Where did that assessment come from? I can find no evidence to support that statement or assessment of LaCosse as a player.
The Giants are intrigued enough by what LaCosse has shown in two sets of training camps and limited game time – enough to bring him back for another try in 2017. LaCosse and Will Johnson may very well be competing for the new HB role in the Giants offense in 2017.
LaCosse has played in a total of 4 games as a New York Giant. 2 regular season games in 2015 and 2 pre-season games in 2016. Both season end with injuries and IR. From the BBI game reviews, LaCosse was not called out once for being “destroyed
”. In fact LaCosse’s blocking drew mild praise, and he was productive receiving in one regular season game.
Quite a few reports from the 2015 and 2106 training camp and game reviews were positive about LaCosee’s performance and chances to make the final 53 man roster. Consider these articles and the games reviews later on to disprove your inaccurate statement.
The 6-foot-5, 261-pound LaCosse has worked in a rotation with the first-team offense along with Larry Donnell and Will Tye, undrafted free agents that have thrived with the Giants
The latest no-name tight end to bubble to the surface with the Giants may already be making his move at organized team activities. Matt LaCosse has consistently been making plays this spring, and earned a large chunk of first-team snaps during Wednesday's OTA workout which was open to the media.
That's saying something with not one but two incumbent starters on the roster. Larry Donnell broke out in 2014 and it was Will Tye's turn last season when Donnell fractured a bone in his neck. They have both flashed promise as receivers, combining for 71 receptions for 687 yards and five touchdowns last season.
LaCosse may already be the best blocking tight end currently on the Giants roster, even if his competition in that regard isn't very strong.
LaCosse, a rookie free agent, was waived by the Giants on Aug. 2 after suffering a hamstring injury in training camp. He received an injury settlement, and per NFL rules, this was the first week they could re-sign him. LaCosse was signed by the Giants on May 7. He played in 46 games at the University of Illinois, where he caught 38 passes for 397 yards and six touchdowns. As a senior in 2014, he played in 13 games with 6 starts and caught 14 passes for 117 yards and three scores
LaCosse lined up as the in-line blocker, where he showed decent technique in squaring up his man, sinking his hips and bursting forward to gain the leverage into his “block.”
LaCosse, who lined up wide and in the slot for the Giants, put his receiving skills on display on the second day of the minicamp, hauling in every catchable ball thrown his way, and wowing the coaches and his teammates by making a diving reception on a ball thrown by former Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova.
*Speaking of tight ends, Matt LaCosse is getting quite a bit of work with the first-team offense and has looked pretty solid in that role. LaCosse, who also impressed in the blocking drills, made some nice receptions today from a variety of positions on the field.
• One of the lesser talked about switches in personnel today is that tight end Matt LaCosse received quite a few reps at the expense of Larry Donnell. LaCosse made a beautiful reception on a comeback route. He also outjumped a defender—I couldn’t see who it was given the media’s vantage point—and snared the ball at its high point.
BBI scouting on LaCosse.
The Giants waived/injured Matt LaCosse in late August 2016 and then placed him on Injured Reserve with a knee injury that required surgery. LaCosse was originally signed by the Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2015 NFL Draft. The Giants waived/injured him in August with a hamstring injury and re-signed him to the Practice Squad in November and the 53-man roster in December 2015. He played in two games and finished with three catches for 22 yards. LaCosse is a versatile player who played tight end, H-Back, and fullback in college. LaCosse has good speed and catches the football well.
TE LaCosse game reviews, stats and transaction history.
Game 1 – Miami Dolphins 27 – New York Giants 10. LaCosse did not generate any stats. From the BBI game review. Tight Ends - Again, quarterbacking was so poor that it was tough to get a good read on the tight ends in the passing game. Will Tye had a nifty 15-yard catch-and-run called back due to an illegal formation penalty on Byron Stingily. The only official catch was the 7-yarder caught by Jerell Adams late in the 4th quarter. Larry Donnell was flagged with an unnecessary holding penalty on an outside run. Donnell did have an excellent block as an up back on Andre Williams’ 16-yard run. Tye and Matt LaCosse
seemed to do a reasonable job run blocking.
Game 2 – Buffalo Bills 21 – New York Giants 0. LaCosse did not generate any stats. From the BBI game review. Tight Ends/Offensive Line. I’m grouping these two unit together this week as their pathetic blocking up front was the primary reason for the shit show on offense………. Again, individual breakdowns led to issues….. On the very next snap, Stingily, Seymour, and Farrell all immediately fell off of their blocks and Williams was surrounded by Bills (Matt LaCosse
also had an impossible angle to attempt to block someone on this play).
Game 3 – New York Giants 21 – New York Jets 20. Tight End Matt LaCosse (knee) also did not play.
8/30 TE Matt LaCosse placed on injured reserve
8/29 TE Matt LaCosse waived/injured
Week 17. Philadelphia Eagles 35 – New York Giants 30. LaCosse did not generate any stats or comments in the BBI post game review.
Week 16. Minnesota Vikings 49 – New York Giants 17. From the BBI game review. Tight Ends. Crap. Giants tight ends had one catch for six yards in the first half. In the end, Will Tye, Jerome Cunningham, and Matt LaCosse (3 for 22)
had a total of eight catches, but seven of those came when the game was well out of hand.
LaCosse did not play in any pre-season games after being waived/injured on August 1st.
12/25 TE Matt LaCosse signed from practice squad
11/4 TE Matt LaCosse signed to practice squad
8/4 TE Matt LaCosse waived/injury settlement
8/3 TE Matt LaCosse placed on injured reserve
8/1 TE Matt LaCosse waived/injured
Sounds like you make an opinionated statement without merit or fact to back it up.
Do try and be supportive of the team, and the players. Won’t you?