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bigblue12 : 3/10/2018 12:44 pm
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Wing has been terrible  
DavidinBMNY : 3/10/2018 1:18 pm : link
Ever since the playoff game.

This move was one of the obvious cap moves available to the giants.

Let's see if this is the only one they feel they need to make or a few more role in like Harris, Marshall, drc, Jerry. Those were the players where the dead money wasn't bad and you got a fair amount of cap back.

He wont be  
XBRONX : 3/10/2018 1:22 pm : link
able to hang with the Bieber
Good  
Rflairr : 3/10/2018 1:25 pm : link
He always waited until the Giants needed his best punts. To have his worst punts
About time  
twostepgiants : 3/10/2018 1:25 pm : link
He should have cut during the season.

Brandon Marshall, your next
I  
AcidTest : 3/10/2018 1:27 pm : link
like Wing. Who doesn't? But he was awful last year. How many line drive punts do we have to tolerate? Some of his punts didn't look like they got 20 feet off the ground.
RE: .  
Eman11 : 3/10/2018 1:46 pm : link
In comment 13857658 arcarsenal said:
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In all seriousness, though - Wing was absolutely horrendous last year. Good move.


Yup. Like the OLine, I think it punting needed a major upgrade and can only get better from here. It would be hard for either to be worse but glad to see DG is getting rid of underperforming players like Wing,Hart, etc.
Wing played himself off the team  
Emil : 3/10/2018 1:47 pm : link
I really hoped he’d work out. Early on it seemed he would, but he was simply terrible last season.

The whole thing about Wing being OBJs closest friend on the team is overplayed and a media tag line. While I’m sure they are close being former college teammates, OBJ was just one of Shepherd’s groomsmen and Snacks has him babysit. I think OBJ has plenty of friends on the team.

I think more cuts are coming before the end of the weekend.
How bad were we on Special Teams last year?  
Jimmy Googs : 3/10/2018 1:52 pm : link
let me count the ways...
About time we get rid of him.  
est1986 : 3/10/2018 1:54 pm : link
Should have cut him mid season last year.
But what if Wing and Rosas could improve  
SHO'NUFF : 3/10/2018 1:54 pm : link
with a competent special teams coach?
Wing was inconsistent in 2015  
Matt in SGS : 3/10/2018 2:00 pm : link
had a good year in 2016 and was bad last year. Unless you get a punter like a Ray Guy, most should be considered year to year and replaceable, similar to kickers.

I'm all for Gettleman putting every roster spot up for an upgrade.
Wow ....  
Beer Man : 3/10/2018 2:00 pm : link
I know he had an off year in 2017, but I thought they would let him compete in camp
RE: Strange time with Giants - like some other guys  
Matt M. : 3/10/2018 2:07 pm : link
In comment 13857653 mfsd said:
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He was pretty good his first year, but got progressively worse. He was atrocious this past season.

It’s as if McAdoo somehow infected the whole team with a severe case of the sucks in 2017.
As you said, that seems to have been the norm the last few years. I think it is a reflection of a terrible coaching staff. Outsidd of Collins, is there any other Giant who got aopreciably better from one year to the next over the last few years?
Rosas is not going anywhere.  
AnnapolisMike : 3/10/2018 2:11 pm : link
He will get a chance again in camp. You give that guy a chance to mature into the job.
Draft Dickson  
KerrysFlask : 3/10/2018 2:40 pm : link
Do it.
He's a weapon.
Wing cost us multiple games last season.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 3/10/2018 2:46 pm : link
He was terrible.
RE: Saves $1.025 million off the cap.  
BillT : 3/10/2018 2:53 pm : link
In comment 13857636 Sarcastic Sam said:
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Cha ching.

Actually it doesn't. It saves 1.025 minus about 475k.
He was pretty good in 2015,  
phil in arizona : 3/10/2018 2:53 pm : link
so-so in 2016, and then arguably the worst punter in the league last year.

What the heck happened?

Just a couple players away!  
Dave in Hoboken : 3/10/2018 3:07 pm : link
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My 2 cents' worth on the big picture:  
81_Great_Dane : 3/10/2018 3:10 pm : link
Reese, McAdoo et al had some investment in these fringe-level guys. The new regime doesn't. They see a toxic culture, lousy performance and a ton of guys underachieving. They'd rather get rid of guys than keep them, all things being equal. If a guy was lousy, and is easily replaceable, he's going to be gone. It's the "We can finish last without you" thing.

And with Wing, the investment was small even for the last regime.
Nice  
Giants86 : 3/10/2018 3:14 pm : link
he was terrible last year
RE: RE: Saves $1.025 million off the cap.  
Bruner4329 : 3/10/2018 3:15 pm : link
In comment 13857834 BillT said:
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In comment 13857636 Sarcastic Sam said:


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Cha ching.


Actually it doesn't. It saves 1.025 minus about 475k.


No it does save $1.025 million.
On Shabbos man?  
MOOPS : 3/10/2018 3:35 pm : link
That's just cold.
NFL stands for Not For Long.  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 3/10/2018 3:38 pm : link
As good as he was in 2016, that's how bad he was in 2017 and just like that he's out the door. Good luck to him in the future.
Eagles are really pissed...  
M.S. : 3/10/2018 3:50 pm : link

...Giants cut Brad Wing!

I heard there was a deal in the making where Eagles offered a 5th Rounder so long as the Giants stayed with their current punter.

Oh, well... I guess it fell through.
RE: NFL stands for Not For Long.  
AcidTest : 3/10/2018 4:30 pm : link
In comment 13857903 shockeyisthebest8056 said:
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As good as he was in 2016, that's how bad he was in 2017 and just like that he's out the door. Good luck to him in the future.


