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Giants in huge on Solder

Big Rick in FL : 3/14/2018 5:42 am
According to a Pats guy. Scott Zolak says the Giants are in huge on Solder. 13/14 million a year. Didn't see it posted.

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@scottzolak: Giants in huge on Solder


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@scottzolak: 13/14 per year
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RE: Given his age better hope the contract length isnít too long  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 3/14/2018 8:36 am : link
In comment 13863907 GFAN52 said:
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It's the structure of the contract that matters, not the length per se. A lot of five-year contracts really are two-year deals with a three-year option for the team since they are easy to cut after the second year. And they wind up with big numbers for the agents to tout, but most of the number is hypothetical.
I think you're asking for trouble  
Ten Ton Hammer : 3/14/2018 8:36 am : link
if you want to lock in Ereck Flowers at guard. It's a significant change to go from operating on the edge to working in a confined space. Footwork is even more important and that's never been any kind of strong point for him. Not saying it can't work, but in my amateur opinion, guard isn't just a recycling bin for players who aren't good enough to play tackle. The players we've seen make the position switch and be good contributors are guys that are a LOT more fundamentally rock solid than Ereck Flowers.
Great if the Giants  
XBRONX : 3/14/2018 8:37 am : link
overlay for Solder they will have the fourth best LT in the NFC East
If you want a LT, start thinking about Plan C  
Ivan15 : 3/14/2018 8:38 am : link
Nsekhe ?
Meant overpay  
XBRONX : 3/14/2018 8:39 am : link
Of course
RE: RE: Given his age better hope the contract length isnít too long  
GFAN52 : 3/14/2018 8:39 am : link
In comment 13863913 Peter from NH (formerly CT) said:
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In comment 13863907 GFAN52 said:


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It's the structure of the contract that matters, not the length per se. A lot of five-year contracts really are two-year deals with a three-year option for the team since they are easy to cut after the second year. And they wind up with big numbers for the agents to tout, but most of the number is hypothetical.


Agreed
Hey Uber  
JonC : 3/14/2018 8:40 am : link
On the draft front, the info I have is already a week old. The word was Barkley and Chubb are way up the board and sense was Nelson was behind them. No info on QB. Still six weeks to go and things could change, that's all I've got at the moment. I agree I'd go Darnold or Barkley, no interest in trading down and my limited looks at Chubb don't leave me thinking he's the #2 or #3 or #4 best prospect in this draft.

As for the braintrust, it's a new man in charge now and he values OL. Let's see if can lock up Solder.
RE: Hmmmmm,  
nygiants16 : 3/14/2018 8:41 am : link
In comment 13863909 Doomster said:
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RE: Giants were absolutely in on Norwell
Jon in NYC : 8:21 am : link : reply
In comment 13863863 JonC said:
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and Flowers isn't going to OG yet.


Makes sense. He should be moved to RT. Solder to left in theory. Still need to find two guards though.



and yet the Giant brain trust last season could have possibly signed LT's last season, but wanted them to play RT instead of Flowers....What does that say?


It says last year's brain trust had a lot invested in flowers and didn't want to admit they were wrong
Solder  
jtgiants : 3/14/2018 8:41 am : link
Is real good. Not great but real good. I'd rate him as between the 8th and 12th best LT in football. Solid in protection and excellent in run game. 30 isn't old for tackles. Is say 4 years at 14 per is fine. That only takes him to age 33.
Thanks Jon!  
UberAlias : 3/14/2018 8:43 am : link
I think you and I are seeing the same thing with the prospects mentioned.
RE: Great if the Giants  
Pep22 : 3/14/2018 8:44 am : link
In comment 13863916 XBRONX said:
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overlay for Solder they will have the fourth best LT in the NFC East


1) If this signing were to occur, I'd probably prefer Solder at LT than the Philly LT situation going forward. I'd also be concerned if I were Dallas about persistent back issues w/ Tyron Smith going forward.

2) NFC East LT position ranking isn't that relevant. Without a viable OL, especially LT, you lose the opportunity to develop the new QB (be it Webb or a rookie) or ride out the remainder of Manning's tenure effectively.
Until he signs  
djstat : 3/14/2018 8:46 am : link
All these reports mean nothing.
RE: Until he signs  
cokeduplt : 3/14/2018 8:48 am : link
In comment 13863943 djstat said:
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All these reports mean nothing.


