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What do you think of the Giants roster

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What do you think of the Giants roster

Post  Big_Pete on Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:09 pm

Now we are down to the 53 man roster

what do you think of our roster cuts?

I am a little suprised that Droughns and McQuarters made the list, but I suspect the front office went with their experience.

Overall it is a solid roster. The one real concern that I have is at left tackle; behind Diehl, we don't much with Whimper going on IR.

Are there any cuts from other teams you would like the front office to consider signing?
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Post  xXx_Matte on Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:45 am

No, but I'm real pissed about Schweigert and London getting cut. London went to Miami last night, and Schweigert would have been better than Knight, honestly, and a much better pure athlete in the back, which is what we needed. I could be wrong, but right now, I'm a bit bitter.
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Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:30 am

Losing London was biggest upset. Imo, there were a few other players I would have like to see go instead. Droughns being one of them.

Droughns is like our highest paid runner and probably last on our depth chart.
His specials aren't spectacular neither. He returns kick-offs like a turtle but I suspect that experiment won't carry over again from last season.
I would have kept Tank Daniels over Droughns if I were looking to keep a good special teams player around.

I'm ok with keeping Knight over Scweigert. Knight may not be as athletic but his knowledge and play against the run should make up for it.

Adding McDougal was a plus. He had a good pre season from what I hear and is supposed to be injury free now.

I'm ok with the rest of the transactions.
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Post  Big_Pete on Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:52 pm

I am annoyed about London as well, it seems this will be the Anthony Mix/ Ryan Grant situtation again (where they excell elsewhere)

I don't understand why we need 5 RBs; I don't really understand why Droghns is still here

Jacobs, Bradshaw and Ward are a solid core of players
Ware is a power RB who can do short yardage and kick off duties

other than solid experience and backup FB, Droughns doesn't add anything the other RBs don't have

I would have instead kept Brandon London, Tank Daniels or Stewart Schweigert. All of these would have considerably more impact on the team than a backup RB who is nothing special in the running game and perhaps best attribute is ability to play backup FB
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Post  Big_Pete on Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:02 pm

McDougle is a decent pick up at DE

I would have possibly preferred we traded for DE Matt Roth

He isn't big enough to play 3-4 DE and isn't suited to playing 3-4 OLB. I am pretty sure he would be available for thr right deal. Miami have plenty of needs.
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Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:55 am

I wouldn't exactly say that Anthony Mix excelled since he's never had a reception in Washington.
I know what your saying with Ryan Grant though. Brandon London showed some good stuff in pre season but I guess it would have been hard to get all our receivers on the field anyways.
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Re: What do you think of the Giants roster

Post  Pizan on Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:28 pm

Scheiwgert sucks losing him doesn't matter. I don't like our LBers much at all. Pierce is the only one I'm comfortable with.
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Post  Big_Pete on Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:23 pm

Pizan wrote:Scheiwgert sucks losing him doesn't matter. I don't like our LBers much at all. Pierce is the only one I'm comfortable with.

I have to agree with you about our LBs

Our Defense needs speed at LB; and the front office prefers big LBs.

Pierce is great on the Inside and Kehl seems to developing ok outside (and has the speed we need); other than that our LBs are nothing special

We have settled for big LBs and relying on good coaching to get them in the right position. I can't help feeling that with more speed at LB, our defense would be awesome.

Also the lack of speed at LB could be a big part of our ordinary kick coverage on ST.
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