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    Giants' Osi Points Fingers, Calls For Overhaul

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...e5H1ywwcOD6QjM

    Excerpt: "There will be changes following this season for the Giants because there always are, especially after a team fails to live up to expectations. Osi Umenyiora after 10 years with the Giants figures to be one of those changes.

    Umenyiora, 31, has been around long enough to know, as he says, there’s a “high probability’’ he will be playing for another team in 2013. But as he contemplates what figures to be his last game for the Giants — Sunday against the Eagles — Umenyiora is also wondering how the powers that be will determine who stays and who goes.


    “Where are they going to make the changes is the question,’’ Umenyiora said. “There’s no individual, there’s no aspect of the team this year that stood out. There’s nowhere that was up to the standards that we set last year. If they’re going to be making changes, it has to be wholesale changes. Everybody has to leave. There has to be changes for everybody because nobody played above average this year.’’


    Clearly, “everybody’’ is not going to leave. It looked as if Umenyiora would be gone following the Super Bowl victory, but he and the team agreed on a contract restructuring both sides could live with. The deal included an easily-voidable 2013 season. Unlike 2011, Umenyiora stayed healthy the entire season and, operating in a defensive end rotation behind starters Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck, had six sacks, only one-half behind Pierre-Paul for the team lead.

    “I definitely have some very good years left in me,’’ Umenyiora said. “I haven’t lost any explosion. I haven’t lost any speed. I’m not happy about the way the season unfolded, but I’m happy about that.’’His goal, Umenyiora stressed, is to remain with the Giants but he knows that is a long-shot.

    “I think most people want to finish out their career with the team that they started and I fall into that category,’’ he said. “I would have loved to have finished my career here, but everybody is not so fortunate. Everybody is not a Michael [Strahan].


    “I’m just happy with the things I’ve done here and I’m happy with the things that I’ve accomplished here. If it does, in fact, turn out to be my last game, then it’s been a wonderful, wonderful ride and I’m just going to walk around in New York with my head held high because it’s been a great accomplishment playing for this organization and being able to do some of the things that we accomplished here as a team.’’
    As for what he’s looking for moving forward, Umenyiora said he’s looking to be a starter somewhere next season." Read more...
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    Osi is living in La La Land
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    He's worried what an over 30 pass rusher is going to command in the off season, especially one in obvious decline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    Osi is living in La La Land
    Osi actually missed the bus to La La Land because he was too slow to catch it, which left him stranded in denial!

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    "If they’re going to be making changes, it has to be wholesale changes. Everybody has to leave."

    lol oook Osi. He seems like the guy who gets fired and tries getting people to quit and leave with him. It's embarrassing....Much like his play.

    We don't need wholesale changes. We need to cut the guys that are supposed to be setting an example and failed miserably at it. The guys chuckling on the sideline down by 20 and playing like they simply don't care. Yeah, guys just like you Osi. You can take Tuck with you.
    Last edited by M00KIE; 12-25-2012 at 09:53 AM.

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    Ehh....Osi knows what good and bad he has done here but overall he has had good success with the Giants. Dont really see much wrong with what he said at all....
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    Osi is 100% correct in what he's saying. Don't just blame the dline for not getting sacks. I've seen where they were close but someone is always open. Secondary can't cover, Oline can't block, WR's can't get open and the schemes on both sides of the ball is flawed. To be fair to Osi, it's hard to get a rythem when you're only playing 25 to 30 snaps a game. JPP and Tuck has played more and has less sacks than Osi. Osi has been the most consistant pass rusher and still gets the most flack on these boards.

    I know Osi will be gone but i would rather resign him to a 2 yr deal if he comes cheap.

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    This team will be fine. They'll just cut old, over-the-hill players like Osi, and Tuck and make savvy moves in FA and the draft. Next year, SB contenders. Business as usual.

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    He's right this team needs major changes before it can become relevant again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmen0820 View Post
    This team will be fine. They'll just cut old, over-the-hill players like Osi, and Tuck and make savvy moves in FA and the draft. Next year, SB contenders. Business as usual.
    SMH at people calling players that are 30-31..old. You gotta be 19 to have that mindset. Guess Peyton shouldn't be playing cuz he's ancient! 36 I believe.

    Got news for you, there are a ton of players in their mid 20s that suck in the NFL. Age has nothing to do with it. It's 90% mental 10% physical.

    AB is like 29 & he's also referred to as being "old". Amazing. Got news for some of you...you need a mixture of seasoned vets & young players to have a contending team. You want an entire starting lineup of 22 yr olds on both sides of the ball, be prepared to go thru some lean yrs while they learn how to win.

    And by the time they do learn how to win, they will be entering the "old" age of the late 20s that many of you here seem to think a player starts being "washed up". Greg Jennings is being pushed out of GB cuz he's "old'. 29 is what he is! SHM.

    Osi & Tuck are at the most 31, they ain't old & washed up, they just probably have become content with 2 SB rings & don't want to put in the effort it takes to win it again. Then I'm in total agreement that they should be traded, released. But to bring up age as an excuse as to why they are not playing like they have the past few yrs is ludricous!

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