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    GIANTS' JERRY REESE DISCUSSES OFF-SEASON ISSUES; EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER MARVIN AUSTIN

    GIANTS' JERRY REESE DISCUSSES OFF-SEASON ISSUES; EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER MARVIN AUSTIN

    "Amidst the craziness around the NFL this March, the Super Bowl Champion New York
    Giants
    are continuing to fly below the radar, strategizing about a best plan
    to field the best team possible next season. Leading this charge is General
    Manager, Jerry
    Reese
    , who has already lead the team to two Super Bowl
    Championships and earned the unwavering respect from Giants fans.

    Ralph Vacchiano reports via his Twitter handle that
    Reese will appear on SiriusXM later today and discuss several issues facing the
    Giants this off-season.




    When asked about who the Giants would like to start at middle linebacker,
    Reese simply stated, “I’m not sure.” However, per Vacchiano:





    Reese then mentioned three "interesting candidates for that job": Mark
    Herzlich
    , Greg
    Jones
    and … Michael
    Boley
    . #NYG




    Similar to the off-season after Super Bowl 42, the Giants are dealing with
    the departure of several key free agents, most notably, cornerback Aaron
    Ross
    and wide receiver, Mario
    Manningham
    . However, Reese took the bottom line, reality
    perspective, stating:





    "The salary cap rules the world. If you have a lot of good players you just
    can’t retain them all."




    But don't think that the Giants are necessarily finished in the free agency
    market. While they have not made too many moves (largely due to a tight budget),
    Reese alluded to some potential for some moves leading up to the draft,
    explaining:





    "There’s still some things to do in free agency for us, I think. We’ve just
    got to kind of slow-play it a little bit and see who’s out there and what’s
    available for us and what our needs are as we continue the offseason process,
    and kind of look down the road and see what the draft’s going to bring for us,
    see what’s available there."




    Reese also shared some rather disconcerting news about defensive tackle,
    Marvin
    Austin
    . While most fans who know about Austin are aware that he has
    not seen the field in some time, hearing this kind of feedback from Reese is
    both worrying and a call-to-action for the tackle. Reese elaborated:





    Jerry
    Reese
    on DT Marvin
    Austin
    : "We’re worried about him a little bit. He hasn’t played in such a
    long time . … This offseason is going to be big for him to get going again and
    get acclimated to playing football and playing at this level, which is going to be
    shocking to him because he hasn’t played in such a long time. To go out in there
    and tussle with those big guys, it’s going to be tougher than you think it is. …
    We hope he can get in there and give us a good rotation
    inside.”




    The Giants are still often commended as one of the best run teams when it
    comes to "creating and staying with a roster gameplan. There have been difficult
    decisions thus far this off-season and there will undoubtedly be more to come,
    but fans can rest-assured that they are in the highly capable hands of Jerry
    Reese
    ."

    “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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    Re: GIANTS' JERRY REESE DISCUSSES OFF-SEASON ISSUES; EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER MARVIN AUSTIN

    It's great we have a regular off-season this year. I trust Marvin will appear at every organized event to get himself into football condition.
    “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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    Re: GIANTS' JERRY REESE DISCUSSES OFF-SEASON ISSUES; EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER MARVIN AUSTIN

    I can't imagine Austin contributing much less than Joseph did his first year. He will be soaking in a lot this year and maybe see some field time.

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    Re: GIANTS' JERRY REESE DISCUSSES OFF-SEASON ISSUES; EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER MARVIN AUSTIN

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"]It's great we have a regular off-season this year.* I trust Marvin will appear at every organized event to get himself into football condition.
    [/quote] I really hope so because the talent is there, just needs to get himself back into football shape/speed.

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    Re: GIANTS' JERRY REESE DISCUSSES OFF-SEASON ISSUES; EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER MARVIN AUSTIN

    Boley at MLB?

    Is Reese interested in Zach Brown?

    Brown, Boley, Williams would be superb against the pass, all can blitz and will be above average against the run.



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    [quote user="giantsfan39"]Boley at MLB?

    Is Reese interested in Zach Brown?

    Brown, Boley, Williams would be superb against the pass, all can blitz and will be above average against the run.


    [/quote] Im not a very big fan of zach brown. sure hes got speed but his tackling ability leaves something to be desired.

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    [quote user="Roxersboxers"][quote user="giantsfan39"]Boley at MLB?

    Is Reese interested in Zach Brown?

    Brown, Boley, Williams would be superb against the pass, all can blitz and will be above average against the run.


    [/quote] Im not a very big fan of zach brown. sure hes got speed but his tackling ability leaves something to be desired.[/quote]

    Yea you are right there. But why would he mention Boley at MLB whose is nowhere near as aggressive against the run an MLB should be? We brought him in to cover TEs not be the run stopper.

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    [quote user="giantsfan39"][quote user="Roxersboxers"][quote user="giantsfan39"]Boley at MLB?

    Is Reese interested in Zach Brown?

    Brown, Boley, Williams would be superb against the pass, all can blitz and will be above average against the run.


    [/quote] Im not a very big fan of zach brown. sure hes got speed but his tackling ability leaves something to be desired.[/quote]

    Yea you are right there. But why would he mention Boley at MLB whose is nowhere near as aggressive against the run an MLB should be? We brought him in to cover TEs not be the run stopper.
    [/quote]




    Because Boley already makes the defensive adjustments and moving him to MLB would allow J. Will to get on the field in our base defense. Boley already also plays the MLB role in our nickle and dime packages.

    All Hail The New York Giants!!

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    Re: GIANTS' JERRY REESE DISCUSSES OFF-SEASON ISSUES; EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER MARVIN AUSTIN

    [quote user="Roxersboxers"][quote user="giantsfan39"]Boley at MLB?

    Is Reese interested in Zach Brown?

    Brown, Boley, Williams would be superb against the pass, all can blitz and will be above average against the run.


    [/quote] Im not a very big fan of zach brown. sure hes got speed but his tackling ability leaves something to be desired.[/quote]

    I agree, he isn't very strong in tackling or instincts. Even lacks physicality typically seen at LB or even SS position. IMO!

    [quote user="giantsfan39"][quote user="Roxersboxers"][quote user="giantsfan39"]Boley at MLB?

    Is Reese interested in Zach Brown?

    Brown, Boley, Williams would be superb against the pass, all can blitz and will be above average against the run.


    [/quote] Im not a very big fan of zach brown. sure hes got speed but his tackling ability leaves something to be desired.[/quote]

    Yea you are right there. But why would he mention Boley at MLB whose is nowhere near as aggressive against the run an MLB should be? We brought him in to cover TEs not be the run stopper.
    [/quote]

    I think its JR's way of saying "LB's are not important". Plus Boley is the signal caller regardless of where he is playing, it only makes more sense to put the signal caller in the middle, I suppose.

    Also, he might be thinking of moving JWill to SAM, Boley as MIKE(lol) and Herzlich(or Jones) in as WILL.

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    Re: GIANTS' JERRY REESE DISCUSSES OFF-SEASON ISSUES; EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER MARVIN AUSTIN

    I'm hoping Austin can come in this year and get back into football shape. He does have youth on his side and it's not like he was injured for two years. One year was due to a college suspension but he was staying in shape and did play some pre season last year.

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