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Raanan: Keith RIvers and Shaun Rogers "likely moving on"

FranknWeezer : 1/30/2014 10:13 am
Mostly speculation, but passing it along nonetheless.
FA's Rivers and Rogers - ( New Window )
Not a surprise  
Big Blue '56 : 1/30/2014 10:14 am : link
if true
How would anyone notice if Rivers left?  
Greg from LI : 1/30/2014 10:17 am : link
Rogers played far better than I ever expected, but given his age, conditioning issues and injury history the Giants would be foolish to rely on him.
arcarsenal : 1/30/2014 10:18 am : link
Would have liked Rogers back for 1 more year as a depth guy but not a huge deal.
If we lose Rivers  
Bill in UT : 1/30/2014 10:21 am : link
maybe we can get Curry back
No Surprise ....  
Beer Man : 1/30/2014 10:24 am : link
Shaun seems to be at that age where he is more prone to injury and can't stay healthy. Except for a couple of games, Rivers has been mostly quiet; he certainly hasn't played to the level of a top-ten pick.
Curry, for what?  
JonC : 1/30/2014 10:25 am : link
Dude's a statue.
AcidTest : 1/30/2014 10:25 am : link
should retire IMO. Rogers had a decent career, but he's 35 with knee problems. If he saved his money, he's set. Quit and lose some weight to ease the strain on your knees big fella.
Dude's a statue.  
Bill in UT : 1/30/2014 10:34 am : link
That's the point. It would be like Rivers was still here
Keith Rivers was exactly what Cincinnati  
Jimmy Googs : 1/30/2014 10:37 am : link
thought he was when they traded him to us for that 5th round pick...

kind of nothing.

Rivers is plenty mobile and athletic  
JonC : 1/30/2014 10:38 am : link
but he is soft with no feel for the game.
Victor in CT : 1/30/2014 10:43 am : link
talk about no impact.....
We prove once again  
Bill in UT : 1/30/2014 10:50 am : link
the internet is not a good place for sarcasm, lol
Is curry  
giantgiantfan : 1/30/2014 10:57 am : link
still watching old footage of Giant linebackers for inspiration?
RE: How would anyone notice if Rivers left?  
jeff57 : 1/30/2014 11:00 am : link
In comment 11483516 Greg from LI said:
Rogers played far better than I ever expected, but given his age, conditioning issues and injury history the Giants would be foolish to rely on him.

Rivers is athletic, but he either forgot how to play the game,  
Doomster : 1/30/2014 11:22 am : link
or never really knew...

Guy just did not make plays.....let's face it, there are guys who look great in college, because they free lance.....but put into a system where there a "reads" and "responsibilities", one second of hesitation, and you don't come close to resembling that player in college....
or that lame sarcasm is ignored  
JonC : 1/30/2014 11:25 am : link
or that lame sarcasm is ignored  
Bill in UT : 1/30/2014 11:42 am : link
yeah, I'm still trying to deal with that :)
Larry in Pencilvania : 1/30/2014 11:50 am : link
Good for Indian food that's about it
Joey in VA : 1/30/2014 11:53 am : link
Played much much better as the year wore on. Beason I assume had a hand there, the entire LB corps picked up their play after his arrival.

I think JW and Paysinger flanking Beason is serviceable and I still think Williams has the goods to be a good WILL for us. Paysinger isn't overly instinctive, but he's aggressive and a good core st player but we could use an upgrade there obviously. I expect a guy like Alan Bradford to maybe make a bid for playing time during the Summer.
All I know is that if you can't crack the starting LB  
Jimmy Googs : 1/30/2014 12:14 pm : link
group of the NY Giants, then you need a new profession.

Can't believe we gave up a 5th round pick  
Simms11 : 1/30/2014 12:29 pm : link
for Rivers!
RE: Can't believe we gave up a 5th round pick  
Sonic Youth : 1/30/2014 12:31 pm : link
In comment 11483937 Simms11 said:
for Rivers!

I think he performed decently enough to warrant a 5th round pick. What do you expect from a 5th rounder that would be a significant upgrade over Rivers? Especially given the Giants midround draft track record.
I would let Rivers go  
BigBluDawg : 1/30/2014 1:29 pm : link
And try too sign a guy like James Anderson reunite him with Beason, He had a good year with the Bears (103 tackles 4 sacks). He's already in his 30's so he shouldn't be expensive, and the bears just selected Khaseem Greene and Jon Bostic as replacements that might be ready to start.
Eric from BBI : Admin : 1/30/2014 1:30 pm : link
actually quietly had his best season quite some time...see the Roster Analysis section for his final totals. He also stayed healthy.
My thoughts are best summed up by this picture...  
Jan in DC : 1/30/2014 1:32 pm : link
SBlue46 : 1/30/2014 1:46 pm : link
Gave away a lot of picks that
Didnt pan out
I believe  
phil in arizona : 1/30/2014 4:23 pm : link
the PFF stats liked Rivers down the stretch as well.

I could be wrong. I'm OK with bringing him back.
Rivers did play better as Beason ramped up his influence  
JonC : 1/30/2014 4:25 pm : link
He's an ok option if they decide to continue to address OLB in cost-controlled manner.
Rivers had his best season in a while?  
Jimmy Googs : 1/30/2014 4:27 pm : link
and PFF rated him well too?

I recall he did decently against Oakland. Other than that, I am missing when these numerous good performances occurred.

One thing Rivers is excellent at  
NYGmen58 : 1/30/2014 4:32 pm : link
is shedding blocks. He's actually one of the better LBs in football at it.

His problem is that he's slow as molasses and misses too many tackles.
adam curry  
marc in easton : 1/30/2014 5:27 pm : link
great hair
area junc : 1/30/2014 6:16 pm : link
u just described the exact opposite of Rivers. he sucks at any part of the physical game but he is actually an unbelievable athlete with solid football instincts. he just doesn't like contact.

if u r joking I apologize, sarcasm on the net is tough
Doomster : 1/30/2014 9:38 pm : link
Eric from BBI : Admin : 1:30 pm : link : reply
actually quietly had his best season quite some time...see the Roster Analysis section for his final totals. He also stayed healthy.

His best wasn't even average.....
Maybe it's  
Semipro Lineman : 1/30/2014 9:46 pm : link
just me but shouldn't people wait until River's replacement is on the roster before dumping him
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