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  • NY Giants Keep Or Dump: David Diehl

    http://www.giants101.com/2013/01/24/...p-david-diehl/

    Excerpt: "The New York Giants fell incredibly short of their lofty expectations for their 2012 campaign. Although many pundits believed Big Blue had enough to repeat as Super Bowl champions, this team has been sitting at home for nearly a month watching the playoffs unfold. For many fans, the offensive line was a major reason behind the Giants failures. Namely, David Diehl took a lot of the blame upon his shoulders. However, the statistics say the Giants had one of the best offensive lines in the NFL in 2012.

    The Giants gave up an average of 1.2 sacks per game last season, which was the best mark in the league. Eli Manning was sacked on just 3.58 percent of his drop backs, also good for best in the NFL. The rushing attack improved from last in the NFL in 2011 to 14th in 2012. Although this unit fails the proverbial eye test, the statistics say that Big Blue's offensive line improved drastically this season. However, that doesn't mean we won't see changes in 2013.

    David Diehl is going to turn 33 years old next season. He's a former All-Pro and a two-time Super Bowl champion that has been a cornerstone on the Giants offensive line for the better part of the last decade. However, it became clear over the last several games of last season that Diehl is no longer a starting offensive tackle in the NFL. Given his drastic decline, it stands to reason that the Giants should cut him loose this offseason and fine a cheaper replacement. However, it does not appear that Diehl is going anywhere this offseason.

    Diehl is on the books for $7.45 million in 2013. At this point in his career, he would be able to sign for the veteran minimum on the open market, at best. If the Giants were to move on from him, most other teams would see that as a red flag. For the sake of the younger offensive linemen on the roster, it makes perfect sense to move on from Diehl. However, even if the Giants cut him, he would still count $3 million against the salary cap for next season. That's a lot of money to allocate to a person not on the roster." 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
    i dnt expect this to be kind lol...

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    • #3
      altho, in all honesty, he's probably as good as depth as you're gonna get. thing is, he's overpaid way too much. I'd actually say keep, if he takes a pay cut. not a restructure, but pay cut

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      • #4
        Paycut and backup.
        Mood: WOOF!

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        • #5
          Cut him and then offer a vet min contract. It's still gonna be upwards of 900k/year given how long he's been in the league, plus the 3 mill he's guaranteed, but that would still save us at least 3.5 mill overall. If he doesn't take it, then we have 4 mill we can use to draft a solid young tackle.

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

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          • #6
            Time to move on. Yes $3 million is a lot to pay but they would save a lot too.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Toadofsteel View Post
              Cut him and then offer a vet min contract. It's still gonna be upwards of 900k/year given how long he's been in the league, plus the 3 mill he's guaranteed, but that would still save us at least 3.5 mill overall. If he doesn't take it, then we have 4 mill we can use to draft a solid young tackle.
              4mill helps....Itd be a shame to still pay Diehl big $$ for what he offers...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by giantsfan420 View Post
                altho, in all honesty, he's probably as good as depth as you're gonna get. thing is, he's overpaid way too much. I'd actually say keep, if he takes a pay cut. not a restructure, but pay cut
                agreed, if Diehl takes a considerable pay cut then he would be fine to keep as an experienced backup...but we absolutely have to get younger and more talented on the O line...

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                • #9
                  Dump him now, he can be replaced through the draft

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                  • #10
                    ugh - if hes a backup we could very well see him in the lineup again. Maybe worth to eat the 3 mil to get the young blood in there as the backup and number 3.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ruttiger711 View Post
                      ugh - if hes a backup we could very well see him in the lineup again. Maybe worth to eat the 3 mil to get the young blood in there as the backup and number 3.
                      that may happen but its really hard to eat the 3 million dollar hit and get nothing for it

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JesseJames View Post
                        that may happen but its really hard to eat the 3 million dollar hit and get nothing for it
                        Yeah... and I'm all for depth, but I dont want my focus next season on every offensive play to be on the RT praying to god he doesnt go down .

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cloud57 View Post
                          Dump him now, he can be replaced through the draft
                          You are still going to have a 3M CAP hit. Better to try a pay cut approach first.
                          “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
                            Originally posted by giantsfan420 View Post
                            altho, in all honesty, he's probably as good as depth as you're gonna get. thing is, he's overpaid way too much. I'd actually say keep, if he takes a pay cut. not a restructure, but pay cut
                            Agreed but it needs to be a BIG paycut and he can't be viewed as a starter in any way. We need a major reload along the OL starting with LT.
                            No one remembers who came in second.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ruttiger711 View Post
                              ugh - if hes a backup we could very well see him in the lineup again. Maybe worth to eat the 3 mil to get the young blood in there as the backup and number 3.
                              i mean that sounds all well and good (getting young players as depth as well), but lets say we're in a must win game, and the RT goes down. Would you have been cool with Brewer over DD last yr? Sometimes experience is worth its weight in gold...

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