Thanks Captain Obvious
What makes people believe....  
Bluenatic : 3/14/2018 8:58 am : link
..... that Flowers can be effective at guard, a position he has never played and for which he appears ill-suited for?
We'll lose out  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 3/14/2018 9:00 am : link
to some team we had no idea was even working on signing him.
RE: RE: Great if the Giants  
giantstock : 3/14/2018 9:01 am : link
In comment 13863937 Pep22 said:
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overlay for Solder they will have the fourth best LT in the NFC East



1) If this signing were to occur, I'd probably prefer Solder at LT than the Philly LT situation going forward. I'd also be concerned if I were Dallas about persistent back issues w/ Tyron Smith going forward.

2) NFC East LT position ranking isn't that relevant. Without a viable OL, especially LT, you lose the opportunity to develop the new QB (be it Webb or a rookie) or ride out the remainder of Manning's tenure effectively.


so the Giants would spend a ton of their cap on an OT. And still need more O-Linemen along with needing linebackers and now a secondary to replace DRC.

Yet you're making a point about "riding out Eli's tenure EFFECTIVELY?" What does "effectively" mean in terms of what would be your "expectation?"
I'd  
AcidTest : 3/14/2018 9:02 am : link
rather not give Solder 13/14 million at his age, but that is the market for LTs, and we have no other options, especially if they are committed to Eli for another two years. And as someone said, this could solve two problems, because Flowers can move to RT.

As far as the draft, I'd prefer a small trade down, but am happy taking Barkley, Nelson, or Chubb in that order. Darnold would be my fifth option, and fourth choice.
...  
christian : 3/14/2018 9:10 am : link
The Giants also currently do not have a right tackle.
RE: If you want a LT, start thinking about Plan C  
Jay on the Island : 3/14/2018 9:13 am : link
In comment 13863920 Ivan15 said:
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Nsekhe ?

Nope, the Redskins put a 2nd round tender on Nsekhe.
RE: If you want a LT, start thinking about Plan C  
AcidTest : 3/14/2018 9:13 am : link
In comment 13863920 Ivan15 said:
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Nsekhe ?


I think the Redskins gave him a second round tender.
RE: ...  
Jay on the Island : 3/14/2018 9:14 am : link
In comment 13864000 christian said:
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The Giants also currently do not have a right tackle.

If Solder is signed then Flowers and Wheeler will compete for the RT job.
RE: ...  
JonC : 3/14/2018 9:17 am : link
In comment 13864000 christian said:
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The Giants also currently do not have a right tackle.


It will be Flowers if they sign Solder.
RE: RE: RE: Great if the Giants  
Pep22 : 3/14/2018 9:20 am : link
In comment 13863974 giantstock said:
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overlay for Solder they will have the fourth best LT in the NFC East



1) If this signing were to occur, I'd probably prefer Solder at LT than the Philly LT situation going forward. I'd also be concerned if I were Dallas about persistent back issues w/ Tyron Smith going forward.

2) NFC East LT position ranking isn't that relevant. Without a viable OL, especially LT, you lose the opportunity to develop the new QB (be it Webb or a rookie) or ride out the remainder of Manning's tenure effectively.



so the Giants would spend a ton of their cap on an OT. And still need more O-Linemen along with needing linebackers and now a secondary to replace DRC.

Yet you're making a point about "riding out Eli's tenure EFFECTIVELY?" What does "effectively" mean in terms of what would be your "expectation?"


To be clear, I don't think Solder is = Tony Boselli. But he's a viable LT that allows your QB (Eli in the interim, but more importantly, he helps the protection of our new QB when that guy is selected and given time). It is not smart to introduce Webb or a rookie to NFL football in a similar fashion to how the Texans did it with David Carr.

He also allows NYG to move Flowers to RT where he has a chance to be adequate.

Lastly, it paves the way for premium draft picks to be spent where there is depth in the draft, the interior OL.
Jonc  
jtgiants : 3/14/2018 9:21 am : link
If browns take Darnold do you have us taking Barkley?
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Rory : 3/14/2018 9:23 am : link
In comment 13864022 JonC said:
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The Giants also currently do not have a right tackle.



