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Giants Re-Sign LB Mark Herzlich

EddieNYG : 3/12/2018 3:41 pm
Per Giants Twitter...
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BOOM  
JonC : 3/12/2018 3:43 pm : link
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Championship  
jvm52106 : 3/12/2018 3:43 pm : link
!
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arcarsenal : 3/12/2018 3:44 pm : link
Huge.
Lucky guy  
est1986 : 3/12/2018 3:44 pm : link
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Dude  
JoeyBigBlue : 3/12/2018 3:45 pm : link
Has a lifetime contract it seems.
Special teams. But doesn't mean he make the team.  
Blue21 : 3/12/2018 3:47 pm : link
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Why and where  
mrvax : 3/12/2018 3:48 pm : link
was he last year?
Very hard worker,  
Simms11 : 3/12/2018 3:48 pm : link
however he's also very limited athletically, and is solely a Special Teams guy. I suppose we can't have stars at every position. He adds depth and maybe in a 3-4 scheme his limitations can be hidden moreso inside?!
Nice guy but not enough talent  
George from PA : 3/12/2018 3:48 pm : link
I want a roster that Herzlich can not make
Wow and  
Carl in CT : 3/12/2018 3:48 pm : link
Why?
And another contract that surely qualifies...  
Milton : 3/12/2018 3:49 pm : link
...for the veteran subsidy, meaning a cap hit of $730K should he make the team.
Great story  
old man : 3/12/2018 3:49 pm : link
But he must be the Reyna Thompson of STers. Or, I don't get it.
lifetime contract  
mphbullet36 : 3/12/2018 3:49 pm : link
i get it he's a good guy, but dude isn't good enough to make a 53 man roster. Great story and seems like a good guy but we need to stop wasting a roster spot on him...
High Motor White Guy  
McNally's_Nuts : 3/12/2018 3:50 pm : link
HOF!!!!!!!!!!!
YES!  
HoodieGelo : 3/12/2018 3:50 pm : link
I don't care whether you think he can or cant play. The guy is a leader on and off the field and a straight-up class act. A true Giant.
I'm surprised.  
81_Great_Dane : 3/12/2018 3:52 pm : link
But at least Herzlich has a specific area where he excels. Guessing this also tells us he's a guy they want in the locker room.
As long as he never sees a snap at LB during the season  
RobCarpenter : 3/12/2018 3:54 pm : link
this move is OK with me. But he's the opposite of what the new DC wants in a LB.
I get the guy is a great story and all  
The_Boss : 3/12/2018 3:54 pm : link
But come on. The STís have sucked both with and without him. Time to move on.
lol  
Ten Ton Hammer : 3/12/2018 3:55 pm : link
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Herzlich  
Les in TO : 3/12/2018 4:01 pm : link
probably has the same cache of photos that Quinn had, only they have not figured out a way to remotely destroy them :)
Some of the comments  
RetroJint : 3/12/2018 4:10 pm : link
on the Twitter page are rather coarse . Mark is certainly a lightning rod for pent-up rage and frustration .
Great Guy and Great Story  
Ed A. : 3/12/2018 4:11 pm : link
However, at a time where cap space is very limited and with so many needs, does it make sense to spend precious cap space on a guy who is so limited in his performance?
organizational depth or is he the Mara's secret cabin boy?  
giantsFC : 3/12/2018 4:14 pm : link
I mean if its for the minimum I get it, but the guy didn't play a game last year, is old, and not the most athletic.

But hey, every team's got one right?

Boston College, people  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 3/12/2018 4:15 pm : link
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I don't understand why the team loves this guy.  
lawguy9801 : 3/12/2018 4:15 pm : link
He is an inspiring story, but he flat out sucks.
Big splash on Day 1 of free agency  
Jimmy Googs : 3/12/2018 4:15 pm : link
Did he sign to be the new ST Asst Coach?
RE: Great Guy and Great Story  
Gatorade Dunk : 3/12/2018 4:18 pm : link
In comment 13860346 Ed A. said:
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However, at a time where cap space is very limited and with so many needs, does it make sense to spend precious cap space on a guy who is so limited in his performance?

You still have to fill a roster. He's almost certainly making the veteran minimum, so it's not really spending "precious cap space" if they're spending the minimum that they could spend to fill a roster spot.
RE: Boston College, people  
Ten Ton Hammer : 3/12/2018 4:19 pm : link
In comment 13860367 Bobby Humphrey's Earpad said:
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As good a guess as any other, tbh
RE: High Motor White Guy  
jvm52106 : 3/12/2018 4:25 pm : link
In comment 13860284 McNally's_Nuts said:
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HOF!!!!!!!!!!!

Umm, the last part could have been left out. I am not super sensitive to stuff but in all honesty that really seems unneeded.
Its just sending a message that  
kinard : 3/12/2018 4:32 pm : link
... Alec Ogletree better be ready to compete for a middle-linebacker spot.

Come on now....Herzlich... be 31 years old come opening day. On his best day he was an average special teams player. I'd bet he would be a hell of a coach if he wanted to, though.

One of the last few guys on this team with a Super Bowl ring. Incredible story in 2011 but that was a long time ago.





