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Should the Giants lock up Osi now?

Bob Quinn : 4/17/2012 2:34 pm
Good article.
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I haven't  
Josh in the City : 4/17/2012 2:36 pm : link
yet read the article but there is almost no way the Giants and Osi will agree on his fair value. To the Giants, he's a very good #3 DE. But Osi considers himself a top 10 DE in the NFL. No way the Giants will be able to pay 3 guys top 10 money at the position.
it's just not possible  
sacks : 4/17/2012 2:37 pm : link
which is why may here are suggesting a DE with our pick. We need a cheaper long term option for the next 3-4 years as we get JPP locked up and eventually re-work tucks deal.
it is good, thanks  
chris r : 4/17/2012 2:38 pm : link
If Osi is willing to take a John Abrams type deal, I'm all for it.
He said he'd take  
Bob Quinn : 4/17/2012 2:39 pm : link
less money to stay in NY. He loves the organization, despite everything. And being one of 3 DEs will keep him and Tuck fresh.
It's simply not  
Josh in the City : 4/17/2012 2:41 pm : link
happening. No way the economics can make sense for both sides. I hope that there's some way JR can prove me wrong but I highly doubt it.
sacks : 4/17/2012 2:41 pm : link
how much less? I really wish we could keep him but I dont see how it's possible.

That being said you never know.
Re: How much less,  
Bob Quinn : 4/17/2012 2:45 pm : link
I guess that's up in the air. I guess my point is there's no better use of a team's money (other than QB) than three great pass rushers.
I've always like Osi as a player but the Giants  
Grandpa : 4/17/2012 2:49 pm : link
are up against the cap which may not go up much in the next few years, Eli's percentage will continue to increase, Snee, Thomas if he plays well this year, Webster etc. Victor and Nicks have to be taken care of and Osi is nearing the end of his career (He'll be 33 when his contract is up) and had had injury concerns over the past few seasons. Osi wants to stay but Reese has a business to run and I just don't see it happening. There are very few fairy tail endings like Elway and Strahan for fan's favorite football players. Ask Joe Montana or Tomlinson or countless others.
Moot question  
nygirlie : 4/17/2012 2:51 pm : link
No cap space. End of story.
Osi will be almost 33  
Grandpa : 4/17/2012 2:51 pm : link
I believe his birthday is in November?
I don't  
KsToNe498 : 4/17/2012 2:51 pm : link
See a way that we can, he is going to cost a pretty penny and we need that money for the young guys especially if the cap stays at this level like many of the Owners think it will
Don't trust his injury history along with his age  
xman : 4/17/2012 2:53 pm : link
Necessary to move on and see what happens. At best we get one more year injury free out of him . This is the new era of cap control. You need to weigh the consequences. Be thankful for what we got from Osi
Osi will be 31 in November, not 33  
speedywheels : 4/17/2012 2:53 pm : link
Blue Baller : 4/17/2012 2:55 pm : link
I love how Osi ages

By the time the draft rolls around he will be 40!

Osi Umenyiora was a hundred thirty seven years old  
Motley Blue : 4/17/2012 2:59 pm : link
when he sacked Aaron Rogers in the playoffs!
How soon they forget  
T in NJ : 4/17/2012 3:06 pm : link
Ernie Accorsi almost walked away from the trade with SD in 2004 because Smith wanted the young up-and-coming DE. Accorsi knew what he had and said "No dice". The rest is history.
I'd wait until after the draft ...  
Beer Man : 4/17/2012 3:18 pm : link
There is no hury, the team doesn't know who will be available when they pick, and why give the other teams a hint as to where Jerry may go in the draft
I'm so happy I read that genius  
Vegas Steve : 4/17/2012 3:28 pm : link
Like the giants really don't want to sign Osi.

It would have been really nice if the writer had included where the Giants were going to find the money to pay him?
No question Osi still adds value to the teams'  
The Duke : 4/17/2012 3:39 pm : link
overall performance level, but for how much longer? Strahan was able to do it and stay relatively injury free but Osi has a history of injury problems. This is a very tough call for the Giants to make, trade him now and get some value or take a chance of overpaying him and watching him break down physically as he grows older. It will be interesting to watch and see how this all plays out. As a fan I would love to see Osi retire as a Giant for his entire career, but as we are often reminded football is a business and the GMs have to make decisions that they feel are in the best long-term interests of the team. Let's hope the right decision is made, whatever it is!
If they were able to land a high 2nd for him I'd jump at the deal  
yatqb : 4/17/2012 3:55 pm : link
for cap reasons among other things. But I wonder whether even a mid-2 is available for him (although I think he's worth at least that).
No way. I want him hungry...  
baadbill : 4/17/2012 4:02 pm : link
and playing for a contract ... I do NOT trust Osi to play hungry if he gets an extension now.
Umenyiora wants  
TMS : 4/17/2012 4:47 pm : link
security in this contract. Why wouldnt he at his age and with his recent history. We are too smart to give him any guarantees so he plays his last year out with this contract. IMO
Actually I meant at the end of Osi's contract next  
Grandpa : 4/17/2012 4:50 pm : link
year (when be becomes a FA) he will be almost 33 just to clarify.
He was born on 11/16/1981  
Bob Quinn : 4/17/2012 5:21 pm : link
So during the 2013 season, he'll turn 32.
I'd take any pick in the 2nd for him  
JonC : 4/17/2012 5:23 pm : link
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