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Shockey Wants Swamp Encore

Post  Pizan on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:57 am

Former NY Giants TE Jeremy Shockey would like Big Blue encore even after problems he caused


By Gary Myers / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS


Jeremy Shockey, who forced his way out of New York four years ago, needs a job and has let the Giants know he would like to return, the Daily News has learned.

How likely is it they would take him back? Remember, the Giants brought in Plaxico Burress for a visit last summer and then offered him a contract. He signed with the Jets. The Giants were willing to forgive Burress for ruining their chances to repeat as Super Bowl champs in 2008 when he shot himself in the leg. So, they could very well forgive Shockey for his antics during his six seasons with them.

The Giants have not ruled out a sequel with Shockey, but Martellus Bennett, the former Cowboy, was their tight end priority — they signed him Wednesday to a one-year, $2.5 million contract. The Giants still have a void after Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum suffered torn ACLs in the Super Bowl and could use Shockey’s pass-catching skills.

Shockey, 31, was the Giants’ first-round pick in 2002, but was traded to the Saints in the summer of 2008 after a tumultuous offseason. He played for the Panthers last season — he caught a career-low 37 passes — and is an unrestricted free agent. Shockey was in New Orleans for three seasons and caught the winning touchdown pass in the Saints’ victory over the Colts in the Super Bowl following the 2009 season. The Saints cut him in February last year.

Shockey was unhappy at the end of his time with the Giants being used more as a blocker. He also felt left out when the Giants went on their Super Bowl run in 2007 after he broke his leg late in the season.

He demanded a trade in March and got his wish in July, a few weeks after he refused to watch a mini-camp practice with other injured players. He also reportedly got into a shouting match with GM Jerry Reese.

He used to throw a fit when one of Eli Manning’s passes sailed over his head or fell at his feet. If there is a Shockey-Giants 2.0, the dynamics of that relationship have changed considerably. Manning has won two Super Bowl MVPs since Shockey last caught a pass from him.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/jerry-shockey-big-blue-encore-problems-caused-giants-article-1.1039382#ixzz1p9sgTaPn
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Post  Pizan on Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:00 am

Personally I'd love to have him back at a cheap price but not sure Coughlin would.
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Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:38 am

It would be interesting for sure but I think Pascoe offers more on the depth chart than Shockey would at this point in his career.
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Post  Pizan on Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:38 pm

Ha now there is this big Twitter feud between Toomer and Shockey. Toomer said, "Shockey's a bad teammate, and a worse person." Of course Shockey responded.

Shockey is also denying the interest in joining the Giants.
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Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:20 pm

I think Shockey at this point would just be a locker room distraction. The ship has sailed
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Post  Pizan on Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:59 am

Yea I think your right Todd.
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