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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.

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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.

  2. weaponx73 says: Apr 27, 2013 4:18 PM

    Oh yea cant resist that value on a guy that will never play. What a joke of a pick. Atleast we have two back up QBs now.

  3. lennydpocketqb says: Apr 27, 2013 4:20 PM

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

    _______________

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

  4. mimitaroo says: Apr 27, 2013 4:22 PM

    You can always pass on a guy who is very unlikely to play. Especially when you need to bolster that defensive front 7

  5. sfm073 says: Apr 27, 2013 4:23 PM

    Can never have enough good players no matter what position. Always take the best player you’ll be fine.

  6. pj1983a says: Apr 27, 2013 4:27 PM

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

  7. goraidersgospurs says: Apr 27, 2013 4:37 PM

    you also cost the kid a chance to start in Oakland!!!

  8. thesteelers says: Apr 27, 2013 4:37 PM

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

    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.

  9. deltaoracle says: Apr 27, 2013 4:38 PM

    Wasn’t he drafted in the top ten?

  10. hater79 says: Apr 27, 2013 4:40 PM

    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.

  11. jimbo75025 says: Apr 27, 2013 4:41 PM

    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?

  12. pnut87 says: Apr 27, 2013 4:43 PM

    thesteelers says: Apr 27, 2013 4:15 PM

    We are better than you because we are God’s team.
    ————

    Forget which account you’re signed in on, Logical?

  13. buddybowl69 says: Apr 27, 2013 5:04 PM

    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.

  14. craigjosh says: Apr 27, 2013 5:12 PM

    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.

  15. raideralex99 says: Apr 27, 2013 5:16 PM

    Draft a player who will never play … it makes sense.

  16. 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…

  17. dbones750 says: Apr 27, 2013 5:35 PM

    Cheaper backup than Carr. Every dollar counts these days.

  18. justintuckrule says: Apr 27, 2013 5:43 PM

    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.

  19. defeetrexryan says: Apr 27, 2013 5:50 PM

    This guy has “Matt Flynn” written all over him he does.

  20. wave222 says: Apr 27, 2013 5:56 PM

    A very good solid sound smart pick!!
    Eli will teach him the ropes!!

  21. bookofelisha says: Apr 27, 2013 6:08 PM

    has a chance to learn from eli watchin his pros and cons and become a good qb.

  22. theytukrjobs says: Apr 27, 2013 6:22 PM

    Backup Qb is the most underrated position on the team. Good value. Smart move.

  23. 13arod says: Apr 27, 2013 6:33 PM

    so if he does beeter then ellie manning then he will be the starter ????

  24. followme2boston says: Apr 27, 2013 7:09 PM

    Two words: Kirk Cousins, ‘Skins were in playoffs last year because of him. You are only as good as your backup QB.

  25. raymondtx says: Apr 27, 2013 7:17 PM

    Tom Coughlin says Ryan Nassib was too good to pass up…the 111th time.

  26. fringetastic says: Apr 27, 2013 7:17 PM

    On the third day. Buffalo’s first round pick looks worse and worse…

  27. 6ball says: Apr 27, 2013 7:18 PM

    .

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

    .

  28. multiplemiggs says: Apr 27, 2013 7:37 PM

    hahah all you people are IDIOTS hahah

  29. ctgiant says: Apr 27, 2013 7:42 PM

    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

  30. newjerseygiants says: Apr 27, 2013 8:15 PM

    The Giants = All The Right Moves. The Class of the NFL.

  31. tatum064 says: Apr 27, 2013 8:26 PM

    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…

    =========

    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.

  32. kev86 says: Apr 27, 2013 10:11 PM

    What a steal. Reese is a great GM.

  33. istallion says: Apr 28, 2013 8:27 AM

    I agree, he is a steal at 4, but to hope he never plays……..

  34. stompuout says: Apr 28, 2013 2:05 PM

    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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