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    BOLEY: I'M STILL THE OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

    BOLEY: I'M STILL THE OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

    "Earlier in the offseason, Giants GM Jerry Reese hinted that
    veteran outside linebacker Michael Boley could shift to the
    middle -- a position the team needs to fill.

    But right now Chase
    Blackburn
    is there, and Boley is on the outside -- something he doesn't
    foresee changing right now.

    "I'm still the outside linebacker," he said
    by phone on Wednesday. "But as things go, you never know. Once camp gets going,
    you never know what coach has planned. So right now, I'm just happy to have a
    job."

    Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell has said
    Blackburn is currently his starting middle linebacker. But Boley and
    Keith Rivers could see reps at middle linebacker in training
    camp as the Giants explore their options. Mark Herzlich and
    Greg Jones also are on the MLB depth chart although Jones saw
    time at third-team strong-side linebacker in minicamp.

    Boley called OTAs
    and minicamp "not as strenuous as our previous offseason," but he said the deep
    class of talent at linebacker has intensified things.

    "Oh yeah, there's
    definitely a lot of competition, especially with the different rule changes," he
    said. "Right now, the offseason roster goes from 80 to 90, so there are more
    guys. And once you have more guys at each position, it gives people more
    competition, which I think is a good thing."

    Boley said Keith
    Rivers
    , the Giants' latest arrival who was brought in via a trade in
    April for a fifth-round pick in the 2012 draft, is standing out as well.


    "He came in and he's done some tremendous work," he said. "He's picked
    up things pretty well."

    Boley will be entering the fourth year of his
    five-year, $25 million deal that he signed back in 2009. He finished last season
    as the second-leading tackler on the team (93), behind Antrel
    Rolle
    (96), and he had a team-high 10 tackles during the Giants' 21-17
    Super Bowl XLVI win over the Patriots in February."

    “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: BOLEY: I'M STILL THE OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"]BOLEY:* I'M STILL THE OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

    "Earlier in the offseason, Giants GM Jerry Reese hinted that
    veteran outside linebacker Michael Boley could shift to the
    middle -- a position the team needs to fill.

    But right now Chase
    Blackburn
    is there, and Boley is on the outside -- something he doesn't
    foresee changing right now.

    "I'm still the outside linebacker," he said
    by phone on Wednesday. "But as things go, you never know. Once camp gets going,
    you never know what coach has planned. So right now, I'm just happy to have a
    job."

    Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell has said
    Blackburn is currently his starting middle linebacker. But Boley and
    Keith Rivers could see reps at middle linebacker in training
    camp as the Giants explore their options. Mark Herzlich and
    Greg Jones also are on the MLB depth chart although Jones saw
    time at third-team strong-side linebacker in minicamp.

    Boley called OTAs
    and minicamp "not as strenuous as our previous offseason," but he said the deep
    class of talent at linebacker has intensified things.

    "Oh yeah, there's
    definitely a lot of competition, especially with the different rule changes," he
    said. "Right now, the offseason roster goes from 80 to 90, so there are more
    guys. And once you have more guys at each position, it gives people more
    competition, which I think is a good thing."

    Boley said Keith
    Rivers
    , the Giants' latest arrival who was brought in via a trade in
    April for a fifth-round pick in the 2012 draft, is standing out as well.


    "He came in and he's done some tremendous work," he said. "He's picked
    up things pretty well."

    Boley will be entering the fourth year of his
    five-year, $25 million deal that he signed back in 2009. He finished last season
    as the second-leading tackler on the team (93), behind Antrel
    Rolle
    (96), and he had a team-high 10 tackles during the Giants' 21-17
    Super Bowl XLVI win over the Patriots in February."

    [/quote]

    Boley has actually improved each year since he has been here. Now with Rivers to push him, he may get better.

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    Re: BOLEY: I'M STILL THE OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

    I think its good to hear that Boley seems impressed so far with Rivers

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    Re: BOLEY: I'M STILL THE OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

    I think it's great we have Boley and Rivers.
    “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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    I agree RF, I really think our LB corp steps up this year. All the young guys with an off season under their belt and another year experience is gonna help. Look for many different guys to contribute in certain packages

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    Re: BOLEY: I'M STILL THE OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

    [quote user="NYGiants2120"]I agree RF, I really think our LB corp steps up this year. All the young guys with an off season under their belt and another year experience is gonna help. Look for many different guys to contribute in certain packages[/quote]

    I was impressed with Jaquian (sp) Williams last year and Herzlich is a year healthier.
    “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: BOLEY: I'M STILL THE OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="NYGiants2120"]I agree RF, I really think our LB corp steps up this year. All the young guys with an off season under their belt and another year experience is gonna help. Look for many different guys to contribute in certain packages[/quote]

    I was impressed with Jaquian (sp) Williams last year and Herzlich is a year healthier.*
    [/quote]I really think this will be the beat year in a long long time at LB
    Football has been very, very good to us.
    Even though 2013 was a losing season, we can console ourselves with this fact-

    # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

    1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
    2-Washington, Green Bay, Denver, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
    3-San Francisco, Dallas, New England
    4-New York Giants!!!!!

    Let's make it 5 in 2014 !!!

    ***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***

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