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  • RoanokeFan
    started a topic Giants Must Find Solution At MLB This Offseason

    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...

  • B&RWarrior
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    LBs in a 4-3 feed off the effectiveness of the Dline, inside LBs effectiveness is reliant on the effectiveness of the DTs, especially. D-line and specifically the DTs should be the priiority. It's the reason Ray Lewis begged Ravens management to draft Ngata. That being said we'll draft BPA.

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  • TheEnigma
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    Originally posted by gmen0820 View Post
    Can we just rename the MIKE LBer position to: "the only thing the Giants will ever need in the world?"


    Or how about -- for efficiency sakes -- "The GOD position?"
    "With the 19th pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Giants select Super Awesome Linebacker Guy!"

    5 months later...

    "OMG THIS GUY CAN'T COVER TE'S!!! BUST!"

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  • gmen0820
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    Can we just rename the MIKE LBer position to: "the only thing the Giants will ever need in the world?"


    Or how about -- for efficiency sakes -- "The GOD position?"

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  • TheAnalyst
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    I think Boley gets cut. He was getting less and less playing time as the year went on. I also feel Herzlich gets cut.

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  • Redeyejedi
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    Originally posted by ELI_HOF_NYG View Post
    who was the kid from VA Tech,,,i have removed him from memory.
    in this draft ,Bruce Taylor or do u mean Virginia Clint Sintim

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  • Giantslb66
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    Originally posted by Drez View Post
    I think you're thinking of the Ravens game.
    My bad......Thanks

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  • Redeyejedi
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    I really thought Jacquain Williams was going to emerge as a legitimate starter so cutting Boley would be very easy to do this offseason. 1 spot I thought had a long range answer is still up in the air

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  • Drez
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    Originally posted by Giantslb66 View Post
    Just watch the last Redskins game. We had FOUR of them on the field at the same time that night and look what we got.
    I think you're thinking of the Ravens game.

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  • Giantslb66
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    Originally posted by ELI_HOF_NYG View Post
    what have you seen to think our LB's wont be that bad next season? they are atrocious. we need to take a legit prospect in the 1st like alec ogeltree if he makes it to us. I would say LB is a very big need on this team and has been for some time.
    Just watch the last Redskins game. We had FOUR of them on the field at the same time that night and look what we got.

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  • giantsfan420
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    Originally posted by ELI_HOF_NYG View Post
    he is 6'3 232 lbs with plenty of room to grow so I dont follow,,,he can tackle, cover and go sideline to sideline,,, ray lewis 6'1, 240 patrick willis 6'1 240.
    he didnt look it i guess. maybe he plays too high/upright? i dunno i just remember thinking he looked lanky and more slimmed like he was an OLB in a 3-4. He just doesnt strike me as an NFL MLB. I can see he has a ton of athleticism, so he should be able to cover and play sideline2sideline, but I dunno imo itd be a huge reach taking him at 19 especially to play MLB. i could be wrong its happened before itll happen again, that was just my honest take on the little i have seen

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  • gumby74
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    Originally posted by myles2424 View Post
    $$ for what?
    Resign JPP. The list of Free agents this year and next is ridiculous. On top of that, we'll probably need to draft dline and oline this year. No time/money for LBer.

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  • ELI_HOF_NYG
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    Originally posted by giantsfan420 View Post
    id be pissed if we took ogeltree. no way hes a mlb at the nfl level in that build. too skinny/lanky imo. hed be a good WS LB but we already have like 3 of them in williams, boley, and rivers...plus, from what ive seen of ogeltree, once an OL got his hands on him, Ogeltree was useless. Looks like he has issues getting off blocks. Theres just no way I could see Ogeltree starting for us at MLB day 1. thats just me and i admit im not great with college player analysis so if someone can prove me wrong Im not above admitting i was incorrect
    he is 6'3 232 lbs with plenty of room to grow so I dont follow,,,he can tackle, cover and go sideline to sideline,,, ray lewis 6'1, 240 patrick willis 6'1 240.

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  • giantsfan420
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    Originally posted by ELI_HOF_NYG View Post
    what have you seen to think our LB's wont be that bad next season? they are atrocious. we need to take a legit prospect in the 1st like alec ogeltree if he makes it to us. I would say LB is a very big need on this team and has been for some time.
    id be pissed if we took ogeltree. no way hes a mlb at the nfl level in that build. too skinny/lanky imo. hed be a good WS LB but we already have like 3 of them in williams, boley, and rivers...plus, from what ive seen of ogeltree, once an OL got his hands on him, Ogeltree was useless. Looks like he has issues getting off blocks. Theres just no way I could see Ogeltree starting for us at MLB day 1. thats just me and i admit im not great with college player analysis so if someone can prove me wrong Im not above admitting i was incorrect

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  • ELI_HOF_NYG
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    Originally posted by Carter.525 View Post
    like Greg Jones or Dillard..
    who was the kid from VA Tech,,,i have removed him from memory.

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