MARIO MANNINGHAM'S DEPARTURE FROM GIANTS NOT LIKELY TO HAVE SERIOUS NEGATIVE IMPACT
"The current wide receiver situation is what is and no one in the front office
is thinking within miles of a negative effect. Michigan product, Mario
Manningham, has decided to move on to the west coast and into San Francisco.
Be New York Giant-like and wish him well.
General Manager Jerry
Reese and the Giants coaches were prepared for this and if you really
thought they were surprised, then you may not know this franchise. They don’t
wait until March or April and the parting of ways to figure out the next move.
Plan A, Plan B and a Plan C had already been drawn up and set to go into effect
if deemed necessary. There’s still over a month left before the 2012 NFL Draft and
the continuance of Free Agency. Teams will also proceed with their roster cuts
Currently on the New York
Giants roster are: Hakeem
Hixon, Jerrel Jernigan, Ramses Barden, and Practice Squad players Isaiah
Stanback and Dan DePalma. Missing are, of course, Manningham and two remaining
Thomas and Michael
Clayton. Many will say that this isn’t threatening. Many made that same
statement last season while also forgetting that there’s always something that
the front office knows that the fan base doesn’t.
This receiving corps is dependent not only on themselves, their talent and
their coaching, but on their quarterback. At this point a gentle, yet quite
important reminder will be tossed directly at you. Get open. This quote was
taken from an interview that Eli Manning had during the regular season (on the
with former NFL quarterback,
Kurt Warner. Warner led the questioning back into Manning’s mistake-riddled 2010
season (shocker) and brought up the Giants Offensive Captain’s
“inconsistencies.” An excerpt on #10’s answer:
“…He’s (receivers) doing the wrong thing, but I can still throw it in
there. And THAT’S where interceptions come from. I told my receivers: If you
make a mistake, you’re not getting the ball, so learn what to do. You’ll get
more catches. We give you the options to get open. If you do something I’m not
expecting, I’m not gonna throw it to you…”
There’s a pretty simple philosophy coming from a major cog in the offensive
machine. Everything happens for a reason. Cruz surpassed Manningham for a
reason. #82 was let free in search of a #1 receiver position for a reason. Reese
has his reasons and he knew them back during the regular season…guaranteed.
One last reminder of a time when a record-holding running back retired and
the New York Football
Giants did nothing in the way of big name in free agency or high round in the
draft to replace him. Remember?"