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    OSI UMENYIORA, GIANTS ACTIVELY DISCUSSING NEW CONTRACT

    OSI UMENYIORA, GIANTS ACTIVELY DISCUSSING NEW CONTRACT

    "Rome wasn't built in a day, and the New York
    Giants
    and defensive end Osi
    Umenyiora
    aren't likely to come to an agreement on a new contract in that
    amount of time either. However, it's all about progress and that's exactly
    what's occurring between Big Blue and the Chief. ESPN's Sal Paolantonio
    reports
    that despite the significant gap between the two sides, they have
    continued actively discussing a new contract for the former Pro Bowler.


    Umenyiora has received a lot of support from his teammates recently, with
    many of them speaking out publicly. It began with Justin Tuck and continued with Mathias
    Kiwanuka
    on Wednesday.





    "He has been under contract in a bad deal for years now and anybody who looks
    at the situation would say, ‘Well, this should have been taken care of a long
    time ago,’” said LB Mathias
    Kiwanuka
    . “For whatever reason, it hasn’t. So I understand his
    frustration.”




    The endorsements haven't been lost on Osi, who says it's made this entire
    situation that much more difficult for him.





    “What I’ve heard from Kiwi, and Tuck and JPP, I’ll never forget as long as I
    live,” Umenyiora said. “That’s exactly why we are champions. Because
    we have each other’s back. These days you hardly see that kind of loyalty from
    anybody. I appreciate it, and honestly it makes things that much harder for me.
    Because those are the people I need to be around.”




    Osi has been absent from the voluntary Organized Team Activities (OTAs), but
    will be expected to attend mandatory veteran mini-camp which begins on June
    12th. Whether or not the two sides can bridge the gap in contract talks between
    now and then may play a large role in him showing up or choosing to be
    fined."

    “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: OSI UMENYIORA, GIANTS ACTIVELY DISCUSSING NEW CONTRACT

    This will get very interesting come mandatory practice

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    Re: OSI UMENYIORA, GIANTS ACTIVELY DISCUSSING NEW CONTRACT

    [quote user="ShakeNBake"]This will get very interesting come mandatory practice
    [/quote]

    Maybe the sun will rise in the west and they will come to an agreement before fines are mandated.
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    Re: OSI UMENYIORA, GIANTS ACTIVELY DISCUSSING NEW CONTRACT

    “What I’ve heard from Kiwi, and Tuck and JPP, I’ll never forget as long as I live,” Umenyiora said. “That’s exactly why we are champions. Because we have each other’s back. These days you hardly see that kind of loyalty from anybody. I appreciate it, and honestly it makes things that much harder for me. Because those are the people I need to be around.”
    'What if' the players had to sit down and decide among themselves who gets paid what. The sense of loyalty will go out the window

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    [quote user="BeatYale"]
    “What I’ve heard from Kiwi, and Tuck and JPP, I’ll never forget as long as I live,” Umenyiora said. “That’s exactly why we are champions. Because we have each other’s back. These days you hardly see that kind of loyalty from anybody. I appreciate it, and honestly it makes things that much harder for me. Because those are the people I need to be around.”
    'What if' the players had to sit down and decide among themselves who gets paid what. The sense of loyalty will go out the window [/quote]

    It's easy to say "pay the man" when you're not responsible for finding the money.
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    Kiwi should shut up about the "bad contract". If he were on a "good contract" Kiwi would still be on his 2y/8m deal instad of the deal he is on now.

    If he didn't get a new contract he wouldn't have said damn thing.

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    [quote user="BlueBlooded1979"]Kiwi should shut up about the "bad contract". If he were on a "good contract" Kiwi would still be on his 2y/8m deal instad of the deal he is on now.

    If he didn't get a new contract he wouldn't have said damn thing.[/quote]

    Perhaps, but there is the positive aspect of unit cohesiveness to be considered.
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    Re: OSI UMENYIORA, GIANTS ACTIVELY DISCUSSING NEW CONTRACT

    Osi better think about what happened to Steve Smith. ( He would scrub floors now, for that kind of money He was initially offered. Before His injury )

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    Re: OSI UMENYIORA, GIANTS ACTIVELY DISCUSSING NEW CONTRACT

    Glad at least the two sides are talking. The defense isn't the same without Osi.

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    [quote user="NY_Eli"]Glad at least the two sides are talking. The defense isn't the same without Osi.[/quote]

    That's where it all starts
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