But I do agree with you about Kareem Martin and I was disappointed that the Giants didn't draft him when they had the chance. Hopefully, Bromley will be able to step in and produce since they plan to work him into the rotation.
One of these teams is not like the others
As much as we love tuck oakland is overpaying him and I dont blame him for going.
outside from 3-4 games, tuck was the same tuck from 2012 and the reg season in 2011. both reg seasons he was pretty damn bad in.
great, all time giant. would have been glad to keep him for cheap. but at this stage, he really is nothing more than a run defending DE. and, we got that with Ayers. further, Ayers at least could give us a player ascending and trying to reach his prime whereas those days are lonnnnnggggg gone for Tuck.
if nothing else, Kiwi could give us what TUck has given us in the reg season '11, and 2012 on (tuck was a beast that '11 postseason as well as a few games in '13 to be fair). again, in a contract year, tuck went the first 7 or 8 weeks with like 1.5 sacks iirc. it wasnt until those back up qbs that tuck started to regain some momentum and a higher level of play. but vs the tougher competition, again, tuck was virtually invisible...i dunno wtf oakland was thinking. 11 mil for Tuck? i cant see it.
and i dont get this reasoning by some.
so, if we still had tuck, the concerns on the DL go away? or, you'd feel more confident having Tuck?
i would feel as bad or even worse were tuck to still be on the team and we had to give him 8 mil for 2 yrs to do so.
theres no way ayers or kiwi couldnt match what tuck offered, which really is nothing more than a run defending DE. and ayers is one of the best run defending DE's. so, really its a wash. Tuck could not get to the QB even with his sack numbers last yr. they were almost all a result of play break downs or the QB working his way into Tuck. I mean, he may have had 2 or 3 sacks where he just straight up beat his man 1v1 and got to the QB within 2.5 seconds...almost all were "coverage" sacks, or QBs just practically running into him. i dont want to sound like im ragging on him. but he was damn invisible for like 11 of the 16 games.