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Player Profile: Clint Sintim

Heading into the 2010 season it seemed Clint Sintim would finally reach his potential. He would be in a training-camp battle with newly signed free agent Keith Bulluck for the starting weak outside linebacker spot. Sintim was given all the chances in the world to gain the staring position, however, once again he didn’t live up to his potential and was delegated to bench, playing sparingly besides on special teams. You’d think things couldn’t have gotten much worse for the second-round pick Sintim, right? Think again. He tore his ACL on special teams and would miss the remainder of the season. Not even getting a chance to prove himself.


Will Clint Sintim stay healthy and live up to his potential?

2011 Season Out-Look: It will be tough to count on Sintim to start in 2011, he’s coming off major knee surgery. History has shown, with many players like Osi, and others, that it takes two years to fully recover from a major knee surgery. In the all-important third year of a young players progression, Sintim’s could be severely hindered by his knee. The third year is usually the year you get a true picture of a young player. That’s the year you tell if he’s going to live up to his potential or not. It seems the Giants’ will have to wait with Sintim. He’ll likely get a fourth year to prove himself. As he should. Who knows, though? Since he’s so young and athletic, maybe he comes back quicker then most and has an impressive year. Maybe he’s never the same. You just don’t know. Modern medicine has improved tremendously (look at Wes Welker), but you just don’t know.

Draft Outlook: It’s hard to imagine the Giants won’t look at a LB come draft time. They have to, don’t they? They need one. With Bulluck seemingly being a stopgap guy, he’s gone. Sintim is a question mark. You have Boley and Goff. That’s it. They’ll be drafting a LB come April. The question is, though, how early? I don’t see them drafting a LB in the first round at 19. Second round? Possible. Will see.



David Diehl

Travis Beckum

Derek Hagan

Kareem McKenzie

Chad Jones

Antrel Rolle

Clint Sintim

William Beatty

Picks 2-6 in last year’s draft (draft recap)

Victor Cruz

Jon Goff

Brandon Jacobs

Chase Blackburn

Matt Dodge

Michael Boley

D.J. Ware

Ryan Perrilloux

Ramses Barden

Keith Bulluck

Shawn Andrews


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6 Responses to “Player Profile: Clint Sintim”

  1. Eric says:

    He was in a battle for the strong side linebacker spot cause Boley already had the weak side spot

    • JW says:

      Eric: The Giants, like some 4-3 teams do, have the strong side and weak side linebackers reversed. He was in a battle for the “strong side” which in the Giants’ schemes, was the weak side.

      • plektor says:

        So our weakside is where the TE is ?
        Is that how they call it on the field, the WILL goes where opponent line up more bodies ?

        Our SAM will do more coverage than our WILL, which the opposite of “football theory”. Is that it ?

  2. JW says:

    It depends. Is it a one TE or a two TE set? Who is the TE? ect. Usually, though, yes.

    Exactly. It is pretty much the opposite.

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