^ This. He didn't get it done. It's not personal. Just professional. Good luck to him. He might bounce back and be successful. He certainly wouldn't be the first player who was cut from a team in any sport who then went on to have a good career elsewhere.
The 2017 NY Giants  
arniefez : 3/10/2018 4:32 pm : link
would definitely be in the argument for the worst kicking combination in NFL history.
RE: RE: RE: Saves $1.025 million off the cap.  
Gatorade Dunk : 3/10/2018 4:51 pm : link
In comment 13857875 Bruner4329 said:
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In comment 13857834 BillT said:


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In comment 13857636 Sarcastic Sam said:


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Cha ching.


Actually it doesn't. It saves 1.025 minus about 475k.



No it does save $1.025 million.

No, it doesn't. He gets replaced by someone else in the top 51 salaries, which, based on the Giants current contracts, will be $480K of the $1.025M. And when you factor that the Giants will have to ultimately draft or sign a punter to replace Wing, they will end up saving nothing at all (or close to it).

This was a performance move, not a cap savings move.
Hey Henry,  
Glover : 3/10/2018 5:15 pm : link
Heres an arm, heres a leg!
Here's a wing?
Do you like the wing Henry? Or do you go for the old heart and lungs?
All roster spots are up for  
Dave on the UWS : 3/10/2018 5:22 pm : link
Improvement as it should be under a new regime.
His 28-yard punt with 19 seconds left in the Philly game  
kinard : 3/10/2018 5:50 pm : link
.... (which led to Elliot's 61-yard game winner) arguably doomed the season last year in week 3. They never recovered from that moment.

I was hoping he would be better but he just became part of the problem.

A good punter would be invaluable to this team. Same with the kicker. If I was Aldrick Rosas, I wouldn't start shopping for houses in Jersey any time soon.
The bloodletting's just started, gentleman ...  
Manny in CA : 3/10/2018 6:02 pm : link

NOBODY'S, safe, including the BIG names.
RE: His 28-yard punt with 19 seconds left in the Philly game  
GiantTuff1 : 3/10/2018 6:08 pm : link
In comment 13858071 kinard said:
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.... (which led to Elliot's 61-yard game winner) arguably doomed the season last year in week 3. They never recovered from that moment.

I was hoping he would be better but he just became part of the problem.

A good punter would be invaluable to this team. Same with the kicker. If I was Aldrick Rosas, I wouldn't start shopping for houses in Jersey any time soon.


He had a few of those shanks. Just crushed us in key spots.
Dustin Colquitt is a FA  
jeff57 : 3/10/2018 6:46 pm : link
Might not be a bad replacement.
It's nobody's fault when someone kicks a 61 yard field goal.  
Ten Ton Hammer : 3/10/2018 7:27 pm : link
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He never appeared to have a strong leg.....  
Simms11 : 3/10/2018 7:36 pm : link
He had that left-footed Aussie kick thong going for him, but his hang time, distance and placement sucked. It's a shame we gave up a draft pick for him.
RE: Draft Dickson  
AcidTest : 3/10/2018 7:43 pm : link
In comment 13857810 KerrysFlask said:
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Do it.
He's a weapon.


He might cost a third round pick. I'm not saying they shouldn't, but that could be the price.
thank god  
GiantsFan84 : 3/10/2018 8:04 pm : link
dude should have been cut midseason last year
When I saw him punting in training camp the  
giant24 : 3/10/2018 9:15 pm : link
guy was absolutely crushing the ball with height and distance but he never came through with one of those when the Giants needed them the most in the regular season.
So who is available?  
giantsFC : 3/11/2018 12:41 am : link
Anyone consistent?
RE: .  
djstat : 3/11/2018 1:13 am : link
In comment 13857656 arcarsenal said:
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This is Odell's punishment for being such a lowlife!
lowlife? do you know him? never arrested. not a criminal.
RE: RE: .  
BigBlue4You09 : 3/11/2018 1:55 am : link
In comment 13858360 djstat said:
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In comment 13857656 arcarsenal said:


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This is Odell's punishment for being such a lowlife!

lowlife? do you know him? never arrested. not a criminal.


Sarcasm
RE: So who is available?  
jeff57 : 3/11/2018 6:48 am : link
In comment 13858348 giantsFC said:
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Anyone consistent?


Dustin Colquitt
It was the perfect storm....  
Doomster : 3/11/2018 7:30 am : link
This game symbolized our season, of coming up short....

The bad punt and then the completion where I think Apple takes out Jenkins, and allows the receiver to get out of bounds with 1 second left, to kick the fg....

Not much saved with this cut.....just surprised the likes of Harris, Marshall, etc., are still on the roster....
Wing  
Dragon : 3/11/2018 8:50 am : link
Will play in the NFL again this year he sucked last year but kickers are like that.
RE: Wing  
jeff57 : 3/11/2018 9:40 am : link
In comment 13858403 Dragon said:
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Will play in the NFL again this year he sucked last year but kickers are like that.


Kickers can be like that. Punters are usually consistent.
The whole special teams roster was a mess...  
GFAN52 : 3/11/2018 10:03 am : link
Not sorry to Wing go. I'm confident DG will bring in real kicking competition for Rosas to see whether he wins the job or is shown the door as well.
I think the Offense wore out  
Jimmy Googs : 3/11/2018 6:05 pm : link
Wing's leg the last 2 years...
RE: I think the Offense wore out  
BamaBlue : 3/11/2018 6:09 pm : link
In comment 13859109 Jimmy Googs said:
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Wing's leg the last 2 years...


+1 :)
We have really fucked up when it comes to kickers...  
EricJ : 3/11/2018 8:48 pm : link
something that is not really discussed when reviewing Reese's resume here. Tynes was a good pickup.
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