By Craig J. Santucci | Managing Editor
I ‘m not sure what is worse, the fact that Jerry Reese refuses to resign his productive draft picks leaving the Giants crippled with no depth or a current Giant players telling the media they don’t care if they are here or not!
This season is starting to unfold before your eyes; lack of talent, season ending injuries and now just plan bad attitudes and selfishness. This is the latest quote from defensive end Jason Pierre Paul regarding his future.
“Hey, it is what it is,” Pierre-Paul said of his contract situation as the 3-6 Giants prepared to host the 49ers on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. “If I’m here, I’m here. If I’m not, I’m not.”
Send this guy packing. JPP’s comments prove he is not worth resigning. His productivity is a fraction of what it once was and if he doesn’t care about being here…the Giants should move on. No tears shed. Let Moore play in his spot.
Since 2007 when Jerry Reese took over as General Manager of the New York Giants, Reese has refused to resign some of the teams biggest contributors. Barry Cofield, Linval Joseph, Hakeem Nicks, Kevin Boss, and Mario Manningham are players that come to mind that contributed during one of the two Superbowl runs in 2007 or 2011.
Despite their contributions and solid play Jerry Reese ushered them out the door after their rookie contracts…even though all five of these players fit well into the Giants system, didn’t cost much against the salary cap and delivered results during their tenure wearing Giants blue.
* Barry Cofield(DT): This defensive tackle who got better every year over 5 years is now a defensive captain in Washington. Stats: 210 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 2 FF, 1 FR, 11 PD
* Mario Manningham(WR): With the emergence of Victor Cruz, Mario Manningham became the best No. 3 receiver in football. Stats: 160 receptions, 2315 yards, 18 TD’s
* Kevin Boss(TE): A consistent pass catcher who went up and made the hard catch and always hung on to the ball in traffic. Stats: 119 receptions, 1600 yards, 18 TD’s
* Linval Joseph(DT) – Joseph was drafted to take Cofield’s job and he delivered. Not only was he the strongest man on the team but he anchored the middle. Stats: 175 tackles, 9 sacks, 2 FF, 3 FR.
* Hakeem Nicks(WR) This first round pick burst on the scene with 3 stellar seasons in a row. The injury bug cut his last two seasons short but the numbers are deceptively impressive. Stats: 311 receptions, 4622 yards, 27 TD’s.
How do you fix a general manager that refuses to resign his productive players after their rookie contract because he sees no value in them and how do you fix a player that see’s no value being part of one of the NFL’s most storied franchises led by one of the best sports families in the country?
The Giants need an attitude adjustment.