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Trying to understand the Lival Joseph conundrum!

My opinion; last year at this time the New York Giants when about their free agency business trying to sure-up their porous defensive line! There were times during the 2012 season when the defensive line couldn’t stop a leaky faucet much less the likes of RGIII, LeSean McCoy and Alfred Morris

So true to his GM status, Jerry Reese brought in a couple respected players from the Eagles who were known for just that – stopping the run, Mike Patterson and Cullen Jenkins. Then on draft day he drafted Jonathan Hankins the massive every down – every game nose tackle from Ohio State.

However it was Linval Joseph who became the run stopper in 2013 that the Giants needed. Add 3 1/2 sacks and his constant pressure and his young leadership role and he had one hell of a season.

Now many NFL strategists and fans are saying that the Giants won’t spend the 35 to 40 million it will take to sign Joseph to a long-term contract. At what point does a player define your team? Linval Joseph is 25 years old and by what his teammates say they consider him a defensive team leader.

Although the Giants haven’t address Joseph’s free agency staious one way or the other you have to wonder what their overall defensive team strategy is for the coming year and beyond. Yes, Jason Tuck had a very nice year but Tuck is 30 years old. And Kiwi has still got some speed off the edge, but Joseph is the teams future right? Or wrong? Well if he’s not the future of the Giants then he could be the future of the Cowboys, the Eagles or even Washington?

Not again!

Book It Dano!

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6 Responses to “Trying to understand the Lival Joseph conundrum!”

  1. Big L says:

    Man, his name is Justin Tuck, not Jason Tuck…

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  4. Saracino says:

    This post says it all. In 2012 the Giants couldn’t stop anyone. Correct me if I’m wrong but wasn’t Joseph with the team in 2012 if it takes him having other star players around him to get him to produce than the Giants should not break the bank on him. Besides we need to trust our draft picks and concentrate on the areas in desperate need like Oline. If linval leaves we have Hankins, Jenkins, Kuhn & Patterson. That’s more than enough talent to get the Job done.Giants are missing like 4 starting lineman, a TE a corner back and linebackers. Have to spend wisely and prioritize

  5. RON JOHN says:

    Sorry could not disagree with you more…develop a star and then let him go to another team…thats how you would build your team…good luck. LJ is 25, Jenkins is 33, Patterson 31, Kuhn is 27 and unproven…kind a like chasing your tail…,

    So your suggesting that if LJ was any good he could have played alone with no help? Interesting very interesting.

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