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    Exclamation With FA looming, Let's compile a list of former Giants who committed 'career suicide'

    So the topic title only allows so many words. Basically let's compile a complete list of players whose performance 'fell off' considerably the following season(s) after departing us.


    I'll start..

    Brandon Jacobs
    Manningham
    Shockey
    Steve Smith
    Bavaro (Was actually cut after the injury so really doesn't qualify, although he would of retired a Giant)
    Plax
    Gibril Wilson
    Kevin Boss
    Goff
    Aaron Ross
    Tollefson
    Cofield (Could of had another ring)
    Tiki (Retired but would have probably won a ring)
    Armstead
    Luke Petitgout
    Ike Hilliard
    Tim Carter (Although he was traded)
    Will Allen
    William Joseph ? Can't remember if we released him or not
    Derrick Ward loved Ward
    Will Demps


    That's QUITE the long list....




    List of players that have done well for themselves:

    Visanthe
    Jurevicus
    Ron Dayne
    Dhani Jones
    Freddy Robbins


    Add on


    Basically almost everyone that departs us in one way or another would give their pay check to be back in Giants blue.
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    PLax shot himself
    Dont fully agree with mario - went to a good team had a decent year and got hurt - but team went further then gmen
    Luke played almost his whole career with gmen and we let him go - just tried to extend his career.
    Tolly and gibril just wanted pay days cant blame em - werent getting it here - guess same can be said of most guys.

    i'd agree that they may have been better off in blue but these guys have to get paid and quickly the time span of a player is so small.

    Its about getting paid to make a living or an entire lifetime off a bonecrunching sport. Then once the contract is signed the guys can focus on winning. But I really dont blame one of them for the former. I will say a guy like jacobs could easily have taken a couple of hundred thousand less to stay in blue and actually play. With the great deal of cash being offered .1 or .5 really has to be considered carefully if you are in a good spot (starting or rotating in) with a goodQB/ coach/ offense - like the Gmen have helping your stats
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave56dj View Post
    PLax shot himself
    Dont fully agree with mario - went to a good team had a decent year and got hurt - but team went further then gmen
    Luke played almost his whole career with gmen and we let him go - just tried to extend his career.
    Tolly and gibril just wanted pay days cant blame em - werent getting it here - guess same can be said of most guys.

    i'd agree that they may have been better off in blue but these guys have to get paid and quickly the time span of a player is so small.

    Its about getting paid to make a living or an entire lifetime off a bonecrunching sport. Then once the contract is signed the guys can focus on winning. But I really dont blame one of them for the former. I will say a guy like jacobs could easily have taken a couple of hundred thousand less to stay in blue and actually play. With the great deal of cash being offered .1 or .5 really has to be considered carefully if you are in a good spot (starting or rotating in) with a goodQB/ coach/ offense - like the Gmen have helping your stats
    I wouldn't say Rio had a decent year at all, even before the injury. You really think he enjoyed going from Eli Mannign to Alex Smith? lol

    Ah right, forgot he released Luke.

    Can't blame Tollefson but Gibril had it good here. His career was over once he went the Oakland. Although he had his best season with them.... just no team success. have to wonder if he regrets that decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYG4lifeNYK View Post
    I wouldn't say Rio had a decent year at all, even before the injury. You really think he enjoyed going from Eli Mannign to Alex Smith? lol

    Ah right, forgot he released Luke.

    Can't blame Tollefson but Gibril had it good here. His career was over once he went the Oakland. Although he had his best season with them.... just no team success. have to wonder if he regrets that decision.
    Its hard to blame a guy like Gibril for taking the money. A team was willing to pay him way more than he was worth. With such a limited shelf life in this league you have to take the money when you get the chance and I would do the same if it was me. It is a job for these guys after all

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzie0075 View Post
    Its hard to blame a guy like Gibril for taking the money. A team was willing to pay him way more than he was worth. With such a limited shelf life in this league you have to take the money when you get the chance and I would do the same if it was me. It is a job for these guys after all
    I'm not saying I blame them but he does qualify for the list of players who went no where after they departed.
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    I'm not saying I blame them but he does qualify for the list of players who went no where after they departed.
    Oh he went somewhere - right to the BANK over the next 2 years with tons of money from the raiders and dolphins.


    Gibril was set for life with millions more than he would have made w the GMEN. I totally get what your point of the thread is but I would hardly lump him in w he career suicide crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYG4lifeNYK View Post
    I wouldn't say Rio had a decent year at all, even before the injury. You really think he enjoyed going from Eli Mannign to Alex Smith? lol

    Ah right, forgot he released Luke.

    Can't blame Tollefson but Gibril had it good here. His career was over once he went the Oakland. Although he had his best season with them.... just no team success. have to wonder if he regrets that decision.
    I doubt Wilson regrets getting $16m guaranteed from Oakland, as he wasn't getting that here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drez View Post
    I doubt Wilson regrets getting $16m guaranteed from Oakland, as he wasn't getting that here.
    As I said, you can't blame them for wanting a pay day however that does not change the fact that his career was over once he left....especially with the choice he made in Oakland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYG4lifeNYK View Post
    As I said, you can't blame them for wanting a pay day however that does not change the fact that his career was over once he left....especially with the choice he made in Oakland.
    He was only in Oakland for a year before they realized they couldn't afford him, lol. Then he got $8m guaranteed from the Dolphins. He was only there a season, too. I don't think he regrets getting $24m (at least) in two years; you have to remember, he already had a ring, so it's not like he left that accomplishment unfulfilled.

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    I'm sure every team has a similar sized list.

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