Why?  
jeff57 : 3/12/2018 4:34 pm : link
He has Quinnís photos?
Mara sentimentality  
TMS : 3/12/2018 4:36 pm : link
at work here but they screwed Coughlin for some reason. Wonder why?
How does this guy continue to stick around  
Rflairr : 3/12/2018 4:42 pm : link
EVEN WITH THE REGIME CHANGE
He is so f'ing useless  
Bold Ruler : Mod : 3/12/2018 4:47 pm : link
What in the hell???
RE: He is so f'ing useless  
Breeze_94 : 3/12/2018 4:49 pm : link
In comment 13860457 Bold Ruler said:
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What in the hell???


On the field as a LB he is useless, but he is a locker room guy and a useful special teams player. Still not sure why he's back, but I guess it is what it is.
Yeah, it is what it is.  
Bold Ruler : Mod : 3/12/2018 4:53 pm : link
Throws hands up.
I'm at a loss as to  
Miamijints : 3/12/2018 5:05 pm : link
why they keep him on the team.
RE: Nice guy but not enough talent  
AcidTest : 3/12/2018 5:07 pm : link
In comment 13860275 George from PA said:
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I want a roster that Herzlich can not make


^This. Puzzling move, even with the need to have a roster and the understanding he's probably making the veteran minimum.
gettleman is seeking  
Les in TO : 3/12/2018 5:14 pm : link
to increase the members of the tribe on the Giants (including those who are only partial members like MH)...this is clearly a sign that we are going with Rosen at #2, Harris Barton as special offensive line consultant and Bisli as the new official snack sponsor.
He cannot play LB anymore. And recall last time I saw this ST guru  
Jimmy Googs : 3/12/2018 5:26 pm : link
he got caught holding against Cleveland 2 seasons ago as OBJ was returning a punt 75 yards for a touchdown.

So maybe we go with jut the good locker-room guy...



It's one of those 1 day things  
KWALL2 : 3/12/2018 5:26 pm : link
right?
The Giants  
MookGiants : 3/12/2018 5:30 pm : link
don't have a roster that is strong enough to carry a guy who can only play special teams. I wish they'd just flat out move on from guys like Herzlich and not even bring them to camp
Bringing him to camp at the vet minimum isn't robbing anyone  
yatqb : 3/12/2018 5:36 pm : link
of the chance to beat him out for a roster spot. Our STs were awful last year, and I'd argue that he was one of our best ST players before that.

So, although I agree that ideally I'd want anyone on the roster to be in competition for a multiple roles, this won't stop that if someone emerges who can do so.
He must have something on MARA  
David B. : 3/12/2018 5:54 pm : link
We just thought he had something on Reese.
Shows  
Jerry K : 3/12/2018 6:00 pm : link
... they made a mistake trading for Ogletree. And, reading between the lines, that they'll go QB in round 1.
Yeah agreed. Probably best to focus in on QB, OL and RB  
Jimmy Googs : 3/12/2018 6:02 pm : link
in the draft now that we have Linebacker taken care of.
RE: Nice guy but not enough talent  
FStubbs : 3/12/2018 6:12 pm : link
In comment 13860275 George from PA said:
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I want a roster that Herzlich can not make


This. An indictment of the current talent level if nothing else.
its a good PR move  
UESBLUE : 3/12/2018 7:17 pm : link
and he is likely a great example to other players.
He's a football player ... an effort guy ... a locker room guy...  
baadbill : 3/12/2018 8:15 pm : link
Someone who will never be a starter, isn't going to "wow" anyone ... may not even make the 53 man roster ... but so long as he's around, he will be a positive force and a Gettleman type of player.
In gettelman we trust  
mitch300 : 3/12/2018 8:32 pm : link
Sorry, that's all I have.
what?  
markky : 3/12/2018 9:07 pm : link
hope it's a 1 day retirement signing
This guy  
Glover : 3/12/2018 9:34 pm : link
hit his peak as a GOOD, not great, special teams player, what? 2 years ago? I hope he agrees to retire as well. He's a vet, yea, a vet who was never a full time starter at any point in his career, so how who's following his leadership? We're not talking about a Steve Tasker here. I thought for sure he would be gone with the new GM and staff. I don't get it.
Just when you think this team  
Doomster : 3/12/2018 10:28 pm : link
has turned the corner, they sign Herz.....

Yes we have a lot of UFA's, but are we going to fill the roster with Herzlich's, and let guys like DRC go?
RE: Yeah agreed. Probably best to focus in on QB, OL and RB  
giantsFC : 3/12/2018 11:04 pm : link
In comment 13860571 Jimmy Googs said:
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in the draft now that we have Linebacker taken care of.


Lol
He needs to learn how to  
PEEJ : 3/12/2018 11:06 pm : link
long snap
Herzlich signing may have more to do with 'culture'  
Giants1956 : 3/13/2018 4:18 am : link
He may not be here when the season starts.

The team has to get away from selfish players who care about
nothing but social media.
RE: He's a football player ... an effort guy ... a locker room guy...  
AnnapolisMike : 3/13/2018 7:15 am : link
In comment 13860701 baadbill said:
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Someone who will never be a starter, isn't going to "wow" anyone ... may not even make the 53 man roster ... but so long as he's around, he will be a positive force and a Gettleman type of player.


This....it's a team sport and he is a good guy to have around.
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