Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Three go, two stay

I actually think these were all the right moves.

In the first roster adjustments of the off-season, the Giants have cut Sam Madison, Rueben Droughns and Sammy Knight.

On the flip side, the Giants signed David Carr on a one-year, $2.1 million contract. Carr received a $1 mil signing bonus, and will be paid $1 mil for the season. The price of a competent back-up QB has skyrocketed, thanks to Tom Brady and Matt Cassell.

The Giants have also brought back Lawrence Tynes. Is this going to be another season of "Who is the kicker this week?"

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What's next?

The Giants ended the season on a sour note, losing to the Eagles in the playoffs.

Now it's time to look ahead.

The team needs a few more pieces to the puzzle to really prosper in the 2009-2010 season.

First up: Wide recievers
More than ever, we know the Giants need a nice, big receiver. After Plaxico went out with the gunshot to the leg, Eli Manning struggled to find a consistent receiver. Eli's passes also tend to sail, so getting a 6' 5" WR with big hands would be a huge addition.

Next: Who's the RB?
The Giants have to figure out who is going to carry the ball for them next season. Re-sign Brandon Jacobs seemed to be a no-brainer, but now with the knee injuries it may be more of a question mark. Derrick Ward is also a free agent, so it looks like they have to choose between the two. I think the Giants will keep Jacobs and then rely on Danny Ware to fill in as next years Ward. Ward to Ware. D to E. Only makes sense in the alphabet.

Third: Sign Eli?
Is it worth it? Yes, he won a Super Bowl MVP. Yes, he led the team to the championship. But is he worth a huge price tag. Rumors have been swirling that the Giants are looking to sign Manning long term. I'm not so sure. He's decent, and I'd like to see him around for a few more years, but I don't think I'm willing to lay the franchise in his hands.