@ProFootballTalk: Giants will kick tires on Kerry Rhodes on Tuesday http://t.co/pltFODqxOD
that our community is more mature than to make gay jokes about an athlete who came out.
but I trust the Giants will be careful with making a move on him, knowing the drama that follows him.
Herzlich, not giving up on Thomas and not being closed minded while 31 other teams are. We really are the elite class of the nfl.
for him to get up to speed. But with him, Will Hill, Antrelle Rolle and Mundy, safety could be a very strong unit.
but Reese is doing his due diligence to be sure that they have options lined up in case of another injury back there. Rolle hurt is groin this week and who knows if that becomes an issue which could cause him to miss time at some point. The Giants have Taylor back there, but he's not ready for prime time at all. They don't have Hill back until Week 5. If they need a veteran to slot in there quickly, Rhodes would make sense.
I just don't want to hear about his personal life and choices. All I care about is football.
level (which is what I doubt), who really cares about his "drama?"
If anything, he was a victim and possibly outed against his wishes and if teams are holding that against them, that speaks incredibly low for them, not him.
Rolle and Rhodes share a defensive backfield in Arizona? If so, I'm sure JR has all the info he needs about Rhodes in the locker room.
Like that matters to the NYG at this point. How about actual bodies on the field to have 11 starters?
Yeah - that's a tad more important
Some teams, and the Giants are one of them, pay a significant amount of attention to a player's character, the company they keep, the drama that tends to follow them, because they're working to keep the locker room solid.
Some care, some don't, it is what it is.
but rather the consistent talk that he was more interested in farming opportunities away from football than he was in playing football, and the talk of consistently inconsistent preparation and focus, etc.
Completely ok with the tryout and hopeful signing, but I don't think Rhodes has "come out." I think all the hubbub was caused by an article on deadspin, not because of any big announcement by Rhodes. Regardless, the guy is a veteran players, who hits like a ton of bricks, has played with Rolle, and would be a nice presence on the field who comes cheap.
He does have talent. We'll see if the Giants agree
if he can do this
or else he'd be on a roster already as a back-up at least. He won't make the team.
I guess I missed that. I don't care one but if he can still play. if 31 other teams pass on a good safety because of that, that's their problem.
rumors surfaced bc the blogosphere picked up on shirtless pics of him shirtlessly frolicking with other shirtless dudes not at an a NFL facility, and having male companions or something.
that theres anything wrong with it
But it really shouldn't matter. I'm of the opinion that he is gay.
It's just that he's, you know...
with JonC. The question is not whether he's gay, although that could be true for some teams. The question is his motivation.
It would appear that Ross' exile in Jax(his choice) has certainly turned him in to quite the determined player-at least as of now..
Rhodes' non-signing "exile" might very well do the same..
include box turtles, if he can play safety sign him up.
but that he actually listened to the NTTAWWT crowd. ;-)
Who among us hasn't frolicked daintily around with other shirtless men...our hot, sweaty bodies glinting in the pentrating afternoon sun.
I say welcome aboard Kerry. This team needs players that can really carry a heavy load on their back.
BBI is going to have a bigger field day with the geigh jokes than the Pugh arms jokes
these rumors? I never heard anything about Rhodes' sexuality being "questioned" until now.
The Giants shouldn't care if he's gayer than a Bruno Mars song... well wait, that's going too far. But if he's just gayer than the Top Gun volleyball scene it shouldn't matter.
All 31 other teams are closeminded. Has nothing to do with Kerry asking for too much or acting like a reality TV diva.
Rated as a top 5 Safety on PFF last year? I could care less if he likes pussy, dick or both. If he can cover the deep pass and force turnovers I would be more then happy with him.
These two guys will be 2 of the biggest Giants Fans!!!!!
the pictures out there are pretty convincing.
and we're only 2 weeks in
But if we sign him, this is the ideal franchise to have a gay player. This team has maturity and a coaching staff and ownership that would create/foster a nurturing environment based in merit, not sexual preference. If he still has football talent, I'm all for bringing him in.
than Brandon Myers has this first half...
So that we can play 4-2-5.
Using rolle in the front like a fake LB is probably a better option than giving Herzlich ANY playing time at all.
once Hill and Rhodes are there. Play 6 DBs, 2 corners and 4 safties, Rolle, Mundy, Hill and Rhodes. On passing downs, replace two of the safties with Thomas and Hosley.
They have clearly shown they have no use for LBs anyway.
have the new safety cover the TE...