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NJ.com: 7 under-the-radar Giants who boosted their stock

Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/13/2017 10:48 am
FYI...
7 under-the-radar Giants who boosted their stock in preseason opener - ( New Window )
also...  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/13/2017 10:49 am : link
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Rhett Ellison, Paul Perkins noticed for different reasons in opener - ( New Window )
his 53 projections goes against his article  
George from PA : 8/13/2017 10:59 am : link
with cuts to Powe and Taylor.

he also had Wheeler not making the final roster.....which is fine but who will be backing up Flowers?
pugh backs up flowers  
idiotsavant : 8/13/2017 11:04 am : link
. most likely. so the question is guard depth again
RE: his 53 projections goes against his article  
Klaatu : 8/13/2017 11:40 am : link
In comment 13558713 George from PA said:
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with cuts to Powe and Taylor.

he also had Wheeler not making the final roster.....which is fine but who will be backing up Flowers?


Duggan's rationale for keeping Lewis instead of Powe is that Lewis is faster, and therefore more of an asset on special teams. I've got a bit of a problem with that.

Lewis ran a 4.57 at the Combine. Powe did not attend the Combine, but ran a 4.49 at his Pro Day. Now, even if you believe that Pro Day numbers are inflated, I don't think anyone believes that they're done so to a ridiculous degree. It's not like Powe actually ran, say, a 4.75 and they clocked him at 4.49. The difference in straight-line speed between the two of them seems negligible to me, and let's not forget that Powe is almost two inches taller and twenty pounds heavier than Lewis, and a hell of lot stronger (at least where the bench press is concerned), and put up better numbers in the VJ and BJ.

We also know that Powe was a pretty good special-teamer in college, with a blocked punt to his credit, and was only taken off special teams when he became a much bigger part of the Cal offense. I'd take Powe over Lewis every day and twice on Sundays.
I'm rooting for Shane Smith  
wonderback : 8/13/2017 11:50 am : link
Wonder how the tight end numbers will work out for him. Giants need a traditional FB at least for a handful of plays on gameday. Smith fills the bill.
Klatuu  
SLIM_ : 8/13/2017 12:13 pm : link
Watch last year's film. Lewis proved to be an excellent gunner.
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Klaatu : 8/13/2017 12:32 pm : link
In comment 13558777 SLIM_ said:
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Watch last year's film. Lewis proved to be an excellent gunner.


Competent, certainly. Excellent? I don't know...I don't think he's anything special, and if they can upgrade at WR and not lose anything on STs then I say go for it.
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mrvax : 8/13/2017 12:43 pm : link
In comment 13558793 Klaatu said:
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Watch last year's film. Lewis proved to be an excellent gunner.



Competent, certainly. Excellent? I don't know...I don't think he's anything special, and if they can upgrade at WR and not lose anything on STs then I say go for it.



I agree. That settles it. Lewis is gone, Powe stays.
Right  
AcidTest : 8/13/2017 12:57 pm : link
now it's Powe over Lewis and Rudolph for the sixth WR spot. assuming they even keep six.
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Klaatu : 8/13/2017 1:01 pm : link
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Watch last year's film. Lewis proved to be an excellent gunner.



Competent, certainly. Excellent? I don't know...I don't think he's anything special, and if they can upgrade at WR and not lose anything on STs then I say go for it.




I agree. That settles it. Lewis is gone, Powe stays.


For some strange reason I can't get Coach McAdoo on the phone to let him know what we've decided.

I'll keep trying, though.
RE: also...  
Carson53 : 8/13/2017 1:28 pm : link
In comment 13558709 Eric from BBI said:
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... Rhett Ellison, Paul Perkins noticed for different reasons in opener - ( New Window )
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"He has to make him miss and he has to run him over," McAdoo said. "We have to at least get a first down on that play."

That's it Coach, don't let them feel complacent or satisfied, I like it!
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adamg : 8/13/2017 3:39 pm : link
In comment 13558793 Klaatu said:
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Watch last year's film. Lewis proved to be an excellent gunner.



Competent, certainly. Excellent? I don't know...I don't think he's anything special, and if they can upgrade at WR and not lose anything on STs then I say go for it.


He was better than competent. And he is faster. His problem is drops. And that's a deal breaker for me. I'm with you on Powe; I liked what he showed, but lying to yourself and others about Lewis' talent ain't fair.
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Klaatu : 8/14/2017 8:47 am : link
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Watch last year's film. Lewis proved to be an excellent gunner.

Competent, certainly. Excellent? I don't know...I don't think he's anything special, and if they can upgrade at WR and not lose anything on STs then I say go for it.

He was better than competent. And he is faster. His problem is drops. And that's a deal breaker for me. I'm with you on Powe; I liked what he showed, but lying to yourself and others about Lewis' talent ain't fair.


Who's lying? Lewis' five whole special teams tackles make him a competent gunner, but he's hardly the second coming of Reyna Thompson.

Couple that with his five receptions and it says "eminently replaceable" to me.

He's nothing special (no pun intended).
I like Munson  
jeff57 : 8/14/2017 9:04 am : link
Should stick
my money's on Wheeler to be the swing tackle  
JonC : 8/14/2017 11:56 am : link
and Flowers' back up, which Pugh is not.

Munson's going to have to provide versatility as keeping two MIKEs would be a rarity.
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