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Giants players pick who will be this year's breakout star

Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/9/2017 10:03 am
I found this to be an interesting article since we're hearing from teammates.
Giants players pick who will be this year's breakout star - ( New Window )
Engram  
igotyourbackman : 9/9/2017 10:10 am : link
Hands down.

And Goodson on Defense.
RE: Engram  
Ira : 9/9/2017 10:12 am : link
In comment 13589222 igotyourbackman said:
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Hands down.

And Goodson on Defense.


Two very good selections.
I think it's Perkins myself  
gidiefor : Mod : 9/9/2017 10:15 am : link
he's going to surprise a bunch of folks as to just how much impact he's going to have on games this year. He's potentially a better back than Tiki Barber. He has much more natural ability than Tiki had.

I don't consider Engram a break out player  
gidiefor : Mod : 9/9/2017 10:19 am : link
he's not going to come in and have a ho hum first year --
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Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/9/2017 10:27 am : link
Good to see Michael Hunter received a vote.

Man, if he really pans out, the Giants are in great shape at CB.
RE: ...  
robbieballs2003 : 9/9/2017 10:30 am : link
In comment 13589227 Eric from BBI said:
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Good to see Michael Hunter received a vote.

Man, if he really pans out, the Giants are in great shape at CB.


Michael Hunter must really believe in himself.
I'm surprised that no one voted for  
ShockNRoll : 9/9/2017 10:34 am : link
Sterling Shepard. He had a good rookie year, but I think he can hit 1,000 yards this season. All the attention that is going to be paid to Odell, Marshall, and Engram in addition to what I think will be an improved running game, Shepard is going to one on one with nickel CB's most of the year, or will be able to exploit zone coverage. I can see a 80-1,000-6 type season for Shepard.

Hard to argue against the players' votes for Goodson, Perkins, Thompson, Apple, and Okwara though. Pretty encouraging stuff regardless.
Two notes  
Dan Duggan : 9/9/2017 10:36 am : link
1. Players couldn't vote for themselves

2. A few guys mentioned Engram and Tomlinson, but I vetoed rookies. They don't qualify as breakout players in my book.
ShockNRoll  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/9/2017 10:36 am : link
The only thing I worry about with Shepard is Engram cutting into his snaps.
if only Apple stayed healthy then he'd be one for sure  
micky : 9/9/2017 10:38 am : link
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Bobby Hart  
Earl the goat : 9/9/2017 10:46 am : link
The best RT in the league
RE: ...  
Simms11 : 9/9/2017 10:48 am : link
In comment 13589227 Eric from BBI said:
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Good to see Michael Hunter received a vote.

Man, if he really pans out, the Giants are in great shape at CB.


Hunter looks great in pass coverage, but I've seen him shy away from making a tackles against the run. Maybe that will change, but he's certainly a good one to have as depth, non-the-less.
Perkins, Goodson, Apple, Shepard  
ZGiants98 : 9/9/2017 11:44 am : link
Thompson, Darkwa, Hunter... man. Can this season please start?
I still don't know how great Thompson  
ZGiants98 : 9/9/2017 11:47 am : link
Is going to be in coverage but I do expect him to rack up a bunch of freebie interceptions. Our line and secondary combo are going to create havoc on on quarterbacks this year and I expect DT to the victor of the spoils often.
i don't know how you can possibly compare  
CMicks3110 : 9/9/2017 11:49 am : link
perkins to tiki yet or say he had more natural ability? Tiki had all-time great vision, it's hard to teach that. Saying perkins can run faster is one thing, i'm sure he can, but it's the vision that separates tiki
RE: Bobby Hart  
FStubbs : 9/9/2017 11:51 am : link
In comment 13589241 Earl the goat said:
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The best RT in the league


If that happened, Flowers became mediocre, and the team was relatively healthy, they win the Superbowl. Bottom line.
I chose Goodson before the draft  
Bluesbreaker : 9/9/2017 12:02 pm : link
There is something about him maybe he has some Harry Carson in him I think we would all be pleased with that .
I have hopes for Thompson as we have needed a ball hawk centerfield type player who is still an unknown commodity .
Another guy who may not get enough snaps to also make strides is Jerell Adams who has the size and starting to show some athleticism .
RE: Bobby Hart  
OntheRoad : 9/9/2017 2:34 pm : link
In comment 13589241 Earl the goat said:
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The best RT in the league


That's right. Nonbody voted for an offensive lineman?
Eli  
dreadedrummer : 9/9/2017 3:16 pm : link
Look for Eli to finally have that breakout season and prove to all the doubters that he isn't a first round bust!

RE: Bobby Hart  
Bill L : 9/9/2017 3:54 pm : link
In comment 13589241 Earl the goat said:
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The best RT in the league
Absolutely.

To go from a guy mostly a backup at best his first year to league's best in a single off -season and not get a single vote really shows that the players (and Dan, no offense intended) don't really know what "breakout" actually means.
I just don't see the line blocking well enough for Perkins  
NoGainDayne : 9/9/2017 4:02 pm : link
to breakout as a runner. That being said, I look forward to seeing a full season of catching the ball out of the backfield and in the screen game specifically. We haven't had a consistent screen game since Tiki retired but we've seen flashes from Perkins. (one in particular)

Perkins and Engram being legit threats in pass game will make the Giants tough to blitz and IMO Eli was uncomfortable in the pocket last year and we don't play well when that's the case. Anything the team can do to alleviate the pressure will go a long way. Getting Vereen back is big too. But a threat out of the backfield on 1st and 2nd down is bigger and will make us harder to game plan against.
RE: Two notes  
jcn56 : 9/9/2017 4:19 pm : link
In comment 13589234 Dan Duggan said:
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1. Players couldn't vote for themselves

2. A few guys mentioned Engram and Tomlinson, but I vetoed rookies. They don't qualify as breakout players in my book.


That's an interesting exercise and a good article - thanks Dan!
Ereck  
Big Blue '56 : 9/9/2017 5:57 pm : link
Flowers
RE: Ereck  
nybeast : 9/9/2017 6:20 pm : link
In comment 13589553 Big Blue '56 said:
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Flowers


I agree. I think Hart and Flowers could surprise this season and shut everyone up and be mainstays on the OL. I sure hope so!
Romeo Okwara  
sober297 : 9/9/2017 7:57 pm : link
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Darkwa  
32_Razor : 9/9/2017 10:06 pm : link
Darkwa will be the breakout player
kind of depressing that no  
bluepepper : 9/9/2017 10:15 pm : link
one voted Flowers or Hart. We badly need at least one of those guys to step up big time.
RE: kind of depressing that no  
Milton : 9/9/2017 10:25 pm : link
In comment 13589688 bluepepper said:
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one voted Flowers or Hart. We badly need at least one of those guys to step up big time.
Yeah it's particularly noteworthy that no teammate voted Flowers because he would be the obvious choice if he had shown any sign in camp of taking his game to the next level.
RE: RE: kind of depressing that no  
section125 : 9/9/2017 11:54 pm : link
In comment 13589694 Milton said:
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In comment 13589688 bluepepper said:


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one voted Flowers or Hart. We badly need at least one of those guys to step up big time.

Yeah it's particularly noteworthy that no teammate voted Flowers because he would be the obvious choice if he had shown any sign in camp of taking his game to the next level.


OLinemen aren't sexy picks...
Roger Lewis with a vote?  
manh george : 9/10/2017 2:25 am : link
If he breaks out, it will surely be acne.
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