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Osi Umenyiora won’t be surprised if the Giants trade him

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Osi Umenyiora says Super Bowl XLVI may have been his last game in a Giants uniform, and he’s OK with that.

Umenyiora, who was extremely unhappy with his contract last year but managed to put that aside to have another solid season with the Giants, said on ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning today that he wouldn’t be surprised if he and the Giants go their separate ways this offseason.

“We’re just going to have to wait and see,” Umenyiora said. “I can see it going either way. I can see where they would keep me, I can see where they would trade me, because it makes sense both ways. So hopefully things will work out in my interest. I know the team is going to do what’s best for them. They’ve always made the right decisions for that organization. Whether that’s keeping me or trading me, I’d love to stay, but at the end of the day I understand it’s a business and hopefully things will work out.”

Last year Umenyiora briefly held out of training camp and was reportedly so angry that the Giants wouldn’t re-do his contract that he said he’d never talk to G.M. Jerry Reese again. But with time to reflect, Umenyiora has a more respectful view of Reese and Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch.

“Me and Jerry Reese, me and the owners, Mr. Mara and Mr. Tisch, we’re all cool,” Umenyiora said. “Even when all that stuff was going on, it wasn’t really as contentious as people would have thought. We just sat down and had a lot of conversations. We went back and forth as to what was going on. They understand it’s a business just like I understand it’s a business. If anything happens, in the event that I am traded or released, it’s not going to be bad. They would probably be doing it for my own good, in actuality, so I’ll be happy with anything that happens.”

Umenyiora has one year remaining on his current contract, with a very affordable salary of $3.975 million, so releasing him would make no sense at all for the Giants. Trading him might make sense if the right offer comes, but the most likely option is that the Giants keep him right where he is, as one of their starting defensive ends.

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  1. portlax12 says: Feb 20, 2012 10:31 AM

    I hope the Giants can keep Osi because when he came back he really ignited a pass rush that at times went dormant during the middle of the season. With those three defensive ends, the Giants can beat any team in football by putting pressure on the quarterback.

  2. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Feb 20, 2012 10:35 AM

    He signed the contract and is obligated to fulfill it.

  3. riverhorsey says: Feb 20, 2012 10:37 AM

    Getting tired of the whole Umenyiora drama.

  4. dallassux says: Feb 20, 2012 10:39 AM

    Oh here he goes again. And here will go the NY fans flip flopping on this guy. Just like Manning, Coughlin, Gilbride, A-rod, Melo.

    And soon to be Jeremy Lin.

  5. medtxpack says: Feb 20, 2012 10:48 AM

    At least he understands its a business. Unfortunately he thinks he also a businessman. Stick to playing football and let your agent handle “business”

  6. supremeomega says: Feb 20, 2012 10:51 AM

    Sick of Osi’s act…

    You have no leverage dude. Shut up and play…

  7. ravensfan4life52 says: Feb 20, 2012 10:51 AM

    This all sounds very familiar

  8. jakek2 says: Feb 20, 2012 10:53 AM

    Here’s what the NFC, Dream Team and Dallas Romos have to look forward to in 2012:

    1) Osi playing in a contract year for one last payday.
    2) JPP another year wiser.
    3) Finally healthy Tuck.
    4) Kiwanuka – coming off a full injury-free year at LB.

    Sprinkle in a little Tolly, Canty and Linval and it will be hard to stop the Giants from repeating.

  9. muskyhunter2542 says: Feb 20, 2012 10:58 AM

    Ill give up a 3 maybe a 2 for him

  10. dallassux says: Feb 20, 2012 10:59 AM

    jakek2 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 10:53 AM
    Here’s what the NFC, Dream Team and Dallas Romos have to look forward to in 2012:

    1) Osi playing in a contract year for one last payday.
    2) JPP another year wiser.
    3) Finally healthy Tuck.
    4) Kiwanuka – coming off a full injury-free year at LB.

    Sprinkle in a little Tolly, Canty and Linval and it will be hard to stop the Giants from repeating.

    ———————————————————————————–

    Yeah ask the Packer fans how that worked out this year. Remember the 2008 Giants? How’d that repeat go? Probably getting a little carrried away.

