Thoughts And Musings

This is, perhaps, our last lockout edition of T and M, as the players are expected to vote today to ratify the new CBA that the owners approved on Thursday. It ain’t over till it’s over, but at least it’s heading that way. Which means, finally, we can talk football.

-But, before we do, one last note on the lockout. The owners made a power play by accepting their version of the CBA, almost forcing the players to do so as well. It may not have been in the best spirit, but I think it was actually brilliant. It got a deal closer to being done, and it forced the players hands.

-But, back to football. The biggest questions facing the Giants are in-house: Can they re-sign Bradshaw? Smith? Kiawnuka? Boss? How do they fix their cap situation? Restructure Andrews? Cut him? Lots of questions.

-I think they will re-sign Kiwi, Boss and Smith, for sure. Kiwi and Smith need to rebound from injuries, and Boss just is a fit. I think they will restructure Andrews, cut Hedgecock, restructure Jacobs and, I think, let Bradshaw walk. Bradshaw is the best back on the open market, and I think he’s going to want to be paid as such. The Giants would be wise to not get in a bidding war with Miami, or whoever else. Signing Michael Bush would be better.

-But, that won’t leave a lot of room for a linebacker, namely Paul Posluszny. If the Giants re-sign Kiwi, they may place him at linebacker. If not, hope that Clint Sintim can get the job done.

-Barry Cofield won’t, I don’t think, be a Giant. Too many DTs, and not enough money.

-The Giants could also look to trade Osi Umenyiora. He makes a good amount of money, plus you would get at least a 2nd round pick for him, if not more. It would mean a lot to ask of Jason Pierre-Paul, but with the cap situation as dire as it is, it might be a necessity.

-TV interlude: I am addicted to Friday Night Lights. Loved the book (one of the best I’ve read), loved the movie. The TV show is as good, if not better. I’m currently finishing up season 2. No spoilers. None. I may ban you from the site (not really, but you get my point). It’s a terrific show. Highly recommend it.

-Wondering if Da’Rel Scott can make an impact in Year 1. The Giants may be without Ahmad Bradshaw, and if so, he’s going to get some carries. Is he ready? I don’t know. Is he the rookie version of Bradshaw? I don’t know. We shall see.

-This time next week I will be on vacation. Cannot wait.


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2 Responses to “Thoughts And Musings”

  1. krisco says:

    Will Bush be cheaper than Bradshaw ? It’s not sure, the man was supposed to get $11 million in 2011, will he lower his salary that much ?

    The more I think about the more I believe we won’t go after a LB. Maybe Barnett who is coming back from an injury, 30yo and with his best years behind him. Sounds like a guy Reese would go after.

  2. Who are the Giants going to cut to get beneath the cap?

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