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Remembering Osi Umenyiora

KentGraham : 10/11/2017 11:08 pm
This is going to be a long and dreadful season, so here's an idea, let's spend each week sharing our favorite memories of some of recent or not so recent Giants greats.

This week I want to bring up Osi. I have a lot of memories of this guy, but my favorite was after SB 42 when I was driving home with my father after watching the victory at his friends house. Osi was being being interviewed on WFAN and was asked about the dline's performance, he proceeded to quote Ricky Bobby and stated "well we are the best there is, when we wake up each morning we piss excellence".

He was a pleasure to watch and was a person that I was proud to root for. What are your favorite Osi moments?
Osi Highlights - ( New Window )
his strip  
MookGiants : 10/11/2017 11:13 pm : link
sack against GB in NFC Divisional game 2011 season honestly may have saved that game for us, even though the score says we won by a lot, Rodgers had an easy TD to Jennings on that play, Ross bit on the pump and Osi slapped the ball out of his hand, and then knocked it away from the lineman about to recover it. 100% saved a touchdown and maybe a game
One of my favorite memories about those years  
Route 9 : 10/11/2017 11:26 pm : link
and in 2007 in particular (when they lead the league in sacks) was when opponents faced the Giants and late in the game, you'd see those road white Giants jerseys swarm the opposing QB and start dancing/celebrating.

Hearing basically nothing from the home crowd except moaning and groaning was one of my favorite visuals during that era. Especially late in a game.
Which is something this clown defense can't  
Route 9 : 10/11/2017 11:27 pm : link
do. Get a late game stop.
The scene  
old man : 10/11/2017 11:33 pm : link
in the America's Game , among other documentaries, where Osi nods at Brady and Brady nods back.
The silent conversation:
Osi: We're better than you thought
Brady: Yes.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Sacking the shit out of the Eagles  
SimpleMan : 10/11/2017 11:51 pm : link
in a primetime game.
Scared me with that thread title...  
jcn56 : 10/12/2017 12:11 am : link
thought something happened to Osi for a minute there.
Even though he didn't record a sack in the 2007 SB  
sb from NYT Forum : 10/12/2017 12:17 am : link
...he was dominant. Such a great player. Sad he's gone.
I remember when he walked out of camp  
Mr. Bungle : 10/12/2017 12:19 am : link
after fighting with Bill Sheridan.





.......Too soon?
RE: Even though he didn't record a sack in the 2007 SB  
Route 9 : 10/12/2017 12:31 am : link
In comment 13644965 sb from NYT Forum said:
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...he was dominant. Such a great player. Sad he's gone.


I actually don't think he recorded a single sack in the 2007 playoffs.
RE: Scared me with that thread title...  
Greg from LI : 10/12/2017 12:34 am : link
In comment 13644950 jcn56 said:
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thought something happened to Osi for a minute there.


Heh, me too. Was waiting for the RIP
His squad trick vs the 49ers in 2007  
Route 9 : 10/12/2017 12:35 am : link
Strip, sack, fumble, touchdown I can still visualize it in my head
Was it ‘07 where we had a run of like five to seven weeks  
glowrider : 10/12/2017 3:13 am : link
Of consistently knocking the starting QB out of the game? Maybe a backup or two, as well.
Osi is currrently the coach of the  
Giants_ROK : 10/12/2017 5:52 am : link
Cleveland Steamers.
RE: Osi is currrently the coach of the  
FStubbs : 10/12/2017 6:31 am : link
In comment 13645067 Giants_ROK said:
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Cleveland Steamers.


Could they give the Browns a game?

... could they give the Giants a game?
RE: The scene  
JohnB : 10/12/2017 7:52 am : link
In comment 13644771 old man said:
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in the America's Game , among other documentaries, where Osi nods at Brady and Brady nods back.
The silent conversation:
Osi: We're better than you thought
Brady: Yes.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T.


But Brady won that game.
RE: Scared me with that thread title...  
well...bye TC : 10/12/2017 8:14 am : link
In comment 13644950 jcn56 said:
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thought something happened to Osi for a minute there.

