Stokley beat out Houshmandzadeh, others, for Giants

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We mentioned after the Giants signed receiver Brandon Stokley that the veteran won a contest among various potential slot receivers.

Per a league source, the other receivers were T.J. Houshmandzadeh (pictured), David Clowney, and Tiquan Underwood.

The Giants also brought in quarterback Dan LeFevour that same day, to throw to the four candidates.

Stokley has been solid, but it’s surprising that he’d win a job over Houshmandzadeh.

37 responses to “Stokley beat out Houshmandzadeh, others, for Giants

  1. Just show the last throw Houshmanzadeh’s way last year and you’ll see why he wasn’t picked up by the G-men!

  2. After the way he looked in Seattle and Baltimore, it’s surprising anyone would even bother working out Houshmandzadeh in the first place.

  3. Brandon wins the lottery pot the group started among themselves several cities back, but he missed out on the double as he picked the Jets in the team category.

  4. As bad as Stokely’s signing is, signing Clowney just would’ve been too cruel of a joke. This NYG season is going to be long enough as it is …

  5. Speaking of blue, the nfl allows pink gloves and stuff for breast cancer month, but will they allow powder blue for prostate cancer month(september)? Mlb recognizes this horrible disease on father’s day, along with breast cancer on mother’s day. It’d be nice to see the nfl follow suit.

  6. So what???

    Stop asking why a team never picked a guy up!!! Start questioning the player!!! Ask “how did T.J. dropped WAY off from his 79 catch season in 2009???”

    He’s responsible for his own play!!! If he can’t play in the Seahawks’ preseason under Pete Carroll then he’s going to hurt his own rhythm!!!

    The question should be “why did he not get more playing time than Golden Tate or Ruvell Martin during the 2010 preseason???” If he got more than them with a fighting spirit his own play wouldn’t have been affected!!!

  7. not surprising at all. Housh is and was overrated and over hyped. His success wasn’t because he was so great, it was because he was paired with a superstar at WR, Ochocinco. Housh can be compared to Scottie Pippen. Pretty good player when you’re playing next to a superstart… very very average when he’s own his own.

  8. This receiver is really gonna make a difference spare me I wish I didn’t renew my season tickets Nobody wants to play here look at coughlin on the sidelines he yells at every call like a baby I could go on all day

  9. Stokley has been solid, but it’s surprising that he’d win a job over Houshmandzadeh.

    Exactly how is this surprising? Housh is a washed up over rated has been with a horrible work ethic and attitude problem. Seattle found that out the hard way and sent him packing.

    Stokley Performed well in Seattle and consistently made plays in clutch moments when called upon, and he did so without complaint.

    Good work ethic and a positive attitude won out…Shocker!

  10. I think it’s interesting that both T.J and Cad wish they were still in Cinci. The grass is always greener fellas….

  11. @savannahrose44 who says:
    Housh is a washed up over rated has been with a horrible work ethic and attitude problem. Seattle found that out the hard way and sent him packing.

    Stokley Performed well in Seattle and consistently made plays in clutch moments when called upon, and he did so without complaint.
    Good work ethic and a positive attitude won out…Shocker!
    —————————————————
    how do you know about anyone’s supposed “work ethic?” And what does that mean in this context?

  12. @ 11inthebox

    How do I know about his attitude and work ethic? Um I follow my team…His constant crying to the media and general locker room stink he made in Seattle speaks for itself. As does his body of work while there…or lack thereof. All Housh did in Seattle is run his mouth and cry like the little Diva he is. Things don’t go the way he thinks they should and he badmouths his team and his coaches. I’m glad they dumped him our locker room is better for it.

    Apparently the Ravens didn’t think any better of him either.

  13. Hey Guys, Im a massive Giants fan and I need your help. The Giants will never be good as long as Kevin Gilbride is the offensive coordinator. GILBRIDE SUCKS!He is the worst thing that has happened to the Giants. They are the most predictable offense in football. Anyone who has watched even a couple of Giants games knows this. So if you hate Kevin Gilbride and want him fired please take a second to “thumbs up”this comment. The goal is at to get at least 1,000! Lets make this a profootballtalk headline and try spreading the word that Kevin Gilbride must go! Thanks

  14. @savannahrose44:

    Oh, so you were at practice, in the meeting room, in the weight room with him? You actually watched his preparation each week? I’m not saying he was great by any means, but it’s a lazy theory to say that anytime a person struggles its due to not “working hard enough.” I just don’t buy that.

  15. Don’t they have Steve Smith? Oh, that’s right, he got hurt and wasn’t going to be productive, so now Philly has him. Beginning to question the moves from their front office, who has been the staple to their organization. Not looking good G-men.

  16. @ 11inthebox

    No I wasn’t at practice but I did watch the games, followed the team practices which are reported on and video taped for the fans, and the interviews where he ran his mouth and read the interviews of his team mates who also thought and said he has a poor attitude. You can tell when a players head is in the game and when he has given up on the field. With Housh it was blatantly obvious. Instead of getting out there and working harder he ran his mouth to the media…that was his choice. He made it and Seattle saw him for what he really is and decided he wasn’t worth the fat contract they signed him to as he was not doing the job he was hired to do. If that is not a poor work ethic I don’t know what is.

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