  11. rcampore says: Feb 20, 2012 10:59 AM

    I hope the Giants keep Osi for as long as they can. As much as he might have complained off the field earlier in the season, one thing you don’t see is it’s affects on the field. He is no Desean Jackson that is for sure. He plays 110% when he steps on the field no matter what and you could see the effects of having him back on the line at the end of the season.

    I’m not sure that the Giants are going to re-do his contract since they are over the cap by a good amount, but I hope that they can figure out a way to keep him because he is still a great player.

  12. upperdecker19 says: Feb 20, 2012 11:03 AM

    If Osi’s not complaining…..he’s not talking.

  13. lbdpatch says: Feb 20, 2012 11:03 AM

    Still can’t beat the Eagles.. OSI is a whinny little baby that did nothing last season.

  14. ch0rn says: Feb 20, 2012 11:06 AM

    Osi for Briggs, good deal for both sides.

  15. trseann says: Feb 20, 2012 11:08 AM

    The Giants have absolutely no motivation to trade him.

    He couldn’t have raised a bigger stink than he did last year, and he still played and that worked out well for the Giants in the end.

    If the Giants entertain trading him, it will still be for at least a first because once again they showed the value of having pass rushers in league that features such pass-heavy offenses.

    The value of having another DE in the rotation > Attempts at drama from Osi or any shortchanged trade offers.

  16. alexb64 says: Feb 20, 2012 11:11 AM

    Because of the one way street these contracts are, normally I’m always for the player getting what they can while they can & while it is somewhat “guaranteed”. Osi however pretty much started griping about his contract immediately after he signed it & I would not be shocked if he gets a new deal from some other team in July & is already pouting about it in August.

  17. haileli says: Feb 20, 2012 11:15 AM

    lbdpatch says: Feb 20, 2012 11:03 AM

    Still can’t beat the Eagles.. OSI is a whinny little baby that did nothing last season.

    And the Eagles still can’t win a Super Bowl. You keep posting that they can’t beat the Eagles. We get it, we get it. But the Eagles still can’t get it done in the postseason.

    Me 1, you 0.

  18. gameproper says: Feb 20, 2012 11:17 AM

    come to miami

  19. mhohmann says: Feb 20, 2012 11:17 AM

    lbdpatch says:Feb 20, 2012 11:03 AM

    Still can’t beat the Eagles.. OSI is a whinny little baby that did nothing last season.

    Eagles…No Rings and even less class. F’n losers.

    Osi had 9 sacks in 9 games and 3.5 more in the postseason. Even more important than that is that his presence allowed others to get in namely Tuck in the SB.

    Can’t beat the Eagles? I think we did in 2011 without OSI.

    Still thick Vick’s worth 100 Million????? He will miss more time than play in 2012.

  20. brownsfn says: Feb 20, 2012 11:20 AM

    if you don’t like your contract you should have NEVER SIGNED IT DUMMY!! You have nobody to blame but your self smart guy…*eyes roll*

  21. phonymcringring says: Feb 20, 2012 11:24 AM

    One of the reasons the Giants won the Super Bowl is that they don’t pay one trick ponies like Osi whatever they want — no matter how good that trick might be.

    You can be in the 1% on a Super Bowl Champion team or in the 1% on a 3-13 team. Take your pick. But you will see no mercy by crying about your 7 year, $41,380,000 contract.

  22. backindasaddle says: Feb 20, 2012 11:25 AM

    With Osi it’s always the same…$$$more, more, more$$$….greed, greed, greed….complain, complain, complain….never ending….non-stop.

  23. clk320cpe says: Feb 20, 2012 11:26 AM

    lbdpatch says:
    Feb 20, 2012 11:03 AM
    Still can’t beat the Eagles.. OSI is a whinny little baby that did nothing last season.
    ——————————————

    If this isn’t typical from a Eagles fan. All proud of his regular season wins. NO LOMBARDI’S in FIFTY TWO YEARS but crowing on regular season wins.

    The New York Giants are one of five elite NFL franchises that have FOUR Lombardi trophies. The Eagles have NONE.

    All Eagle fans are WHINEY little babies that are so frustrated with their second class franchises ability to win the big one that they hang their hat on regular season wins & cannot hide their jealousy. How it has to suck to be a Filthadelphia fan.

