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Witten tells Jerrah he's done

NNJ Tom : 5/3/2018 8:55 am
This might be as big a day for Giants fans as the draft.

Witten was a major Giants killer. I don't think they ever figured out how to cover him.

He seems like a really good dude so I wish him luck in the booth.

Great Cowboy..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 5/3/2018 8:56 am : link
and I'll look forward to hearing his commentary.
One of my top 5-10 all-time  
Big Blue '56 : 5/3/2018 8:57 am : link
ALL AROUND TEs ever
Great career  
section125 : 5/3/2018 9:00 am : link
and seemed to be a great guy.
Tremendous player  
BillT : 5/3/2018 9:02 am : link
And even at his age a loss for them. Still 2nd on the team in catches and receiving TDs last year. HOFer and class act.
Hell of a player, made a career of shredding our LBs  
regulator : 5/3/2018 9:06 am : link
30 regular season games (16-14)
214 targets
154 receptions
1568 yards
10.18 ypc
15 TD
Witten career stats vs. NYG - ( New Window )
the guy showed up for work  
theold5j : 5/3/2018 9:11 am : link
missed 1 game his rookie year, then started all 16 games for 14 years in a row. Pretty remarkable for a player that runs his pass routes over the middle and also plays at the line of scrimmage.
Incredible stats  
BigBlue in Keys : 5/3/2018 9:14 am : link
I wonder how many first downs he picked up. Great day for Giants fans.
A likeable Cowboy all around  
widmerseyebrow : 5/3/2018 9:14 am : link
Unless we were playing him. Hope he has a nice healthy retirement.
You guys are right  
Giants : 5/3/2018 9:15 am : link
about Witten.He always came in during the bye week and at least once during the off season. I told him years ago I was diehard Giants fan but respected his play. Very good player and a nice guy . I wish him the best and glad the Giants do not have to deal with him anymore
thank god.... though another cowboy in commentary is dreadful  
GMAN4LIFE : 5/3/2018 9:15 am : link
.
I've always admired him  
Jan in DC : 5/3/2018 9:17 am : link
as a Giants fan. I mean, he torched us, but such a good player for such a long time, and a class act to boot.

Hopefully he can turn into as good a caster as Aikman has been all these years. Either way, great football career but as a fan of an opposing team, I'm glad it's over.
Good riddance  
djm : 5/3/2018 9:22 am : link
Go fuck yourself there witten.
RE: Good riddance  
Miamijints : 5/3/2018 9:27 am : link
In comment 13952299 djm said:
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Go fuck yourself there witten.


+100!!!
The Giants singlehandedly got him into the hof  
George from PA : 5/3/2018 9:31 am : link
A Giants killer!

So happy if he is truly gone
RE: The Giants singlehandedly got him into the hof  
Mr. Bungle : 5/3/2018 9:33 am : link
In comment 13952317 George from PA said:
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A Giants killer!

So happy if he is truly gone

He's done. It was reported last week.
He definitely was an all time great  
gidiefor : Mod : 5/3/2018 10:01 am : link
the Cowboy's loss is our gain!!!
RE: Hell of a player, made a career of shredding our LBs  
Elisthebest : 5/3/2018 10:01 am : link
In comment 13952268 regulator said:
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30 regular season games (16-14)
214 targets
154 receptions
1568 yards
10.18 ypc
15 TD Witten career stats vs. NYG - ( New Window )

I'm stunned that he had 214 targets and only 154 receptions. I would have thought 213 for 214 with 112 TDs
seriously.... all this love.. lol  
GMAN4LIFE : 5/3/2018 10:10 am : link
understandable for the human that is jason witten but i could give a shit as all i know is the guy on the field killing our boys constantly...

fuck him... piece out shithead!
Absurd  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 5/3/2018 10:22 am : link
Our previous regime didn't seem to notice him raping our "linebackers" at least twice a year for over a decade.
A little surpised  
Bubba : 5/3/2018 10:23 am : link
he waited until after free agency and the draft to announce. I suspect the team might have known however as the went TE in the 4th round.
RE: RE: Hell of a player, made a career of shredding our LBs  
Big Blue '56 : 5/3/2018 10:24 am : link
In comment 13952359 Elisthebest said:
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In comment 13952268 regulator said:


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30 regular season games (16-14)
214 targets
154 receptions
1568 yards
10.18 ypc
15 TD Witten career stats vs. NYG - ( New Window )


I'm stunned that he had 214 targets and only 154 receptions. I would have thought 213 for 214 with 112 TDs


You left out 154 first downs
Well  
Joey in VA : 5/3/2018 10:26 am : link
Bye. F him, he tortured us for years.
RE: A little surpised  
ron mexico : 5/3/2018 10:29 am : link
In comment 13952398 Bubba said:
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he waited until after free agency and the draft to announce. I suspect the team might have known however as the went TE in the 4th round.


didn't thins come out a few weeks ago?
ron  
Bubba : 5/3/2018 10:38 am : link
apparently not per the link below:

As recently as last Friday they were trying to convince him to stay.


