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  • Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...

    http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-tr...-the-nfl-draft

    Excerpt (more at the link, under "Five Down"):

    The Giants, meanwhile, can't even follow their own history. Remember who
    the Giants had in 2006? Right: Tiki Barber, a big-name, big-money
    running back. When he retired before the 2007 season, the Giants pieced
    together a rotation with a fourth-round pick (Brandon Jacobs) and a pair
    of seventh-rounders (Ahmad Bradshaw and Derrick Ward). Behind a great
    offensive line, they were a dominant rushing attack and a key part of
    Big Blue's Super Bowl run. During the following season, they were even
    better, with Jacobs and Ward each hitting 1,000 yards. Instead of
    assuming that the offensive line was the important part of the equation,
    these running backs all began to get rich. Ward got a big contract in
    free agency from the Buccaneers and ran for a total of 409 yards before
    being released. Jacobs got a hefty raise to re-sign with the Giants and
    immediately saw his performance drop off before he was taken out of the
    starting lineup and replaced with Bradshaw. What do you think happened
    to Bradshaw? Why, he got a hefty contract extension last offseason and
    promptly saw his yards per carry dip below 4.0 for the first time in his
    career. Bradshaw also struggled with injuries and then nearly fumbled the game
    away in both the NFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl. How on earth
    could you follow that pattern and decide that your team needs to invest
    more in running backs? With their Super Bowl halo, though, the Giants
    spent the 32nd pick on Virginia Tech running back David Wilson. Some
    depth on the offensive line or in the back seven might have been more
    useful.

  • #2
    Re: Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...

    I ****ing hate Bill Barnwell.
    My body was sculpted to the proportions of Michelangelo's David.

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    • #3
      Re: Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...

      so he rips the Giants RBs for being injury prone and lack production after salary bumps but goign after a top notch RB is a bad thing?? According to him we need an RB worth the $$. He brings up the oline with good cuase but IMO the oline will be fine. He fails to mention that Wilson also is a good return guy too.

      "Measure Twice......Cut Once"
      You couldn't be more full of **** if you were break dancing in a Port-a-Potty.......Kruunch

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      • #4
        Re: Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...

        Who the **** is Bill Barnwell? Might as well be Barney Rubble ripping the giants. WHO GIVES A ****???!!!!
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        • #5
          Re: Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...






          Here he is folks, and no that's not a mug shot.




          The man is entitled to his opinion, but to bad his opinion is off base.


          Giants fan since the early 80s

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          • #6
            Re: Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...

            Bill Barnwell=lawl

            Sorry, had to do it

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            • #7
              Re: Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...

              Hes a Giants fan FYI.

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              • #8
                Re: Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...

                My response to Barnwell would be that although I agree that the O-Line was a big part of the running failure of last season, and that it also allowed the most QB hurries in the NFL (220 versus 205 for the second-worst team), the Giants didn't see O-Line value where they were picking, and are content to fix the O-Line incrementally while picking up some excellent skill players in the first 3 rounds. After all, the G-Men had an incredible championship run with their very suspect O-Line last season. In time, if the current crop of offensive tackles and guards doesn't show improvement, the Giants will move to correct the problem.

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                • #9
                  Re: Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...

                  [quote user="ny06"]




                  Here he is folks, and no that's not a mug shot.




                  The man is entitled to his opinion, but to bad his opinion is off base.

                  [/quote]

                  That guy is even beneath those dorks for the bleacher report.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...

                    [quote user="ny06"]





                    Here he is folks, and no that's not a mug shot.




                    The man is entitled to his opinion, but to bad his opinion is off base.




                    [/quote]







                    he looks like an expert on running backs!




                    moron.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...

                      [quote user="ny06"]




                      Here he is folks, and no that's not a mug shot.




                      The man is entitled to his opinion, but to bad his opinion is off base.

                      [/quote]

                      Looks like a Dallas fan. I bet he wears Tony Romo undershirts.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...

                        Actually Barnwell is a great writer and has had some nice articles for Grantland. It seems any time a player leaves the giants (goff - we must say who cares he wasn't good) or if a player becomes a giant its awesome (i realize not all of us do this but a vast majority). I would agree with Barnwell except for this. I have been praising Wilson for months now. He is a guy, unlike most backs, who doesn't need much room at all to pick up yards. He is extremely shifty (most yards after contact in all of college last year) and although it can get him in trouble as well, for the most part this type of back can work with many lines. A guy like shady comes to mind - although this is a tough comparison as he is one of the better backs in the league. The Eagles do a lot of quick hitting runs which forces mccoy to hit the hole fast - they also run a lot of delays giving mccoy a chance to choose the best hole - sort of a contradiction but he seems to do well at both.

                        I think the giants o line is very interesting in that they have 3 potential swings with locklear diehl and boothe. No one is a standout - with exception of snee but they have worked together for a good while and have a great deal of versatility. With a healthy snee (hurt shoulder all year) a healthy baas (variety of injuries) healthy Beatty (eye) and some young kids pushing (brewer/ petrus/ mosely/ mccants) the giants certainly will have competition and aren't in the bad spot some think we are. CAn they get better with a stud for sure - but its not just patchwork - there are some highly touted kids on this line.

                        But the point is no need to kill barnwell just cause he doesn't like wilson.




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                        • #13
                          Re: Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...



                          ha, he's ripping our Super Bowl winning formula????




                          must be a slow sports day????




                          we should have learned that operating the way we do only produces 2 Super Bowl wins in 4 years ... unaccecptable! ... we should have tradedour whole draft and next year's 1st for a4 wonderlic DB []

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                          • #14
                            Re: Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...

                            [quote user="ny06"]




                            Here he is folks, and no that's not a mug shot.




                            The man is entitled to his opinion, but to bad his opinion is off base.

                            [/quote]

                            Dude looks like a sex offender

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                            • #15
                              Re: Bill Barnwell (Grantland) rips Giants and Browns for grabbing RBs in 1st round...

                              Never even heard of Bill Barnwell.

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