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    OSI UMENYIORA'S TEAMMATES ARE READY TO MOVE ON WITHOUT HIM IF NEED BE

    OSI UMENYIORA'S TEAMMATES ARE READY TO MOVE ON WITHOUT HIM IF NEED BE

    "At least one member of the Giants defense believes the unit would go on
    without skipping a beat if defensive end Osi Umenyiora does not return last
    season, as he has indicated could be the case in several
    interviews and public appearances this week if his contract is not reworked.






    Linebacker Michael Boley pointed to the defense's success when Umenyiora was
    out due to injury last season as evidence that the defense can succeed if
    Umenyiora is traded during the offseason.




    "If Osi's not around it won't change anything," Boley said last night at the
    ESPN The Mag Pre-Draft Party in Manhattan last night. "We got a good group of
    guys. Obviously, having Osi there is great, but with him not being there it's
    not going to change. Just like the times that he's been hurt, nothing
    changed."




    Umenyiora missed seven games last season, but still managed to record nine
    sacks in nine regular season games and 3 1/2 more in the Giants' four postseason
    games.




    He told reporters yesterday that if he has to play under his current
    contract, "I really don't know how I'm going to react to that situation."




    Fellow defensive Jason Pierre-Paul said losing Umenyiora, someone who he said
    has aided his growth as a football player, "would hurt." But he also said he
    would be doing the same thing if he were in Umenyiora's position -- a
    30-year-old sackmaster entering the final year of a seven-year deal he feels
    he's outplayed.




    "This whole thing's a business," Pierre-Paul said. "I feel like Osi, he
    deserves better and what he's doing is a business part of football. If I was in
    the situation, too, I would do the same thing."




    With
    Dave Tollefson already gone to the Raiders
    , losing Umenyiora would mean that
    half of the Giants' vaunted NASCAR personnel on the line wouldn't be around.
    Pierre-Paul said he could see the Giants drafting a defensive end this weekend
    to maintain the unique personnel package and a quality rotation.


    "We're going to have to keep the rotation going," Pierre-Paul said. "That's
    with any line in the league. You got to have a rotation so when guys get tired,
    you depend on the next man to come in and fulfill thee job and do you job better
    than you can. That's with any defensive line."
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    Re: OSI UMENYIORA'S TEAMMATES ARE READY TO MOVE ON WITHOUT HIM IF NEED BE

    giants defense actually improved substantially with Osi in the lineup.... but ok,.

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    Osi's an important part of that rotation. How many other teams can cycle through three Pro Bowl-calibre D Ends? That line drives the defense. It'll be a big loss if/when Osi goes.

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    Re: OSI UMENYIORA'S TEAMMATES ARE READY TO MOVE ON WITHOUT HIM IF NEED BE

    As much as Osi gets on my nerves....Boley is out of his mind to think the the defense was just as good without him.
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    [quote user="FBomb"]As much as Osi gets on my nerves....Boley is out of his mind to think the the defense was just as good without him.[/quote]

    What else is he gong to say? We are doomed! It might just be an indication that some of the players don't like the drama Osi brings.

    Osi has been begging to be traded for the last two years. If he gets his wish, they are going to have to play with whoever is here. Linval Joseph was impressive last year and Marvin Austin is now healthy but as yet untested. I would not be surprised id they take a DL in the first round and I would also see that as a signal that Osi is done.

    Could they use Osi as trade bait to move up into the middle of the 1st round?

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    [quote user="RoanokeFan"]could they use Osi as trade bait to move up into the middle of the 1st round?

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    Been wondering that. They'd probably get more value that way than with a straight-up trade. The Pats are in need of a pass rusher and they have two first rounders.

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    Re: OSI UMENYIORA'S TEAMMATES ARE READY TO MOVE ON WITHOUT HIM IF NEED BE

    [quote user="Flip Empty"][quote user="RoanokeFan"]could they use Osi as trade bait to move up into the middle of the 1st round?

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    Been wondering that. They'd probably get more value that way than with a straight-up trade. The Pats are in need of a pass rusher and they have two first rounders.[/quote]

    Could make the first round a little intriguig.
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    We will definitely get a hint at what the plan is when we hear, "With the 32nd pick of the first round, the New York Giants select........Kendall Reyes or Nick Perry"

    If a DE like the two above are there that matches what the GMen want at DE- Osi could be moved. Maybe not for what we think he is worth but we might get a low second or high 3rd round pick ( lets say we use it on Mike Martin at DT or Derek Wolfe who can play both DT/DE) to go along the DE they draft with that 1st pick.

    Worst case scenario- we don't go DE with 1st and Osi is not moved and he plays this year with us. Do you think going into a FA year that Osi would not play all out to make sure he can get a contract next year?

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    Re: OSI UMENYIORA'S TEAMMATES ARE READY TO MOVE ON WITHOUT HIM IF NEED BE

    [quote user="DelawareGiants"]We will definitely get a hint at what the plan is when we hear, "With the 32nd pick of the first round, the New York Giants select........Kendall Reyes or Nick Perry"

    If a DE like the two above are there that matches what the GMen want at DE- Osi could be moved. Maybe not for what we think he is worth but we might get a low second or high 3rd round pick ( lets say we use it on Mike Martin at DT or Derek Wolfe who can play both DT/DE) to go along the DE they draft with that 1st pick.

    Worst case scenario- we don't go DE with 1st and Osi is not moved and he plays this year with us. Do you think going into a FA year that Osi would not play all out to make sure he can get a contract next year?[/quote]

    They could also be thinking of moving Kiwanuka back to DE and select a DT
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    Re: OSI UMENYIORA'S TEAMMATES ARE READY TO MOVE ON WITHOUT HIM IF NEED BE

    Tofleson and Osi can both be replaced, Kiwi, Tuck, JPP and Canty can rush the QB. We could use JPP, Tuck, Kiwi and send Rivers; so there are options to rushing the QB. When LT retired we thought the sack days were over for the Giants defense, but we survived and if Osi leaves we'll figure something out!!

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