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    Respect to Diehl: "Diehl Willing to Restructure Contract to Help Sign Cruz"

    http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/5933

    I've been critical of Diehl's play before, but I won't say a word about it again. Diehl is a true giant.

    Let's go Giants!

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    Sounds like an ok Diehl to me.

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    First of all, Diehl needs a pay cut and he knows it. But how many people do we need to restructure to keep Cruz? Is everyone going to chip in and restructure to resign Nicks and JPP next year? Are Cruz, Nicks and JPP going to restructure when we need to resign other new players in 3 to 5 years. Restructuring is not a pay cut -- we'd just being paying more money to these players next year unless they're cut.

    If Cruz doesn't sign with another team this offseason, then he'd better sign a long term contract with the Giants this year and not plan on playing out the year to get to UFA status next year. If he doesn't sign long-term with his hometown team this year where his fellow players are offering to restructure left and right to keep him, and make oodles of money in the process, then I say trade him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJC7301 View Post
    First of all, Diehl needs a pay cut and he knows it. But how many people do we need to restructure to keep Cruz? Is everyone going to chip in and restructure to resign Nicks and JPP next year? Are Cruz, Nicks and JPP going to restructure when we need to resign other new players in 3 to 5 years. Restructuring is not a pay cut -- we'd just being paying more money to these players next year unless they're cut.

    If Cruz doesn't sign with another team this offseason, then he'd better sign a long term contract with the Giants this year and not plan on playing out the year to get to UFA status next year. If he doesn't sign long-term with his hometown team this year where his fellow players are offering to restructure left and right to keep him, and make oodles of money in the process, then I say trade him.
    You want to trade Eli's most productive receiver over the last two seasons? You don't think he's entitled to negotiate the best deal he can?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    You want to trade Eli's most productive receiver over the last two seasons? You don't think he's entitled to negotiate the best deal he can?
    Well the Giants arent going to be able to give him the best deal he can get so if he's going to go down that path it's better to get something for him rather than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bg79 View Post
    Well the Giants arent going to be able to give him the best deal he can get so if he's going to go down that path it's better to get something for him rather than nothing.
    WHO is going to give him a better long term deal than the Giants? He's a RFA.
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    How can he restructure when he will be in the final year of his contract?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P_Simms_#11 View Post
    How can he restructure when he will be in the final year of his contract?
    He will essentially take a pay cut.

    A guy in his last year, willing to decrease his pay, TWICE, for the Giants organization...man I just cant say enough about this guy. So tired of all the Diehl bashing, the guy has been a key part of this offense for a decade. Now in his last payday hes willing to give money up to help the team. Diehl you are going down in my book, right up there with Lomas Brown, one of my all time favorite Giants OLineman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrahanSoup92 View Post
    He will essentially take a pay cut.

    A guy in his last year, willing to decrease his pay, TWICE, for the Giants organization...man I just cant say enough about this guy. So tired of all the Diehl bashing, the guy has been a key part of this offense for a decade. Now in his last payday hes willing to give money up to help the team. Diehl you are going down in my book, right up there with Lomas Brown, one of my all time favorite Giants OLineman.
    He's decreased his pay twice since last season?

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