  24. gcsuk says: Feb 20, 2012 11:30 AM

    lbdpatch says: Feb 20, 2012 11:03 AM

    Still can’t beat the Eagles.. OSI is a whinny little baby that did nothing last season.
    ————————————————————–

    Sorry, but the Giants and the Eagles split last year. Giants beat Philly in Philly in Week 3. So, technically, they CAN (and did) beat the Eagles.

    How’d that whole “Super Bowl or bust” thing go again?

    “Still can’t win the Lombardi…DJax is a whiny little baby that did nothing last season”. Sorry, but I’ll take Osi’s stats (as a 3rd DE) over Djax’s stats as a #2 WR.

  25. rickyck45 says: Feb 20, 2012 11:33 AM

    There goes Osi to the Cowboys….

  26. rcampore says: Feb 20, 2012 11:43 AM

    lbdpatch says: Feb 20, 2012 11:03 AM

    Still can’t beat the Eagles.. OSI is a whinny little baby that did nothing last season.

    ___________________________________

    All-time series NYG leads 81-73-2[

    All-time postseason series Series tied 2-2

    NFL Championships (11)

    PHI (3) – 1948, 1949, 1960
    NYG (8) – 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956, 1986, 1990, 2007, 2011

    NFC East Divisional Championships (16)

    PHI (8)
    NYG (8)

    Super Bowl Appearances (7)[2]

    PHI (2) – 1980, 2004
    NYG (5) – 1986, 1990, 2000, 2007, 2011

    The Eagles don’t actually lead in any category that is important against the Giants including Regular season meetings so your whole the Eagles own the Giants is a sad little illusion.

  27. jerseyshoregiant says: Feb 20, 2012 11:45 AM

    dallassux says:
    Feb 20, 2012 10:59 AM
    jakek2 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 10:53 AM
    Here’s what the NFC, Dream Team and Dallas Romos have to look forward to in 2012:

    1) Osi playing in a contract year for one last payday.
    2) JPP another year wiser.
    3) Finally healthy Tuck.
    4) Kiwanuka – coming off a full injury-free year at LB.

    Sprinkle in a little Tolly, Canty and Linval and it will be hard to stop the Giants from repeating.

    ———————————————————————————–

    Yeah ask the Packer fans how that worked out this year. Remember the 2008 Giants? How’d that repeat go? Probably getting a little carrried away.

    —————————————
    I do remember the 2008 Giants. They were
    were 11-1 until that jerk O*f shot himself and brought the entire team down with him.

  28. dondada10 says: Feb 20, 2012 11:50 AM

    Osi was also on with Boomer and Carton, which is a billion times better than Mike and Mike.

  29. nygdefenserules says: Feb 20, 2012 11:52 AM

    OSi deserves more money than his $3.9M. No question about it.

    However, the Giants already have Tuck and JPP signed long term. Can they afford to sign another DE to a long contract? Probably not – especially with Osi’s injury history.

    Osi deserves the cash, but it will need to be on another team. Giants need to trade him this season while he still has value.

    He is worth a late 1 or early 2……or a late 2 that is up-gradable based on individual and team performance

  30. agelardi says: Feb 20, 2012 12:02 PM

    Send him to the Dolphins please!

  31. keepitsimplestoopid says: Feb 20, 2012 12:05 PM

    Buffalo has cap room, space next to Dareus and healthy servings of Tom Brady, al dente, twice a year >:-)

    Maybe we could trade Stevie Johnson their way if they can’t keep Manningham?

  32. zaggs says: Feb 20, 2012 12:12 PM

    “lbdpatch says: Feb 20, 2012 11:03 AM

    Still can’t beat the Eagles.. OSI is a whinny little baby that did nothing last season.”

    I’ll take getting swept by the egirls every year in exchange for a Super Bowl win every 4 years any day of the week.
    Because guess what, when the book is written on the 2011 season, no one will care about the Giants and Eagles splitting in the regular season.

