny ability to buy low.




                        Look for this to continue to happen over the course of the next several
                        months.




                        Reese will take the draft round by round and pick by pick and if he
                        ultimately still feels as if he has holes on the team, he will address them
                        post-draft. Players at need positions like Jonathan Goff, Gary Brackett, Joseph
                        Addai, and others are still out there.*




                        No one knows what the Giants have in mind for draft day, but there is almost
                        a certainty that the Giants will sign players after the draft. Keith Bullock,
                        Deon Grant, as well as Steve Weatherford were all signed post- draft.*




                        Perhaps the Giants will add two running backs in the draft that they love,
                        like Lamar Miller or Bernard Pierce or perhaps they will land a middle
                        linebacker like Luke Keuchly. The team won't know until Mr. Irrelevant is
                        selected exactly who they need to add this summer to come into camp and
                        compete.

                        [/quote]Ah, my RF friend but when you combine a strategy of buying low with a great eye for talent (JR has scouting in his blood) you have something truly special! My point is that even if you know his strategy, you can't excute it without knowing exactly which players to bring in.
                        No one remembers who came in second.

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                        • #13
                          Re: SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

                          [quote user="jomo"][quote user="RoanokeFan"]SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

                          "Buying low and selling high; that's the basic foundation of trading on the
                          stock market successfully. But what if that strategy applied to the NFL? New York
                          Giants
                          general manager Jerry Reese contends that it does.

                          Last summer Reese explicitly stated his disdain for making "big sexy moves."
                          In fact, Reese controversially sold high on key free agents such as Steve Smith
                          and Kevin Boss, both of whom have now found homes on bargain basement deals with
                          their 3rd team in three years.


                          This offseason, the additions of MartellusBennett on a one-year deal, Stevie
                          Brown on a one-year deal, as well as Chris Horton on a one-year deal represents
                          a continuation of Reese's philosophy.




                          If you think the pickups the Giants have made will have minimal impact, think
                          again. In the last four years, the Giants have signed players on cheap, short
                          deals, who ended up making major contributions over the course of the season.
                          KawikaMitchell, Derrick Ward, Deon Grant, Devin Thomas, and Steve Weatherford
                          have all come in on short, economical deals and made major contributionsto the
                          Giants and their success.




                          None of these players were brought in near the beginning of free agency
                          either. Reese likes to strengthen his leverage when signing players by letting
                          the dust settle in free agency before he makes any moves. Players signed at the
                          outset of free agency tend to get deals well above their value. The more days
                          that pass, the more willing a player is to take a cheaper deal.




                          All are perfect examples of Reese's uncanny ability to buy low.




                          Look for this to continue to happen over the course of the next several
                          months.




                          Reese will take the draft round by round and pick by pick and if he
                          ultimately still feels as if he has holes on the team, he will address them
                          post-draft. Players at need positions like Jonathan Goff, Gary Brackett, Joseph
                          Addai, and others are still out there.




                          No one knows what the Giants have in mind for draft day, but there is almost
                          a certainty that the Giants will sign players after the draft. Keith Bullock,
                          Deon Grant, as well as Steve Weatherford were all signed post- draft.




                          Perhaps the Giants will add two running backs in the draft that they love,
                          like Lamar Miller or Bernard Pierce or perhaps they will land a middle
                          linebacker like Luke Keuchly. The team won't know until Mr. Irrelevant is
                          selected exactly who they need to add this summer to come into camp and
                          compete.

                          [/quote]Ah, my RF friend but when you combine a strategy of buying low with a great eye for talent (JR has scouting in his blood) you have something truly special! My point is that even if you know his strategy, you can't excute it without knowing exactly which players to bring in.[/quote]

                          You are absolutely correct and this is why I dust off Reese's pedestal daily []
                          “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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                          • #14
                            Re: SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

                            The master at work. Notice the one year deals to keep money free to sign the big boys- Cruz and Nicks.
                            Because of all of the effort and examination being poured into these predictions, the draft is a robust market that, in the aggregate, does a good job of sorting prospects from top to bottom.1 Yet despite so many people trying to “beat the market,” no single actor can do it consistently. Abnormal returns are likely due to luck, not skill. But that hasn’t stopped NFL executives from behaving with the confidence of traders.

                            http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/...eat-the-draft/

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                            • #15
                              Re: SPEARHEADED BY JERRY REESE, GIANTS' OFF-SEASON STRATEGY IS A STUDY IN ECONOMICS

                              I think the one-year deals are out of necessity rather than strategy. They simply have no choice.

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