Link - ( New Window )
Didnít he retire last week  
BigBlue4You09 : 5/3/2018 10:45 am : link
?!
That guy was timed with a glacier yet he continued to get open and  
SterlingArcher : 5/3/2018 10:50 am : link
catch passes. If the cowturds get rid of Cole Beasley they Giants may have a chance to beat them.
RE: Hell of a player, made a career of shredding our LBs  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/3/2018 10:55 am : link
In comment 13952268 regulator said:
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30 regular season games (16-14)
214 targets
154 receptions
1568 yards
10.18 ypc
15 TD Witten career stats vs. NYG - ( New Window )

The funny thing is, as much as it felt like he was constantly killing our defense, if you cut those numbers in half (since he played basically two full seasons worth of games against us), they're all pretty close to his career averages.
It wasn't so much the numbers he put it, it was ability to make  
jlukes : 5/3/2018 10:57 am : link
the small play when the cowboys needed it most.

it was always 3rd down and Witten and our defenses still couldn't stop it.
A TV color man once commented...  
Racer : 5/3/2018 11:08 am : link
...on his ability to sheild the ball from the defender with his body. From that point forward I was looking for it every time he made a catch and it was amazing how that skill showed itself as he battled Father Time.
RE: A TV color man once commented...  
Racer : 5/3/2018 11:09 am : link
In comment 13952493 Racer said:
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...on his ability to sheild the ball from the defender with his body. From that point forward I was looking for it every time he made a catch and it was amazing how that skill showed itself as he battled Father Time.


He could shield the ball too.
Best thing he did for the giants  
theold5j : 5/3/2018 11:34 am : link
Was go to Cabo the week before the playoff game with Romo.
Killed the Giants  
Giant John : 5/3/2018 11:46 am : link
About time heís gone
RE: RE: RE: Hell of a player, made a career of shredding our LBs  
Elisthebest : 5/3/2018 12:05 pm : link
In comment 13952403 Big Blue '56 said:
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In comment 13952359 Elisthebest said:


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In comment 13952268 regulator said:


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30 regular season games (16-14)
214 targets
154 receptions
1568 yards
10.18 ypc
15 TD Witten career stats vs. NYG - ( New Window )


I'm stunned that he had 214 targets and only 154 receptions. I would have thought 213 for 214 with 112 TDs



You left out 154 first downs

all on 3rd and 11
Coach Red  
Jerry K : 5/3/2018 12:06 pm : link
Rape is a horrible offense. It's not an appropriate analogy for football.
Watch Witten, cover Witten,  
GiantsUA : 5/3/2018 12:10 pm : link
they are going to throw the ball to Witten, WTF, how can he be so wide open when everyone on planet earth knew that they were going to him!!!!

Honestly - how many times have you said the above or variation of?

Myself - dozens of times

We should hire him immediately  
Jimmy Googs : 5/3/2018 12:12 pm : link
to be our Linebacker coach...
A very good player...  
bw in dc : 5/3/2018 12:18 pm : link
and a class act.

It'll be interesting to see if he gets into the HoF. Sort of the Greg Biggio of TEs - lots of really good years, but I don't know if he was ever the best player at his position...
Remember the game when he had some insane injury  
bhill410 : 5/3/2018 12:22 pm : link
That seemed almost life threatening (spleen maybe?) and I thought well no way he plays. And they he played. And I thought well no way he is any good. And I think he had like 160 yards

Hard to say anything bad about him
RE: A very good player...  
gmenatlarge : 5/3/2018 12:48 pm : link
In comment 13952659 bw in dc said:
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and a class act.

It'll be interesting to see if he gets into the HoF. Sort of the Greg Biggio of TEs - lots of really good years, but I don't know if he was ever the best player at his position...


You must be joking- first ballot HOFer without a doubt. Just because he was a cowboy is no reason to undervalue how great a player he was. I'm gonna be interested in how this affects the cowboy run game, he was a great blocker!
Sure looked as though the Eagles knew the Cowboys were thinking TE...  
Big Blue Blogger : 5/3/2018 12:48 pm : link
...when Phily jumped in front of Dallas in the second round to grab Goedert. Or maybe it was the kid's first name that gave it away.