  33. clavette says: Feb 20, 2012 12:12 PM

    if you want him all you gotta do is pony up that first round pick

    all of you running your mouths saying osi is whining, mike and mike asked him about his contract situation. osi never started that convo with them this morning

  34. thebigzero says: Feb 20, 2012 12:21 PM

    To Buffalo
    For a 3rd and 4th round pick

    Sounds like it could happen- is that price to high or too low?

  35. haileli says: Feb 20, 2012 12:32 PM

    thebigzero says: Feb 20, 2012 12:21 PM

    To Buffalo
    For a 3rd and 4th round pick

    Sounds like it could happen- is that price to high or too low?

    Way, way, way too low.

  36. jenniferxxx says: Feb 20, 2012 12:45 PM

    Osi is on the last year of a 6-year, $41,000,000 deal.

  37. jakek2 says: Feb 20, 2012 12:49 PM

    Yeah ask the Packer fans how that worked out this year. Remember the 2008 Giants? How’d that repeat go? Probably getting a little carrried away.
    ——-
    dallassux – First, the Packers ran into us or else they would have repeated. As for 08′, we would have repeated if Plax didn’t shoot himself. Meet me here in twelve months and you can try arguing whether the Giants are a dynasty.

  38. xtb3 says: Feb 20, 2012 12:57 PM

    Giants rumored to be trading Osi and Eli to the Colts for Freeney(lifetime Giants fan) and the #1 pick(Andrew Luck).

  39. jakek2 says: Feb 20, 2012 1:20 PM

    xtb3 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 12:57 PM
    Giants rumored to be trading Osi and Eli to the Colts for Freeney(lifetime Giants fan) and the #1 pick(Andrew Luck).
    ——-
    xtb3 – I’m sure it would be much cheaper for you to replace the “8″ on your Manning jersey with a “0″, but us Giants’ fans would rather you just break down, buy a Giants’ Manning jersey and wear that to your Colts’ games.

  40. mialto says: Feb 20, 2012 1:23 PM

    Osi is an incredible player, I’d love to see him on the Bears roster, but highly unlikely. NFC teams typically like to trade to AFC teams, they don’t need trades to come back and haunt them.

    Osi – Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, etc.

  41. lbdpatch says: Feb 20, 2012 1:28 PM

    So a trophy makes you great. Lets call Dan Marino and let him know he sucked because he never won the lombardi. Eli couldnt hold marino’s jock.

    In 1960, the Eagles won their third NFL championship, under the leadership of future Pro Football Hall of Famers Norm Van Brocklin and Chuck Bednarik; the head coach was Buck Shaw. The 1960 Eagles, by a score of 17–13, became the only team to defeat Vince Lombardi and his Packers in the playoffs.

  42. schmitty2 says: Feb 20, 2012 1:35 PM

    jakek2 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 12:49 PM
    Yeah ask the Packer fans how that worked out this year. Remember the 2008 Giants? How’d that repeat go? Probably getting a little carrried away.
    ——-
    dallassux – First, the Packers ran into us or else they would have repeated. As for 08′, we would have repeated if Plax didn’t shoot himself. Meet me here in twelve months and you can try arguing whether the Giants are a dynasty.

    You love your Giant’s and that’s cool..congrats on the win. But,let’s slow down on the dynasty talk here. The Giant’s peaked at the right time just like the Packer’s did last year. It’s not like they came in and dominated the Pat’s either-it took a sideline hailmary on a late game winning drive. So again, congrats but try being a little more realistic

  43. n0hopeleft says: Feb 20, 2012 2:20 PM

    dallassux says:
    Feb 20, 2012 10:39 AM
    Oh here he goes again. And here will go the NY fans flip flopping on this guy. Just like Manning, Coughlin, Gilbride, A-rod, Melo.

    And soon to be Jeremy Lin.

    __________________________________

    And here goes your desperate attempt to attack the fan base that just hoisted ANOTHER Lombardi in your face. Talk to true Giants fans before you listen to the band wagon fans that jumped on board in December of 2006. We know who we value, and we definitely value Osi and Coughlin.

    Gilbride has been up and down, however, Eli loves him, therefore we want him around to dominate your team for the next 8 years.

    Go cry to mommy now, loser.

