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Giants move on from Tynes, sign Josh Brown

Cincinnati Bengals Kevin Huber congratulates kicker Josh Brown on his game-winning field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the end of the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Pittsburgh

The good NFL front offices are the ones who don’t let emotions make decisions.

The Giants gave a perfect example of that, signing free agent kicker Josh Brown Wednesday to replace Lawrence Tynes, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.

Tynes hit NFC Championship Game overtime game-winners to help the Giants to a pair of Super Bowls, and shouldn’t struggle to find work.

Brown’s likely a cheaper alternative, but a solid one. He won December special teams player of the month honors for the Bengals will filling in for the injured Mike Nugent, after losing his Rams job to Greg Zuerlein and the Jets job to Nick Folk last offseason.

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19 Responses to “Giants move on from Tynes, sign Josh Brown”
  1. flavordave says: Mar 13, 2013 11:42 AM

    the wheels on the Giants are falling off. They are beginning to go cheap on everything and will be in the seller of the NFC East. they better start thinking about how they’re going to stop Chips intricate offense

  2. manuich1 says: Mar 13, 2013 11:43 AM

    Tynes also missed a few what could have been game winning FG’s to put the Giants into the playoffs last season. I like the move because Browns leg is alot more stronger than Tynes.

  3. jimmyt says: Mar 13, 2013 11:45 AM

    Great kicker. Only lost his Rams job for cap reasons (that and Zuerlein can kick it a mile).

  4. hyerye says: Mar 13, 2013 11:49 AM

    When he missed the 50 yard FG verse the Eagles last year in the final seconds I knew his time was done

  5. nineroutsider says: Mar 13, 2013 11:49 AM

    I hope Tynes is on a plane to SF. Sign him and draft someone and see where it goes. I’d love to find a rookie like that kid in St. Louis or Baltimore, but Tynes will be solid from under 45 and that’s all the 9ers really need. They don’t need 2 50+ yarders to win anymore.

  6. logicailvoicesays says: Mar 13, 2013 11:52 AM

    The Giants don’t belong on the same field with the Redskins. The Giants, Cowboys and Eagles are playing for 2nd place in the NFC East. They should rename the divisions Redskins Place. None of the NFC East teams is anywhere close to the Redskins. The Redskins are the best franchise in the NFL. Most storied team in NFL history. HTTR.

  7. rugdaniels says: Mar 13, 2013 12:04 PM

    Typical illiterate Eagle fan…it’s cellar genius. Speaking of cellars, where did the Eagles finish last year?

    flavordave says:
    Mar 13, 2013 11:42 AM
    the wheels on the Giants are falling off. They are beginning to go cheap on everything and will be in the seller of the NFC East.

  8. flavordave says: Mar 13, 2013 12:12 PM

    don’t start getting into it about how to spell words I use a highly advanced voice recognition system and unfortunately the developers did not put in a differential for seller and cellar.

  9. flavordave says: Mar 13, 2013 12:15 PM

    The cellar was the only way to rid ourselves of Reid and his washed up stench. You now must plan and prepare for Chips intricate spread offense and the long awaited unleashing of McCoy

  10. gcsuk says: Mar 13, 2013 12:21 PM

    Best thing about being a Giants fan? Not being lumped in with idiot fans like “Logical” and his little brother “flavordave”. I have new found respect for Cowboys fans after reading the drivel from these numbskulls.

  11. blueballz77 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:24 PM

    I get such a kick out of flavor and logical,they know the Giants are the champs and miles ahead their teams are like the little brothers lol you guys are so cute your posts back me up every day thanks fellas for the entertainment

  12. dukemarc says: Mar 13, 2013 12:30 PM

    Packers need to move on Tynes and get rid of Crosby……we already know all to well that Tynes can make clutch kicks at Lambeau.

  13. whitdog23 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:44 PM

    “will filling in” ??? I think you mean ‘while’

  14. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:44 PM

    Funny how there’s always redskin and failadelphia trolls but no giants or cowboys trolls

  15. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:59 PM

    I’m fine with this. Yeah, he has made a few clutch kicks, but that weak leg (PHI game), and his erratic, Akers-esque kicking in the second half cost us another two games (WSH, PIT) and killed what little momentum we were able to salvage in ATL before the team quit just before the half, going forward. Just hope Buehler is healthy.

  16. gcsuk says: Mar 13, 2013 1:41 PM

    flavordave says: Mar 13, 2013 12:12 PM

    don’t start getting into it about how to spell words I use a highly advanced voice recognition system and unfortunately the developers did not put in a differential for seller and cellar.
    ——————————————————————–
    Well, the glitch between “seller” and “cellar” on your highly advanced voice recognition system seems to have been fixed. Now maybe talk to the developer about fixing the punctuation mistakes, and you’re all set.

  17. blu4l1fe says: Mar 13, 2013 3:09 PM

    It is definitely a cash saving move. Tynes did what he had to do, even when he didn’t quite make the field goals when he did, but, and in my opinion, he made the two most important ones, sending the team to their two recent SBs.

    I also agree with some faint voice up there who said that the Giants don’t belong in the same field as the skins. ABSOLUTELY!!! The skins can’t even afford real field. I would not want the Giants to play in any field resembling Fed Sux field. That’s all skins! I’ve seen high schools who have better football fields than what they call a field down there in skin land.

    And I do, without an ounce of doubt, believe in voice’s prediction of the skins winning it all again this year, like he boldly predicated and as the team did last year.

    HILARIOUS!!!

  18. rugdaniels says: Mar 13, 2013 4:45 PM

    I guess even advanced voice recognition systems can’t decipher the Philly accent…

    flavordave says:
    Mar 13, 2013 12:12 PM
    don’t start getting into it about how to spell words I use a highly advanced voice recognition system and unfortunately the developers did not put in a differential for seller and cellar.

  19. bigbluefan1 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:55 PM

    Oh good some on the jets cut that has worked well for the G-Men

    If rex cuts you then you gotta be good

    I am sure he will like playing for the real home team

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