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Chances Corey Coleman gets retained as Kickoff Returner?

NYG27 : 12/31/2018 11:42 am
Coleman's speed and explosiveness was a real weapon on special teams since joining the team in week 10. He averaged 26 yards per return and consistently gave the offense good field positions in the second half of the season.

What would be the chances of him returning to that role in 2019 season?

If the Giants tender him a qualifying offer, that is $1.32 million. Is that too expensive for a very good kickoff returner or would you gamble to sign him at a cheaper cost by letting him hit free agency first?
I think a good chance...  
BillKo : 12/31/2018 11:48 am : link
...and they like him as a potential WR too.

Kid has talent, question is where will his head be?

I'd retain him for one more year at that price, and of course, it won't be guaranteed so he'll have to keep improving keep focus.
I would tender him that offer if they can't sign him.  
DavidinBMNY : 12/31/2018 11:49 am : link
And I think he would like to stay. I think it's likely he signs a 2 year deal with a low risk commitment from the team.

Coleman has made money in the league.
Coleman has been around the block a bit already. He has a chance here and a decent start he should build on.
I think that it really depends on how he was in the locker room  
Jim in Forest Hills : 12/31/2018 11:49 am : link
practice and meetings.

His performance was a no brainer to retain as a KR alone imo.
I heard yesterday that he plans  
Kevin(formerly Tiki4Six) : 12/31/2018 11:50 am : link
to work with OBJ this offseason...
Good thing about the lowest qualifying offer  
NYG27 : 12/31/2018 11:51 am : link
It comes with this stipulation..."Compensation determined by RFA's original draft status"

Since Coleman was the Browns first round pick in 2016, that $1.32 million tender would almost assure us Corey returns for 2019 season.
If he can get it together  
allstarjim : 12/31/2018 11:53 am : link
A true deep speedster, stretch the field guy would really help this team.
I would keep  
pjcas18 : 12/31/2018 12:02 pm : link
both Coleman and Latimer and Quadreee Henderson.

But Latimer had a 2.5M cap hit in 2018. Not sure he doesn't become expendable if they do keep Latimer and Henderson.

Loved the athleticism Latimer showed yesterday with both catches.
RE: I would keep  
pjcas18 : 12/31/2018 12:03 pm : link
In comment 14241271 pjcas18 said:
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both Coleman and Latimer and Quadreee Henderson.

But Latimer had a 2.5M cap hit in 2018. Not sure he doesn't become expendable if they do keep Latimer and Henderson.

Loved the athleticism Latimer showed yesterday with both catches.


should say Latimer becomes expendable if they keep Coleman and Henderson.
Anytime you can get a player who can play specials and another  
Big Blue '56 : 12/31/2018 12:04 pm : link
position for reasonable money, you keep him, imv
I think he's a keeper  
Matt in SGS : 12/31/2018 12:06 pm : link
with some hopes the Giants might find a Dominik Hixon type diamond in the rough. He's in a perfect spot because the Giants just want him to be a role player here and with his talent maybe the light will go on.
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arcarsenal : 12/31/2018 12:07 pm : link
He's worth keeping for the upside alone. It's a talented kid who will be very inexpensive to hang onto and already has demonstrated at least one redeemable quality with his ability on KR's.

I think we can get more out of him as a WR.
Heís a keeper  
ajr2456 : 12/31/2018 12:28 pm : link
If he can play WR consistently. If he can reach even half of his pre draft hype heíd be the X receiver the Giants need.

It was well known he knew very little about playing WR when he first entered the league. An off-season working with Odell would be beneficial. Yea
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christian : 12/31/2018 12:52 pm : link
I was very skeptical of Coleman, but good for him. He avoided acting like an idiot and did his job.

He's got orders of magnitude more potential than Latimer. At the lowest tender he's definitely worth bringing into camp.
Apples compared to oranges  
Bob in Newburgh : 12/31/2018 1:07 pm : link
Latimer = much better hands, much better height and strength and catch radius, good KR in own right, much better cover special teams, but yes I suppose if you ignore these things as minor items Coleman offers much more.

On a team with SB and OBJ, I prefer Latimer, but I would more prefer both, and I think we can have both.
Not sure how he was in the locker room  
Biteymax22 : 12/31/2018 1:16 pm : link
But on the surface it looked like he was a good citizen. I think this is what really decides whether or not he returns, he is a legit kick returner and can stretch the field as a WR4 or 5. Wouldn't over pay him, but would bring him back.

If this means anything, he already came out and said he wants to come back. Don't remember seeing players asking to come back the past couple of years...
They should bring him back  
jeff57 : 12/31/2018 1:18 pm : link
Best KO returner here in a long time.
RE: Apples compared to oranges  
Big Blue Blogger : 12/31/2018 1:25 pm : link
Bob in Newburgh said:
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Latimer = much better hands, much better height and strength and catch radius, good KR in own right, much better cover special teams, but yes I suppose if you ignore these things as minor items Coleman offers much more.

On a team with SB and OBJ, I prefer Latimer, but I would more prefer both, and I think we can have both.

+1. Bob = Voice of Reason, as usual.

As an RFA, Coleman is basically a no-brainer. He's cheap, and will be on a short leash. Latimer remains a bit of a tease. In five injury-riddled NFL seasons, he has played in 51 games and caught just 46 passes. There's a lot to like in his occasional flashes; he just hasn't been able to sustain anything. On the plus side, he doesn't turn 27 until next October.
BBB and Bob in Newburgh good to see you guys posting.  
BlueLou'sBack : 12/31/2018 2:27 pm : link
Happy New Year to both of you.

No brainer to tender him at 1.3 mil. And you pray one or both of Latimer and Coleman show enough that you have a choice about extending Sterling Shepard or one or both of them after 2019.

Coleman is on record wanting to return? Hopefully he realizes how close he is to being done in the NFL for good, and learns route running from Eli and OBJ between now and early in the 2019 season.
He should.  
mattlawson : 12/31/2018 3:00 pm : link
Instant upgrade
Back at you, Lou.  
Big Blue Blogger : 12/31/2018 4:00 pm : link
Hope all is well.
Both need to be back  
arniefez : 12/31/2018 4:01 pm : link
as had been said above.
I donít know if he is a good PR, but I liked him on KO and  
Ivan15 : 12/31/2018 9:13 pm : link
He should stay around to compete as WR.

You canít see the whole picture on TV but it seems that he could return more of those end zone kickoffs. Even if he can only return 9 of 10 to the 20, it would be worth it if he can return 1 of 10 to the 50 or beyond. It has been a long time since the Giants had a returner with that potential, discounting the smallish RB Wilson.
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