Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Three Battting To Be Starting MLB

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Three Battting To Be Starting MLB

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...77v9HQ3sRhtJtI

    Excerpt: "Two former high school rivals and a first-round flameout.

    No, this isn’t a reality show — it’s the battle for the Giants’ middle linebacker spot, made vacant when Chase Blackburn signed in the offseason with the Panthers.
    On the first day of organized team activities Wednesday, Mark Herzlich started, over fellow Pennsylvania product Dan Connor, who signed a one-year deal after one year with the Cowboys, and reclamation project Aaron Curry.

    It’s a wide-open competition, coach Tom Coughlin said, repeatedly using the word “opportunity” to describe the situation. Of the three, the five-year veteran Connor has the most experience, the 27-year-old Curry the most talent and intrigue, while Herzlich is the most familiar with the Giants’ system.Herzlich, in fact, was in the rotation at the position as a rookie, before suffering a high ankle sprain. The Giants picked up Blackburn when Herzlich went down and won the Super Bowl that year.

    “It’s a big opportunity for me to step up, to play like I know I can play, and really lead the defense,” the third-year pro and cancer survivor said. “I knew my opportunity would come at some point and hopefully this year’s that time.

    Herzlich and Connor are now teammates, but they were adversaries several years ago, living 15 minutes from each other in tiny Pennsylvania towns. Herzlich joked Connor, a fullback back then who had 56 tackles for the Cowboys last season, introduced him to varsity football by running him over.

    “I went to make a tackle and he put me right on my back,” he said.


    Then there is Curry, a major disappointment with the Seahawks after he was taken fourth overall in the 2009 draft and given a six-year, $60 million contract including $34 million guaranteed. He was with the Raiders last year, but was cut in late November after spending all but two weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list. He had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in December. Curry said he’s healthy now and ready to make an impact, to shed the bust label.


    “I just want to run around and hit things that are moving,” he said. “I hope to be able to uplift everything, do what’s asked of me, and do it at full speed.”
    The 6-foot-2, 255-pound Curry said he wasn’t mature enough to succeed when he first got into the league, preoccupied with himself, “selfish” and “focused on my own desires.”

    “Football wasn’t my top priority,” said Curry, who has 5 1/2 sacks and 190 tackles in his disappointing 48-game career." Read more...
    Last edited by RoanokeFan; 05-23-2013, 01:24 PM.
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

  • #2
    I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by Kruunch View Post
      which one is Moe?

      Comment


      • #4
        The MLB.
        I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

        Comment


        • #5
          In honor of our linebackers being a slapstick routine, Sam, Mike, and Will are now Larry, Moe, and Curly, respectively...

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

          Comment


          • #6
            Good God almighty.... We have the worst MLB of the 32 teams in the NFL.

            So, theoretically if we drafted Ogletree, Teo, Minter, Bostic, Red****, Nico Johnson, Greene, they would be our starting LB....

            This was the only way possible to make our MLB position worse then last year.

            TEs are going to have parties in between the hash marks against us.
            The Problem is the Oline, PERIOD

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
              http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...77v9HQ3sRhtJtI

              Excerpt: "Two former high school rivals and a first-round flameout.

              No, this isn’t a reality show — it’s the battle for the Giants’ middle linebacker spot, made vacant when Chase Blackburn signed in the offseason with the Panthers.
              On the first day of organized team activities Wednesday, Mark Herzlich started, over fellow Pennsylvania product Dan Connor, who signed a one-year deal after one year with the Cowboys, and reclamation project Aaron Curry.

              It’s a wide-open competition, coach Tom Coughlin said, repeatedly using the word “opportunity” to describe the situation. Of the three, the five-year veteran Connor has the most experience, the 27-year-old Curry the most talent and intrigue, while Herzlich is the most familiar with the Giants’ system.Herzlich, in fact, was in the rotation at the position as a rookie, before suffering a high ankle sprain. The Giants picked up Blackburn when Herzlich went down and won the Super Bowl that year.

              “It’s a big opportunity for me to step up, to play like I know I can play, and really lead the defense,” the third-year pro and cancer survivor said. “I knew my opportunity would come at some point and hopefully this year’s that time.

              Herzlich and Connor are now teammates, but they were adversaries several years ago, living 15 minutes from each other in tiny Pennsylvania towns. Herzlich joked Connor, a fullback back then who had 56 tackles for the Cowboys last season, introduced him to varsity football by running him over.

              “I went to make a tackle and he put me right on my back,” he said.


              Then there is Curry, a major disappointment with the Seahawks after he was taken fourth overall in the 2009 draft and given a six-year, $60 million contract including $34 million guaranteed. He was with the Raiders last year, but was cut in late November after spending all but two weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list. He had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in December. Curry said he’s healthy now and ready to make an impact, to shed the bust label.


              “I just want to run around and hit things that are moving,” he said. “I hope to be able to uplift everything, do what’s asked of me, and do it at full speed.”
              The 6-foot-2, 255-pound Curry said he wasn’t mature enough to succeed when he first got into the league, preoccupied with himself, “selfish” and “focused on my own desires.”

              “Football wasn’t my top priority,” said Curry, who has 5 1/2 sacks and 190 tackles in his disappointing 48-game career." Read more...
              Seeing those names for the MLB spot actually made me discouraged. Is Boley still available?

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Cool Papa B. View Post
                Seeing those names for the MLB spot actually made me discouraged. Is Boley still available?
                No, he's being sued for beating children.
                My body was sculpted to the proportions of Michelangelo's David.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by gmen0820 View Post
                  No, he's being sued for beating children.
                  So he signed with the Eagles?
                  "Team sports are a different animal. They tap into deep seeded tribal instincts. Our team vs your team used to be our tribe vs your tribe. Winner takes all – land, plunder, women. You inherently care when you are aligned with a tribe/team. The players are interchangeable but team always stays the same." - JOESONDO from UG forum

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Yay for nickel packages

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by timmytimm3 View Post
                      So he signed with the Eagles?
                      Yeah, he signed with Philly, a bunch of kids laughed at him, and he beat them.
                      My body was sculpted to the proportions of Michelangelo's David.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TheEnigma View Post
                        Yay for nickel packages
                        Wonder if we could run a 7 DB set.

                        Wouldn't make our run defense any worse.
                        I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kruunch View Post
                          Wonder if we could run a 7 DB set.

                          Wouldn't make our run defense any worse.
                          Might as well, the LB position is obsolete anyway, just ask Reese!

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Kruunch View Post
                            The only one that excites me is Curry and he is the least likely to win the battle.
                            No one remembers who came in second.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jomo View Post
                              The only one that excites me is Curry and he is the least likely to win the battle.
                              Curry or Curly? My money is on Curly

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X