  44. n0hopeleft says: Feb 20, 2012 2:22 PM

    dallassux says:
    Feb 20, 2012 10:59 AM
    jakek2 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 10:53 AM
    Here’s what the NFC, Dream Team and Dallas Romos have to look forward to in 2012:

    1) Osi playing in a contract year for one last payday.
    2) JPP another year wiser.
    3) Finally healthy Tuck.
    4) Kiwanuka – coming off a full injury-free year at LB.

    Sprinkle in a little Tolly, Canty and Linval and it will be hard to stop the Giants from repeating.

    ———————————————————————————–

    Yeah ask the Packer fans how that worked out this year. Remember the 2008 Giants? How’d that repeat go? Probably getting a little carrried away.
    __________________________________

    Until our star WR shot himself in the leg, it was going pretty damn good, actually.

    Do you watch football – or just think of stupid posts for this website to make yourself feel better?

  45. n0hopeleft says: Feb 20, 2012 2:25 PM

    lbdpatch says:
    Feb 20, 2012 11:03 AM
    Still can’t beat the Eagles.. OSI is a whinny little baby that did nothing last season.

    ___________________________________

    DID NOTHING?

    Eagles fans – there is NOT ONE Giants fan that believes you wouldn’t trade ALL of your Giants wins over the last 5 years for ONE of our FOUR Superbowl wins. So please, when you post things like this, it just makes you look completely desperate.

    I hope you all cherish that punt return dearly – I know it means the world to you!!!

    THE EMPTY TROPHY CASE CLAN at its finest!

  46. rcampore says: Feb 20, 2012 2:26 PM

    lbdpatch says: Feb 20, 2012 1:28 PM

    So a trophy makes you great. Lets call Dan Marino and let him know he sucked because he never won the lombardi. Eli couldnt hold marino’s jock.

    In 1960, the Eagles won their third NFL championship, under the leadership of future Pro Football Hall of Famers Norm Van Brocklin and Chuck Bednarik; the head coach was Buck Shaw. The 1960 Eagles, by a score of 17–13, became the only team to defeat Vince Lombardi and his Packers in the playoffs.

    __________________________________

    Individual players should not be solely judged on not winning championships, but a Team most certainly can be judged on it.

    I’m sure you as an Eagles fan are perfectly happy spending the rest of your life not seeing your team win a Superbowl right? I highly doubt it. The reason you try to claim the regular season is because that is all you can claim. And I really can’t believe you brought up a game that was played over 50 years ago. That’s like the Cubs bringing up the 1908 World series win.

  47. n0hopeleft says: Feb 20, 2012 2:29 PM

    For the record, it looks like “IDBPatch” got completely OWNED on every single post he put on this thread.

    Go pick another team besides the Giants to hate on.

    Eli Manning: 2

    The entire Philly franchise: ZERO

    (If you want to bring up your win in 1960, the true Giants fans on this site can start quoting OUR wins before the Superbowl era as well – YOU DONT WANT THAT)

  48. eaglesw00t says: Feb 20, 2012 2:37 PM

    Did he sign a contract in some interim period, where he wasnt a great player yet, but was ending a rookie contract?

    I dont understand why he is complaining about his contract. He is the one that signed it. It isnt like Tom Coughlin forged your name or something.

    Why didnt you negotiate for more? Im positive there is another team out there that would top 4 mill per season. Im an Eagles fan, and I would LOVE

  49. jayaredee says: Feb 20, 2012 2:38 PM

    Eagle fan SHUTUP! The NFC East has won 12 SuperBowls and the Eagles have won none of them. NONE!

    So go ahead and count your meaningless regular season wins and your 2 Miracle at the Meadowlands. The GIANTS will continue to count SuperBowl Trophies.

    The Redskins beat the GIANTS twice this year, yet I don’t see any Redskin fans posting anything. You know why because they know it means nothing. Redskin Fans are smart and undertand the “Big Picture”. Unlike DUMB Eagle fans.

    DON’T POST ANYTHING UNTIL YOUR TEAMS WINS ONE JUST ONE SUPERBOWL. NOTHING EAGLE FAN HAS TO SAY MATTERS. 1960, 1960, 1960, 1960, 1960, 1960

  50. gcsuk says: Feb 20, 2012 2:51 PM

    lbdpatch says: Feb 20, 2012 1:28 PM

    So a trophy makes you great. Lets call Dan Marino and let him know he sucked because he never won the lombardi. Eli couldnt hold marino’s jock.

