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  • Giants Must Find Solution At MLB This Offseason

    http://www.giants101.com/2013/01/16/...his-offseason/

    Excerpt: "The New York Giants defense faces a major question mark at the middle linebacker position that must be addressed before the start of next season. Starter Chase Blackburn is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and General Manager Jerry Reese must decide whether to resign him or look at other options for a middle linebacker whether it comes from a player already on their roster, free agency or the draft.

    Despite being touted as on of the teams' deepest units, last season's linebacker squad anchored a Giants defense that ranked 31st allowing 6,134 yards. The defense also ranked 28th in the passing game (254.3 yards per game), and 25th against the run (129.1 yards per game). The team may suffer the same results again unless some type of upgrade is made.

    Blackburn, who will be 30-years-old before the start of next season, was the starter in 23 of the last 25 games. Though Blackburn gave the Giants some consistency at the position with 98 tackles, it didn't seem he was able to make the key play when the team needed it like he was able to the season before. The player with most experience after him on the Giants roster is undrafted free agent Mark Herzlich. The Giants made it clear he was being groomed to be their future at linebacker, but in his limited opportunities, Herzlich's performance left something to be desired.

    The Giants have several other youngsters who they could fill in at middle linebacker in Jacquian Williams and Spencer Paysinger. Williams, a second-year player drafted out of South Florida by the Giants, showed promise at times but battled injuries all season. The Giants also sent a fifth-round pick to the Cincinnati Bengals for Keith Rivers who also has issues staying healthy. The other option currently on the roster is Michael Boley, who saw his playing time inexplicably diminish." Read more...
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

  • #2
    we've had crap linebackers for the last 10 years. I'll be fine with that again, as long as we fix our dline.
    http://boards.giants.com/showthread....est-game/page6
    http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Articles/11_2554_A_brief,_fact-filled_history_of_the_NFL_passing_game.html
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8732732/is-new-york-giants-qb-eli-manning-worthy-hall-fame-espn-magazine

    Entire Team Let Eli down today - NYG4l

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    • #3
      how could you be fine with crap linebackers. your nuts. Groom Hertz? No way. Enough of these NON athletic dudes that suck. Get a beast in the middle who needs to be accounted for on every play. We want great. Not crappy.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by embeshAtYa View Post
        how could you be fine with crap linebackers. your nuts. Groom Hertz? No way. Enough of these NON athletic dudes that suck. Get a beast in the middle who needs to be accounted for on every play. We want great. Not crappy.
        Because I'd rather spend our money elsewhere. It obvious that LBers is not a key component of our defensive philosphy. dline however is. There's not enough money to go around.
        http://boards.giants.com/showthread....est-game/page6
        http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Articles/11_2554_A_brief,_fact-filled_history_of_the_NFL_passing_game.html
        http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8732732/is-new-york-giants-qb-eli-manning-worthy-hall-fame-espn-magazine

        Entire Team Let Eli down today - NYG4l

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gumby74 View Post
          Because I'd rather spend our money elsewhere. It obvious that LBers is not a key component of our defensive philosphy. dline however is. There's not enough money to go around.
          I agree with Gumby74. Would be nice to find a gem MLB in the draft some how but the Dline is key for our defense.

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          • #6
            The philosophy has been the guys we have are good enough. Thats where it needs to be changed. Game changer. not good enough. All this talk from Coughlin.. Stop Run. Well how about you get the personel that can do that!!!

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            • #7
              as of now our MLB is not on the roster..... I hope

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              • #8
                Originally posted by embeshAtYa View Post
                The philosophy has been the guys we have are good enough. Thats where it needs to be changed. Game changer. not good enough. All this talk from Coughlin.. Stop Run. Well how about you get the personel that can do that!!!
                You're blaming TC for personnel decisions?
                “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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                • #9
                  LB's are a huge issue, and the worst they've been as a whole in quite some time, and thats saying something... Upgrades are a must...

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                  • #10
                    We also need solid players around our DLINE, as the DLINE needs help as well.. By not upgrading our LB unit, were also hurting our Dline..

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Carter.525 View Post
                      as of now our MLB is not on the roster..... I hope
                      teo baby
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ryan12 View Post
                        teo baby
                        I'm down..

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                        • #13
                          I think either Te'o or Ogletree will fall to #19...

                          I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by nycsportzfan View Post
                            We also need solid players around our DLINE, as the DLINE needs help as well.. By not upgrading our LB unit, were also hurting our Dline..
                            We also need a CB if Webster cannot return to form, and help on the offensive line especially if Beatty isn't resigned. We have so many holes I would be surprised if we took a LB in the first, but I agree the LB core is horrible as well and needs help.

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                            • #15
                              The game is changing with these mobile QBs. Unless the Giants plan on employing a 4 DE, 7DB scheme we need to upgrade the speed in our LB core. The days of the lumbering Kiwi or Chase are (hopefully) over. I would flip if Teo somehow falls to 19. I do think he will still be there after the top 10 so its not inconcievable to think the Giants could jump up a few spots to snatch him.

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