It will be Flowers if they sign Solder.


At RT over Guard? Feels that puts Bisnowaty and Wheeler in back up positions.

Would be interesting if the Giants came back and offered Pugh a LG contract (less money then OT)
If they sign Solder  
Jay on the Island : 3/14/2018 9:24 am : link
then Flowers moves to RT where he should be a better fit. Brett Jones is likely to start at center so that leaves both guard spots that need to be addressed. I fully expect this team to add a guard in the 2nd round with either Wynn, Hernandez, Price, or Smith.

That leaves the Giants with one spot to fill. One player to keep an eye on is Chad Wheeler. A few scouting reports suggested that he would be better at guard. He could compete to start at LG. If he wins the job he could potentially move outside in a couple of years to replace Solder or Flowers.
After seeing what Whitworth (at age 36)  
ShockNRoll : 3/14/2018 9:28 am : link
did for the Rams last year, I don't see how anybody could be against signing Solder. How about the impact a 37 year old Lomas Brown had on the Giants o-line in 2000. Everyone wants young, talented players, and I do as well. However, not every player has to be an upcoming star. Solder could be a very good player for us for 3-4 years, on an offense featuring some very good to exceptional talent at the skill positions.
RE: Jonc  
JonC : 3/14/2018 9:28 am : link
In comment 13864035 jtgiants said:
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If browns take Darnold do you have us taking Barkley?


Yes.
RE: RE: RE: ...  
JonC : 3/14/2018 9:28 am : link
In comment 13864038 Rory said:
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The Giants also currently do not have a right tackle.



It will be Flowers if they sign Solder.



At RT over Guard? Feels that puts Bisnowaty and Wheeler in back up positions.

Would be interesting if the Giants came back and offered Pugh a LG contract (less money then OT)


Flowers is not an OG. If they sign a LT, Flowers is going to get every chance to succeed at RT next.
RE: RE: Jonc  
Jay on the Island : 3/14/2018 9:32 am : link
In comment 13864052 JonC said:
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If browns take Darnold do you have us taking Barkley?



Yes.

Is this what you would do or is that what your hearing?
Amazing the lack of buzz Josh Rosen is getting..  
Sean : 3/14/2018 9:34 am : link
seems like it is Darnold or no QB for NYG.
I have major concerns about Flowers at RT  
PatersonPlank : 3/14/2018 9:34 am : link
teams have speed rushers over there now too. I'd rather see Solder and Pugh as the Tackles. I know some don't think Flowers can play G, but thats where I'd start him and let him battle it out.
I still think Flowers' weaknesses at LT will be a problem at RT.  
Heisenberg : 3/14/2018 9:42 am : link
And that ultimately, he's a guard. But for next year, it's ok to give him a shot there
Reportedly  
bc4life : 3/14/2018 9:43 am : link
Giants, Texans, &Browns in on Solder. Browns making big run, which is concerning given their cap room
Meh  
AcesUp : 3/14/2018 9:44 am : link
Highly preferred Norwell, they tried and things didn't go the Giants way. A few other guys I had pegged as stop gaps aren't options. Only option outside of Solder may actually be Pugh, but both sides may have burned that bridge already. They'd have to get very creative in the 2nd phase of free agency, trades and/or the draft to avoid a repeat of last year's ineptitude on the unit.

If they can sign him for ~14m/yr and don't go nuts on the guarantees, I'm okay with out. Probably prefer that than giving Fleming what Hubbard got. If they drop their pants out of desperation, not so much. Kind of a beggers can't be choosers situation.
RE: Reportedly  
Diver_Down : 3/14/2018 9:49 am : link
In comment 13864083 bc4life said:
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Giants, Texans, &Browns in on Solder. Browns making big run, which is concerning given their cap room


Joe Thomas set today as the deadline to decide whether he is retiring or not. The Browns with the amount of cap room that they have would be foolish to not pursue Solder. Even if Thomas does return, they can afford to have Solder as a back-up. It would not surprise me to see Thomas walk away. A former player once said that when you are contemplating retirement, you already are.
Didn't the Browns just sign Hubbard? Good grief.  
Brown Recluse : 3/14/2018 9:56 am : link
Save some for the rest of us.
RE: Didn't the Browns just sign Hubbard? Good grief.  
Diver_Down : 3/14/2018 10:04 am : link
In comment 13864118 Brown Recluse said:
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Save some for the rest of us.


