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just for fun: what about Duane Brown

Giantsfan79 : 9/13/2017 12:12 pm
everyone talks about trading for Joe Staley or Joe Thomas or trying to sign Branden Albert but what about trading for Duane Brown.

Upside - plays a strong left tackle, could allow Flowers to move to right tackle or right guard.

Downside - he's currently holding out, has two years left on his contract at 9.4 million this year and $9.75 next year. So he's not cheap. He's also 32, not young but right in line with Staley & Thomas.

Houston has already traded their 1st and 2nd round picks next year so they are in need of draft picks. If the Giants got creative and did a 3/5 or 2/6 Houston may have interest.

thoughts?
You would give up a 1st or a 2nd for a stop-gap  
Beezer : 9/13/2017 12:14 pm : link
32-year-old lineman?
I would  
Giantsfan79 : 9/13/2017 12:18 pm : link
give up a second + another pick in the later rounds if it came to it. If he can give the Giants 2-3 years of stability at left tackle that about what I figure Eli has left at best.

I'd rather the Giants build a short-term vet line then draft a bunch of players who'll take a few seasons to break in. Recreate some of the Glen Parker/Lomas Brown magic from back in the day.
You  
Toth029 : 9/13/2017 12:40 pm : link
Risk some current players who are hitting FA by giving Brown a new deal. And I doubt he wants a 1-2 year deal.
1s and 2s are unusually valuable  
markky : 9/13/2017 12:43 pm : link
because of the salary lock in. giving a 2 is a lot. we'd have to be sure we could get 3-4 years out of him.
I know Duane personally  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 9/13/2017 12:53 pm : link
He is real high character guy.
He's been on the couch all this time  
jcn56 : 9/13/2017 12:54 pm : link
Who knows how long he'd take to get in here and ready, anyway.
Not  
AcidTest : 9/13/2017 1:08 pm : link
happening. Neither is Thomas or Staley.

Here's your starting OL for Monday night:

Flowers.
Pugh.
Richburg.
Jerry.
Hart.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.
You listed the negatives  
JonC : 9/13/2017 1:18 pm : link
and this is a young team being built for a window of a few years.

Who knows when/if he'd be able to contribute at a level commensurate with trading premium assets.

Dart meet dartboard.
In a Nano second the guy could play another 4 years  
Bluesbreaker : 9/13/2017 2:23 pm : link
You would give up a 1st or a 2nd for a stop-gap
Beezer : 12:14 pm : link : reply
32-year-old lineman?

According to my crystal ball and who is to say he couldn't what if it brought us two more titles sure that's pushing it
but we are a pretty young team add more linemen next year a powerback and another pass rusher .
Sky's the limit if we can keep our defense somewhat fresh
RE: Not  
smshmth8690 : 9/13/2017 9:12 pm : link
In comment 13597342 AcidTest said:
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happening. Neither is Thomas or Staley.

Here's your starting OL for Monday night:

Flowers.
Pugh.
Richburg.
Jerry.
Hart.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.


Despite all the talk of a OL makeover next year, it's probably the starting OL next year when Big Blue opens in Dallas too.
RE: RE: Not  
LauderdaleMatty : 9/14/2017 8:25 am : link
In comment 13598107 smshmth8690 said:
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In comment 13597342 AcidTest said:


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happening. Neither is Thomas or Staley.

Here's your starting OL for Monday night:

Flowers.
Pugh.
Richburg.
Jerry.
Hart.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.



Despite all the talk of a OL makeover next year, it's probably the starting OL next year when Big Blue opens in Dallas too.


Not a chance. One of the two(Pugh is my guess) will be gone. Richberg looks meh as a rookie G. Had a promising 2nd year. Last year injuries may have hurt but be sucked. This year looks like last year was his norm. Hart can be replaced in about 2 seconds.

Next year my guess is Wheeler is in at LT maybe RT. Most likely kick Flowers inside or to RT. Would have happened on any other team but Reese loves to keep high picks forever. Also time Draft or sign a Center.
RE: RE: RE: Not  
smshmth8690 : 9/14/2017 10:21 am : link
In comment 13598253 LauderdaleMatty said:
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In comment 13598107 smshmth8690 said:


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In comment 13597342 AcidTest said:


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happening. Neither is Thomas or Staley.

Here's your starting OL for Monday night:

Flowers.
Pugh.
Richburg.
Jerry.
Hart.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.



Despite all the talk of a OL makeover next year, it's probably the starting OL next year when Big Blue opens in Dallas too.



Not a chance. One of the two(Pugh is my guess) will be gone. Richberg looks meh as a rookie G. Had a promising 2nd year. Last year injuries may have hurt but be sucked. This year looks like last year was his norm. Hart can be replaced in about 2 seconds.

Next year my guess is Wheeler is in at LT maybe RT. Most likely kick Flowers inside or to RT. Would have happened on any other team but Reese loves to keep high picks forever. Also time Draft or sign a Center.


I am being a little sarcastic with my comments, including opening in Dallas next year. You are probably right though, Pugh will be somewhere else next year, as he is probably the best OL player we have. (hopefully we're wrong)
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