    ——————————————————————–

    No Giants fan said that. And a “trophy” makes you greater than a regular season win. You Eagles fans brag about that streak of regular season wins over the Giants all you want. You know as well as I do you would trade EVERY ONE of those wins for the bragging rights for a year like the Giants have right now. Chew on that for a while.

  51. jakek2 says: Feb 20, 2012 3:10 PM

    The Giants did not “peak” at the right time. The Giants finally played to their potential at the right time. Big difference. One insinuates they got lucky. The other insinuates that they underachieved during the regular season and finally got it together late. Nobody can talk about the Giants’ “peaking” anymore because luck doesn’t happen twice in four years. Really, if Plax didn’t shoot out our 08′ season, we’d be debating whether the Giants are a DYNASTY. If/when they win next year, the DYNASTY will be confirmed. As for the Eagles, their fans can keep watching Miracle II or they can continue sullying Dan Marino’s name by comparing their moribund franchise to his failure to win the SB.

  52. digitalsasquatch says: Feb 20, 2012 3:30 PM

    Oh damn. It’s the offseason, and I won’t be surprised if Osi spends it being disgruntled and pizzy…again.

  53. cowboyscanada says: Feb 20, 2012 4:34 PM

    Get out of NY! Giants lucky to win Superbowl,,,,will be a long time until the next one.

  54. delshofner says: Feb 20, 2012 5:56 PM

    The only problem with this article is at the end … “one of their starting defensive ends”.

    The fact is, Osi is not a starter on a team with JPP and Tuck. He’s always been best as a 3rd down pass rushing specialist (maybe one of the best all time at that).

    That’s the dilemna in his situation. He’s not an every down player, and getting about $4MM. Plus he’s 31 this season, and his talent is speed. I’m afraid the Giants and every other team in the league doesn’t want to do a big contract with a guy like that.

  55. granadafan says: Feb 20, 2012 8:15 PM

    Since teams don’t have to honor contracts and can cut players, the players ought to be able to seek renegotiation as well. However, I don’t get why players sign such long term contracts if they feel they are elite enough. They also ought to know or at least be advised that the market is always going up in pro football and the demand for the next guy will be higher. If their ego demands that they cannot tolerate not being one of the highest paid player at any time, then they should sign shorter contracts. Simple.

  56. clk320cpe says: Feb 21, 2012 11:52 AM

    So a trophy makes you great. Lets call Dan Marino and let him know he sucked because he never won the lombardi. Eli couldnt hold marino’s jock.

    In 1960, the Eagles won their third NFL championship, under the leadership of future Pro Football Hall of Famers Norm Van Brocklin and Chuck Bednarik; the head coach was Buck Shaw. The 1960 Eagles, by a score of 17–13, became the only team to defeat Vince Lombardi and his Packers in the playoffs.
    ———————————————-
    Dude each time you post you look sillier.

    We all know it’s been 52 years since you guys won anything. We also all know that regular season winning streaks are for losers.

    As for Eli not carrying Marino’s jock, Eli has 2 SB MVP trophies. Even if you perennial losers in Philly do not want to give him his due, he is one of the premier QB’s playing the game today. He almost always delivers when it’s about the money, Eli is a MONEY QB! That has been proven over & over.

    Vick holds the distinction of being someone that has never delivered in a big game, has always been a turnover machine & is well known & hated everywhere for being the most sadistic individual to ever put on an NFL uniform.

    Yes compared to the string of QB your team has fielded in the last 50 years or so, Eli is GREAT!

  57. jayaredee says: Feb 22, 2012 8:56 AM

    To clk320cpe: You sound like a Bitter and Disgruntled Eagles Fan. Are you really going back to the Chuck Bednarik, Norm Van Brocklin Days. Thats sad!

    It’s a safe bet that the majority of the people who read these articles including myself weren’t even alive the last time the Eagles won a Championship.

    While Eagle fan had to witness the likes of the JETS, Bucs, Chiefs, and Saints all win SuperBowls.