They did. I suspect he'll be their RT.
right now I think Giant fans  
Jersey55 : 3/14/2018 10:04 am : link
should be less concerned about what the cost of the signing is and more about who we signed, we are a talent starved team guys.....
RE: Reportedly  
cokeduplt : 3/14/2018 10:15 am : link
In comment 13864083 bc4life said:
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Giants, Texans, &Browns in on Solder. Browns making big run, which is concerning given their cap room



Source?
CBS Boston  
bc4life : 3/14/2018 10:29 am : link
and a few other sites
patriots wire  
bc4life : 3/14/2018 10:30 am : link
rotoworld
Browns  
Sammo85 : 3/14/2018 10:36 am : link
Have lots of cap tied up now in Hubbard, Bitonio, Zietler. Iíd be surprised if they went all in for Solder even if Thomas retires.
RE: RE: RE: Jonc  
JonC : 3/14/2018 10:38 am : link
In comment 13864061 Jay on the Island said:
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If browns take Darnold do you have us taking Barkley?



Yes.


Is this what you would do or is that what your hearing?


Both, with the caveat the draft is six weeks away.
RE: Browns  
Jay on the Island : 3/14/2018 10:39 am : link
In comment 13864253 Sammo85 said:
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Have lots of cap tied up now in Hubbard, Bitonio, Zietler. Iíd be surprised if they went all in for Solder even if Thomas retires.

The Browns also gave JC Tretter a 3 year 16.75 million deal last year to go along with Donald Stephenson's 1 year 2.5 million this year. If Joe Thomas does retire they would save some cap room but I believe there would be some dead money as well. With their numerous picks I think the Browns will address LT in the second round of the draft. I could see them taking two OT's in round 2.
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Jay on the Island : 3/14/2018 10:41 am : link
In comment 13864256 JonC said:
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Both, with the caveat the draft is six weeks away.

Thanks JonC, I appreciate you responding. With that said I hope they change their mind. I just think it is a huge mistake to pass on adding a potential franchise QB at 2. If it were up to me it would be QB or trade down.
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Pep22 : 3/14/2018 10:45 am : link
In comment 13864266 Jay on the Island said:
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Both, with the caveat the draft is six weeks away.


Thanks JonC, I appreciate you responding. With that said I hope they change their mind. I just think it is a huge mistake to pass on adding a potential franchise QB at 2. If it were up to me it would be QB or trade down.


I totally agree. My preference would be Allen but none of these guys are perfect Andrew Luck like prospects...I am on board with whomever the NYG brass thinks is the best QB prospect.
RE: Amazing the lack of buzz Josh Rosen is getting..  
GuzzaBlue : 3/14/2018 10:47 am : link
In comment 13864064 Sean said:
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seems like it is Darnold or no QB for NYG.


Really surprising to me. Darnold may be a clean prospect with his eyes set on football and a lot of talent, but man he makes terrible terrible reads/throws...constantly. If that holds true he will be an INT machine in the NFL. He doesn't seem like a game manager at all and his delivery needs work. Rosen has such a better arm and seems more knowledgeable. Makes all the throws. I get people are worried about the character issues, but if hes dedicated to football, then who cares what his personality is like. Big Ben, Brady, Rogers, Wilson all have their personality quirks. They all seem a bit arrogant and are jerks at times.

I'd trust they know what they are doing if they take Darnold, but I will for sure be much more excited for Rosen.
Rappaport  
Rflairr : 3/14/2018 10:48 am : link
Saying they got him
Welp  
gmen9892 : 3/14/2018 10:50 am : link
It looks like we have our new LT. Hoping the money isnt too outrageous, because this is a SOLID get. When healthy, Solder is a huge upgrade at LT. Not sure where this moves Flowers, but I am excited to see DG getting to work on this OL. This is still a guard-heavy draft, so I expect a top 2 round pick to be used on that position.
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