The Cowboys got nice value anyway, with Connor Williams. But they've been looking for Witten's successor for about ten years, since they took Martellus Bennett. Gavin Escobar followed Bennett, and he was a bust. James Hanna just retired, and he was mostly a blocker anyway. At this point, the Dallas TEs have a total of nine career receptions, so the job is there for Schultz to take, if he shows anything in preseason. I guess Rico Gathers could be the next Antonio Gates; the odds are not in his favor, especially after multiple pre-season injuries last year.

The Dallas receiving corps could be awful if Gallup and Schulz don't produce as rookies. The two vet acquisitions, Tavon Austin and Deonte Thompson, don't scare anyone.
Same way I felt about Montana  
eli4life : 5/3/2018 12:59 pm : link
Hated home because he was a cowboy and killed us but respected him through the roof
RE: RE: A very good player...  
bw in dc : 5/3/2018 1:33 pm : link
In comment 13952714 gmenatlarge said:
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You must be joking- first ballot HOFer without a doubt. Just because he was a cowboy is no reason to undervalue how great a player he was. I'm gonna be interested in how this affects the cowboy run game, he was a great blocker!


I never mentioned that Witten was/is a Cowboy. And no, I'm not joking. I think there is certainly a HoF case to be made. But it's more compilation with Witten. For some, that is enough if the numbers get gigantic.

But, as I'm sure you know, today's game distorts a lot of the passing and receiving numbers; and, for me, that makes it more difficult to assess these guys...
He sure was a Giant killer.  
TC : 5/3/2018 1:41 pm : link
I've had Witten envy for a long time.

I suspect he'll do very well in broadcasting, seems a nice guy.
Was a rumor last week  
NNJ Tom : 5/3/2018 2:17 pm : link
He had his meeting with Jerrah this morning to say its over.

He killed us, but you can't deny he is a first ballot HOF. He has the stats, and by the way, he will be a talking head so that never hurt anyone's chances.
Drafted 2 years after Shockey  
arniefez : 5/3/2018 2:25 pm : link
and 2 rounds after Shockey. He was everything that Shockey wasn't. Consummate Professional, Smart, Sober, Team Player, Great Teammate etc. A classic example of getting every ounce of production from the talent you're born with. Shockey was the exact opposite. If you put Witten's heart and head on Shockey's body you'd have the greatest TE in NFL history. Even with 3rd round draft pick measurables you still have a HOF TE just from hard work. Congrats on a great career and thank you for retiring.
Congratulations to him.  
Beezer : 5/3/2018 2:38 pm : link

I'm sure he'll be a fine commentator. But Romo and Aikman are enough Cowboys yapping at me during Giants games for me to stomach.

Good luck, Witten. Great career. No rings. Bitch.
RE: Same way I felt about Montana  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 5/3/2018 2:50 pm : link
In comment 13952727 eli4life said:
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Hated home because he was a cowboy and killed us but respected him through the roof


We almost always played SF well. Parcells seemed to hate them and was a great motivstor.
Turns out the only way to stop the player  
idiotsavant : 5/3/2018 2:50 pm : link
Was to wait for his retirement.

Let's hope (ogletree? Collins? or carter?Darian Thompson,? Adams? A corner?) can pass defend whomever is next up.
Any surprise  
Rflairr : 5/3/2018 4:29 pm : link
His last TD was against the Giants?
This might be worthy of a Hitler video  
Poktown Pete : 5/3/2018 6:19 pm : link
Haven't seen one in ages...
Thank god we don't have to worry about him anymore  
Geomon : 5/3/2018 6:21 pm : link
He was a Giants killer.
I just shed a few  
SHO'NUFF : 5/3/2018 10:11 pm : link
crocodile tears...
RE: Drafted 2 years after Shockey  
Rob in Rockaway : 5/3/2018 11:05 pm : link
In comment 13952884 arniefez said:
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and 2 rounds after Shockey. He was everything that Shockey wasn't. Consummate Professional, Smart, Sober, Team Player, Great Teammate etc. A classic example of getting every ounce of production from the talent you're born with. Shockey was the exact opposite. If you put Witten's heart and head on Shockey's body you'd have the greatest TE in NFL history. Even with 3rd round draft pick measurables you still have a HOF TE just from hard work. Congrats on a great career and thank you for retiring.


This!
You have to laugh at including sober in the description  
Ten Ton Hammer : 5/3/2018 11:08 pm : link
and realizing that it's a valid point.
Great Cowboy  
trueblueinpw : 5/4/2018 7:13 am : link
One of very few Cowboy players that killed the Giants that I could grudgingly admire. Emitt Smith was the same sort of Giant killer you had to admire. Thereís no way he isnít going to be in the HOF.
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