Tom Coughlin says Ryan Nassib was too good to pass up

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The Giants weren’t expected to draft a quarterback. But the Giants weren’t expecting Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib to be available on the third day of the draft.

And so when Nassib was still available, they traded up to grab him. And Giants coach Tom Coughlin said on ESPN that Nassib was atop their draft board and they simply couldn’t pass up on that good a value.

“He was the number one player on our board at that time. We thought that if we were to lose him in that situation it wouldn’t be smart,” Coughlin said. “We felt very strongly about this young man. We look at him having an opportunity to learn from a great quarterback in Eli Manning, and we thought the value was too high to pass.”

Giants G.M. Jerry Reese echoed those comments on NFL Network.

“We think he can be a starter in this league,” Reese said. “I hope he never gets to play here because Eli is in the prime of his career and we hope he plays a long time here, but we really like Nassib. . . . We like his skill set.”

The presence of Manning makes it entirely possible that Nassib will never start a game for the Giants. But there are plenty of fourth-round picks who never start for the team that drafted them. If Nassib is as good as the Giants think he is, it makes sense to take him, no matter how many more years Manning has as their starter.

34 responses to “Tom Coughlin says Ryan Nassib was too good to pass up

  1. thesteelers says:
    Apr 27, 2013 4:15 PM
    We are better than you because we are God’s team.

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    Why did God punish you with a Packers loss in the Super Bowl?

  2. Three years from now, they’ll trade him for a 1st to some team desperate for a QB and they’ll look like geniuses.

  3. “Why did God punish you with a Packers loss in the Super Bowl?”
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    Well, it was actually our incredible mercy. We didn’t want to earn 7 rings too quickly. We wanted to give you peasants a chance.

  4. thesteelers says:
    Apr 27, 2013 4:15 PM
    We are better than you because we are God’s team.

    God wouldn’t have a rapist as his QB.

    He would start Marino or Kurt Warner.

  5. Never hurts to have a good backup. Face it, Eli has been remarkedky healthy during his career but crap happens. Not even sure who the current backup is? David Carr?

  6. thesteelers says: Apr 27, 2013 4:15 PM

    We are better than you because we are God’s team.
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    Forget which account you’re signed in on, Logical?

  7. Law Of Averages. Eli is getting older, and more susceptible to injury. Never know when those twigs he calls legs will snap with a slit breeze, or his arthritic knees will tear to shreds.

    That offensive line that is supposed to protect him is just that: offensive. Old men that can hardly stand up to block after bending over at the line of scrimmage. Diehl is the best of the bunch, if he can stay sober long enough, and doesn’t crash into several cars on the way to the stadium in New Jersey.

    And poor coach Coughlin, the way he stresses out on the sidelines, all red faced; they need an ambulance standing by just for him. He looks like he’s gonna stroke out at any moment.

    Yes, it’s time to have a new back-up QB ready in the wings, even if no other team wanted him. Below average at best.

  8. The G-men are smart. This kid will be impressive in the preseason for a year or two and somebody will flip them a 2nd rounder minimum. You can never have enough good QB’s, and Eli is still good, but I think he’s like 32 or 33 as well, 3 or 4 years from now this kid could take the job. If not, basically they lost out on a potential special teamer, so the reward definitely outweighs the risk, at least in my humble opinion.

  9. They really should have just traded this pick for Tebow if they wanted a backup QB. This nassib clown won ZERO national championships and ZERO Heismans. The only problem is the g-men are scared tebow would win some games and take Eli’s job…

  10. He’s the 2016 starter for the jags. We’ll get their 2017 and 2018 1st rounders one of which will be the top pick overall and Eli’s real replacement in 2019. Take note peasants. This is how you build the only team to win championships in every decade since the 80s.

  11. .

    Both Aaron Rogers and Tom Brady spent time behind other QB’s. Things seemed to work out for those two.

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  12. This kid has “the chance of a life-time”, just holding the clipboard, and says Eli is his favorite QB, smart kid, ya think?
    Rubbing shoulders with the Manning’s can’t hurt, solid and good pick, see Drew Bree’s .
    THE CT GIANT

  13. z561 says:
    Apr 27, 2013 5:17 PM
    They really should have just traded this pick for Tebow if they wanted a backup QB. This nassib clown won ZERO national championships and ZERO Heismans. The only problem is the g-men are scared tebow would win some games and take Eli’s job…

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    Yeah because those National Championships and Heismann’s Tom Brady and Eli Manning won really “helped” their careers.

    FAIL.

    You made ZERO sense. Mayock, National Football Post had him as one of the highest rated QB.

  14. Tale of the tape – Championships: Giants 8, Steelers 6, Playoffs: Giants 31, Steelers 27, HOF’s: Giants 29, Steelers 26, Wins: Giants 654, Steelers 561. Home City: Giants New York, Steelers Pittsburgh. It could be worse, Art Rooney could have moved the team to Philidelphia to be closer to the track.

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