Thoughts and Musings

Busy weekend in the NFL and we are ready to muse.

-We’ll start with the Jacobs decision. Want to ask him one thing: Does he think he can get more money on the open market than he could from the Giants? Cause I don’t think he can. I think he’s looking at a 1 year, max $2 million deal. He’s a backup who, when motivated, can run pretty well. But he’s not often motivated, and he’s too inconsistent.

-He had a great career with the Giants, for sure. But, I think this was the right move. Clears up the cap space. And he didn’t have a spot here anymore.

-Replacements? Well, you’re not going to find another 6-4 back. But you can find an inside runner. I think Ware will be given all the chances. But Da’Rel Scott should be given a chance. We know the speed. But he’s also 5-11, 210, so he has size to run between the tackles. In the draft, Robert Turbin of Utah State and Terrence Ganaway of Baylor could be options.

-Speaking of Baylor, the big news of the weekend was the Redskins trading up with St. Louis to take Robert Griffin III. They gave up a lot, including two first round picks, to get Griffin. Now I have a number of questions.

-Washington better be sure that Griffin is a franchise player. Because if he’s not, they have set the franchise back years. They gave up a lot. If he pans out, it’s great and the trade is worth it. If not, that’s a steep price to pay.

-Why didn’t the Rams wait till April? I understand why Washington did it, but the Rams had more leverage as time went on. Seems like they could have gotten even more.

-Is Griffin a franchise player? Well, we know he’s smart. We know he has the athletic ability. To me, it’s transitioning from a spread offense. It’s so different than a pro system. Some guys (Cam Newton) can do it. Some guys (Alex Smith) take longer. Some guys (Akili Smith) never figure it out. So it’s a guessing game. Wouldn’t Washington want more time to be sure?

-The Rams better hit on those extra picks, because this is an opportunity to really build this team and make it elite. Of course, all those picks could fall flat, and then it’s new management and the franchise is set back. It’s a great move for the Rams, but they have to be sure.

-Prospect Profiles are heating up. Read them here. Request who you want profiled here, and we’ll do our best to get it done before draft time.

-Hard to peg who the Giants are going to go first round, because I’m starting to think it won’t be tight end. That doesn’t seem like Jerry Reese. Pass rusher? Corner? Running back? Offensive tackle?

-One guy who is being mocked a lot is Mike Adams. We profiled the Ohio State tackle here. Dude is big. 6-8. Athletic. He’s raw, but I think he has the makings of an elite tackle.

-Tourney interlude: Be sure to join the GiantsGab March Madness tournament. Winner gets to write a guest post.

-I think the most likely line scenario is to move David Diehl to right tackle and start Will Beatty at left.

-I don’t think the Giants are players in free agency. Of course, I’m intrigued by Steve Hutchinson, but he’s older and might want some big money.

-Jason Jones of Tennessee intrigues me, because he can play inside and out along the defensive line. Some team might pay him a lot.

-Of course, we’ll have you covered for any free agent happenings.

-Birthday interlude: Birthday was Saturday. Great day. Family, friends. The girlfriend surprised me, which was terrific. Wonderful day. All you can ask for in life.

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2 Responses to “Thoughts and Musings”

  1. royhobbs7 says:


    At this point, it appears that the Giants will have allowed 16 players to test the free agent market. They’re also leaving themselves quite thin a CB as Ross and Thomas appear headed towards negotiating with other teams. Where do you think Reese is headed, vis-a-vis strategy for buttressing the secondary and OL (the two biggest areas which need to be addressed)?

  2. Jeremy Fuchs says:

    My guess is that they re-sign Thomas, if only because they have no other choice. Of course, ACL’s are tricky, and to trust him to return back to form right away is misguided.

    I think they go big in the draft, and stay quiet in free agency. I think that maybe John Carlson, the Seahawk TE could come, but don’t expect anything big. Depth signings at best.

    In the draft, I think they O-Line first round. I think they go heavy on secondary, especially corner, maybe drafting 2. Need to draft a safety. Need to at least draft a running back. And need to address depth on the defensive line. So you could think about it as 1 OL, 2 DB, 1 RB, 1 DL and then BPA after that.

    I would love for the Giants to be active in free agency, even if its only depth guys. Because they need that, and we all know how injuries hit the Giants more than anything

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