    WOW! The Eagles of 1960 became the only team to defeat the Packers in the playoffs. LETS SEE THE NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS just became the only team to Defeat the Packers twice in Green Bay in the Playoffs, including this years 15 and 1 team.

    Eagle fan just shut up until your team wins something. Ya look stupid everytime you post something.

  58. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 22, 2012 11:41 AM

    dallassux says:
    Feb 20, 2012 10:39 AM
    Oh here he goes again. And here will go the NY fans flip flopping on this guy. Just like Manning, Coughlin, Gilbride, A-rod, Melo.

    And soon to be Jeremy Lin.

    ———

    It’s not “flip flopping”, it’s CALLING IT WHAT IT IS. You outta town clowns love to worship players and coaches and act as if they can do no wrong. New Yorkers give you praise when it is due, and light into you when you deserve it.

    Between you types and the clowns who utter the time-proven (false) assertion that “players sign the contracts, they are obligated to fulfill it” are enough to make us all be required to take two to three years of social science and legal basics. So many commenters who make foolish statements about New York sports fans and contractual “obligations” are an embarrassment to mankind.

  59. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 22, 2012 11:44 AM

    dallassux says:
    Feb 20, 2012 10:59 AM
    jakek2 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 10:53 AM
    Here’s what the NFC, Dream Team and Dallas Romos have to look forward to in 2012:

    1) Osi playing in a contract year for one last payday.
    2) JPP another year wiser.
    3) Finally healthy Tuck.
    4) Kiwanuka – coming off a full injury-free year at LB.

    Sprinkle in a little Tolly, Canty and Linval and it will be hard to stop the Giants from repeating.

    ———————————————————————————–

    Yeah ask the Packer fans how that worked out this year. Remember the 2008 Giants? How’d that repeat go? Probably getting a little carrried away.

    ———
    No one stopped the Giants from repeating on the FIELD. Burress shot the team’s repeat chances down. Had he not done that, aside from the typical Giants letdown to inferior competition in the Browns game — no one was beating us in 2008.

    And the team should be getting that DOZEN OR SO key starters and contributors who landed on IR back in 2013. Aside from no new injuries and typical excellent drafting by Reese, and a solid free agent pickup, I’d say the Giants are primed to repeat.

    Actually doing it is a different story, but the Packers don’t have the defense the Giants have, so your comparison is moot.

  60. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 22, 2012 11:49 AM

    rcampore says:
    Feb 20, 2012 10:59 AM
    I hope the Giants keep Osi for as long as they can. As much as he might have complained off the field earlier in the season, one thing you don’t see is it’s affects on the field. He is no Desean Jackson that is for sure. He plays 110% when he steps on the field no matter what and you could see the effects of having him back on the line at the end of the season.

    I’m not sure that the Giants are going to re-do his contract since they are over the cap by a good amount, but I hope that they can figure out a way to keep him because he is still a great player.

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    1) Giants aren’t over the cap.
    2) Giants have exceptions coming up that will free up cap space.
    3) Giants will shed a few million after letting guys like Rocky Bernard (and possibly) Kareem McKenzie go, along with a few others.

    There will be about $10M or so in cap space when the time to sign free agents arrives. Offer Osi a sizeable bonus or scrap the current deal and tag him (not likely — but he’d get twice what he would be earning in a base salary otherwise). The Giants have options, but DEs are tricky. Many contribute greatly well into their 30s. Osi is going on 31, so injuries notwithstanding, he should be able to play at a high level and maintain his greatest asset (speed) for another 2-3 years. That would be the basis of a contract offer from the Giants IF they decide to do it.

    No one really knows what Jerry is going to do, not even he — because he won’t know what kind of space he has until mid-March — so anything else is speculative. The ball is in the front office’s court, so even Osi has no idea what his future is. Having said that, it’s galling to see the number of people who THINK they know what will happen in the coming months as relates to Umenyiora and a contract.

  61. bigjdve says: Feb 22, 2012 1:19 PM

    I am not an Osi fan, however that being stated I would offer him a contract for about 6 a year for 3 years. Give him a decent bonus.

    He is a bit of a crybaby, however most of the players are. He at least played well enough to help a really bad defense get better when it counted.

    He does have injury problems, that is why you don’t offer him the big bucks, however give him something and he will be fine.

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