Same - is this a eulogy? Better title please...
are you offended  
Rocky369 : 10/12/2017 8:47 am : link
?
I love this idea, Kent  
exiled : 10/12/2017 8:58 am : link
I remember him right before SB42 on Inside the NFL in an interview with Bob Costas (would that be right? am I misremembering?), he was asked about being nervous, intimidated. He had this look of utter contempt: “You mean, are we *afraid* to play the Patriots? [stern look of even more contempt]. No, we’re not afraid.”

For a fleeting moment, I thought maybe the Giants could win after all.
RE: Was it ‘07 where we had a run of like five to seven weeks  
jnoble : 10/12/2017 9:22 am : link
In comment 13645064 glowrider said:
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Of consistently knocking the starting QB out of the game? Maybe a backup or two, as well.


That was '08
RE: I remember when he walked out of camp  
Dinger : 10/12/2017 10:58 am : link
In comment 13644968 Mr. Bungle said:
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after fighting with Bill Sheridan.





.......Too soon?


Nope....I remember him holding out in 2011 with 2 years on his contract.
RE: His squad trick vs the 49ers in 2007  
WideRight : 10/12/2017 11:05 am : link
In comment 13644993 Route 9 said:
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Strip, sack, fumble, touchdown I can still visualize it in my head


For some reason I was thinking of that too.

I was at the game. SF wasn't any good, but they were keeping much closer than it should have been, until Osi stepped up. Classic playmaking by a playmaker. Those are are games that the Giants lose painfully without guys like Osi.
With an exception of the early TD they had, up by 1  
Route 9 : 10/12/2017 11:14 am : link
I don't think that game was ever close at all.

I remember Matt vasgersian ripped on Tiki and Tony Siragusa getting all pissy about it haha
RE: Scared me with that thread title...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 10/12/2017 11:18 am : link
In comment 13644950 jcn56 said:
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thought something happened to Osi for a minute there.


I thought he died or something too.
If we're going to remember Osi  
Giantology : 10/12/2017 11:47 am : link
Let's also remember the man who was responsible for him being drafted - Jerry Reese, who reportedly pushed hard for NYG to draft him despite being from a smaller school.
RE: RE: Scared me with that thread title...  
AcidTest : 10/12/2017 12:17 pm : link
In comment 13645440 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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In comment 13644950 jcn56 said:


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thought something happened to Osi for a minute there.



I thought he died or something too.


Me as well.
RE: Which is something this clown defense can't  
gmenatlarge : 10/12/2017 12:21 pm : link
In comment 13644727 Route 9 said:
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do. Get a late game stop.


Too true, even last year (remember that) they needed a blitzer to get real pressure, which the overpaid DE's did not provide.
Feels like some revisionist history  
RobCarpenter : 10/12/2017 12:32 pm : link
I seem to recall a player that ran too far upfield, and did not maintain the edge on running plays.

If this team was stopping the run when Osi was playing it was b/c of Tuck and Strahan. Osi benefited from playing with those two and when they were gone, yikes.
.....  
Route 9 : 10/13/2017 3:20 am : link
Eh. Who didn't benefit from playing with Strahan? That DE duo of those two in 2005-2007 was a force like no other. If anything, with the monster game Osi had vs Philly early in the 2007, Strahan was getting a lot of one on one matchup and he was benefiting from playing with Osi, like in that 49er game mentioned. Osi still got to the QB! Sacked Dilfer, stripped him of the ball and returned it for a TD, all in the same damn play!

Lol or the Lions game that very same year, that was embarrassing game for that RT who went one on one with Strahan. Loved that defensive line. Tuck wasn't even a starter in 2007.

I think it's safe to say Osi did have a bad 2009 season the year he came off the injury. But then again that defense was just downright awful all around the board in the main culprit was Bill Sheridan or whatever his name was. The guy was great and had his flaws but man he could make some plays and get to the QB and gave them a miserable day. He was great for what he did.
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