Justin Tuck goes to Oakland after asking Giants for more

AP

Justin Tuck kept giving the Giants chances, but they refused to throw more money at him.

So he’s headed across country.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Tuck gave the Giants a chance to sweeten their offer, and when they declined, he accepted a two-year, $11 million deal from the Raiders.

While it’s a bit of a face-saving move for the Raiders after last night’s embarrassing Rodger Saffold debacle, being so blatantly used as leverage, and then settled for, is kind of embarrassing in its own right.

Tuck should give them the pass-rush they lost when Lamarr Houston went to Chicago, as he’s more of a proven commodity.

The Giants, on the other hand, have proven they won’t blink.

50 responses to “Justin Tuck goes to Oakland after asking Giants for more

  1. Tuck is a solid citizen, and a good person. For the sake of the Raiders, I hope you get the person that played the second half of last season – as opposed to the person we had for the 2 previous seasons.

    Wish him nothing but the best – but not sure he was worth the $.

  2. Lamarr Houston had 6 sacks last year and and old Justin Tuck had 11. I’m tellin’ ya, losing Veldheer hurt, but losing Houston won’t. WAY overrated. Two years at the most and the Bears will be complaining that he’s just a run stopper.

  3. No shock at all. Raiders had to spend that billion dollars of cap space some how. Mine as well blow it on a guy looking for dollar signs.

  4. Good luck Tuck. Thanks for your contributions in helping Big Blue win two championships. Hoping the leadership isn’t missed in the short term.

  5. i sure hope he’s motivated again, he should be getting alot of playing time in Oakland. I don’t know how much his injuries really affected him on the Giants, but he seemed to be coasting it.

  6. Just when I thought this joke of a team couldn’t get any dummer, Bowl-cut goes out and does something like this…

    I mean seriously just the other day you let go of the only reliable back in Jennings and sign brittle bones mcgee to all that money for 1 year (= 6 games at best)

    Oh my at least I always get a good laugh

  7. What player would seriously want to play for a franchise that has awful facilities, an outdated stadium, and no talent to compete?

    They say get as much while you can in the NFL, but I would have went anywhere else but there if I cared about playing meaningful football.

  8. Ok I know most of you hate the Raiders, and that ok. But you got to admit, that facemask Tuck wears will look awesome with the Raider helmet and uniform.

  9. Yeah Gantt, Tuck is PFT’s 20th-rated free agent. Real embarrassing to have to settle for a player of that caliber. Keep being a sheep.

  10. I for one am sad to see the man go. Class act, and played hard mostly. Good luck to him, can’t deny the man the right to be paid as much as he feels he is worth.

    Tough to replace.

  11. I get the feeling that anything the raiders do haters are gonna hate. Solid move by ReMc.
    Now to sign Woodley, Hatcher, and a bunch of depth. Like Vance walker, pat sims, bj raji, usama young, Mike Jenkins, Charles woodson.

  12. The deal will be void by sundown when Mark and Reg discover Tuck had a hang nail last season.

  13. This is Reese, Coughlin, and Fewell saying they believe in what Damontre Moore can bring, compared to what Tuck can bring.

    Branch Rickey said “Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late.” Same is true in free agency. Osi left last year because the Giants were budget-shrewd and he ended up a situational player in Atlanta. Tuck leaves for the same reason this year, and for his sake, hopefully fares better than Osi.

  14. I bet many free agents make that call asking for a matching offer before picking up and moving to a new city. If he has a family and kids it makes even more sense. It’s only “settled for” because it’s the Raiders.

  15. So the Giants were going to give Schofield (who has 11.5 sacks for his career) 8, but wouldn’t give Tuck (who has 11 sacks in the past 12 months) 11? Ok Reese, you sure showed him.

  16. As a Giants fan, the two best games I ever saw this guy play happened to be Super Bowls. I’ll hate seeing him in another uniform, but for 11 million over 2 years, I’m glad the Giants did not try to up that offer.

  17. Good luck, Justin. You gave us everything you had and then some. I just wish for you that if you had to leave Big Blue it was to go to a franchise with more current credibility than the Raiders. Stay healthy and make sure your check doesn’t bounce. That’s about as much as you can hope for from a once proud franchise gone sour.

  18. How much did Ware get? How Many sacks did Ware Have? How Old is Ware?

    Welcome to Raider Nation Tuck. Haters going to Hate.. keep the Hate coming we love it!!!

  19. I don’t see what is so embarrassing about Saffold. They brought him in, failed the physical, booted him out. No harm done. Now if you want to remember something embarrassing in free agency, look up Tampa Bay signs Alvin Harper.

  20. Tuck will be horrible next year surrounded by the keystone cop defense in Oakland. They got lit up all year and compound that with the loss of houston and Porter. Why is Mckenzie still in Oakland?

  21. SHOULD give the Raiders the pass rush that they lost when Lamarr Houston left? He had eleven sacks last year and Houston had six. I’d say he’s got that covered.

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