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Gettleman: OBJ part of their plans, but non-committal on Eli

MattyKid : 1/2/2019 2:18 pm
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I can think of a couple of reasons  
Beer Man : 1/2/2019 2:25 pm : link
for being non-committal on Eli. Could be:

1. G-men don't want to tip their hands going into the draft

2. He and Eli have discussed conditions upon which Eli would remain with the team (I would guess a salary cut is part of it), but Eli needs to think about it.

I am sure there are other reasons
I dont buy the draft argument  
ron mexico : 1/2/2019 2:33 pm : link
If Eli is or isn't on the team come April, we could still very well draft a QB.

I think fans give DG too much credit on "not tipping his hand"  
ZogZerg : 1/2/2019 2:33 pm : link
when it comes to the draft...
RE: I think fans give DG too much credit on  
ron mexico : 1/2/2019 2:34 pm : link
In comment 14244563 ZogZerg said:
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when it comes to the draft...


yeah, he pretty told anyone who would listen he was drafting Barkley

RE: I dont buy the draft argument  
Dutch77 : 1/2/2019 2:37 pm : link
In comment 14244562 ron mexico said:
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If Eli is or isn't on the team come April, we could still very well draft a QB.


Agreed, plus this was the same situation last year (picking top 10) and DG was all in then.
I can  
mdthedream : 1/2/2019 2:46 pm : link
think of 17m reasons.
This is  
rocco8112 : 1/2/2019 3:07 pm : link
the end. It has been a great run.
Well,  
Doomster : 1/2/2019 3:09 pm : link
I can think of a couple of reasons
Beer Man : 2:25 pm : link : reply
for being non-committal on Eli. Could be:

1. G-men don't want to tip their hands going into the draft.

Don't they tip their hand in March with that guaranteed money?

2. He and Eli have discussed conditions upon which Eli would remain with the team (I would guess a salary cut is part of it), but Eli needs to think about it.

I seriously doubt Eli would discuss a pay cut......

Eli's roster bonus is due before the draft  
cosmicj : 1/2/2019 3:14 pm : link
The decision will be made before that date. No tipping of the hand involved.
BBI loves a good "tipping of the hand" saga  
UConn4523 : 1/2/2019 3:18 pm : link
every draft we ever have turns into opposing GM's infiltrating our compound and stealing the noc list.
or it could be that Eli isn't ready to commit to playing yet  
YAJ2112 : 1/2/2019 3:24 pm : link
and DG is deferring the decision until then
Gettleman is an old Riverboat gambler,  
GiantsUA : 1/2/2019 4:12 pm : link
he is not tipping his hand.

And you better believe, he has a couple of aces up his sleeve.

As they used to say in the old west, "nothing wild but the players"!
OBJ  
AcesUp : 1/2/2019 4:19 pm : link
I don't understand all of the speculation surrounding parting ways with a player that has performed on the field a year into a massive contract. While I felt that the media was a little too eager to make it happen last year, the speculation itself at least made sense. It doesn't make any sense this time around.
Gettleman has no ability to disguise his plans  
Giants38 : 1/2/2019 4:19 pm : link
After the draft last year, I will take everything he says at face value, because he had the worst poker face ever. So if he says were going OL this year, get ready for OL. If he says there are some dominant DEs, were picking a DE. He is flat out incapable of hiding his intentions; supposedly, he was awful at doing that in Carolina as well. If you want a QB - as I do - you better hope he says I think this is a strong QB class. Sure, it will cause us to get leapfrogged, but at least you know hes looking to get a QB.

What a joke of a front office we have.
RE: Gettleman has no ability to disguise his plans  
GiantGrit : 1/2/2019 4:37 pm : link
In comment 14244784 Giants38 said:
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After the draft last year, I will take everything he says at face value, because he had the worst poker face ever. So if he says were going OL this year, get ready for OL. If he says there are some dominant DEs, were picking a DE. He is flat out incapable of hiding his intentions; supposedly, he was awful at doing that in Carolina as well. If you want a QB - as I do - you better hope he says I think this is a strong QB class. Sure, it will cause us to get leapfrogged, but at least you know hes looking to get a QB.

What a joke of a front office we have.


No one on this earth knows who we're taking yet. The off season just started. Senior bowl, combine, interviews etc. have not occurred. How can anyone pretend to know what we're going to do in this draft.

And what was wrong with our draft from last year? If you're answer is we didn't take a qb, i'd argue this team took the best player who was by all accounts a can't miss, virtually clean prospect. I'd also remind you this organization had built a bit of a reputation as missing on first rounders, and so picking a sure fire guy just made more logical sense than picking the remaining guys.

That is not coming from a Saquon day 1 guy. I wanted a quarterback as well. I wanted Baker. O well. He has had one draft and it went very well for us. I think criticism of that is dumb. Free agent signings? Definitely some misses.
RE: Well,  
Matt M. : 1/2/2019 5:21 pm : link
In comment 14244657 Doomster said:
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I can think of a couple of reasons
Beer Man : 2:25 pm : link : reply
for being non-committal on Eli. Could be:

1. G-men don't want to tip their hands going into the draft.

Don't they tip their hand in March with that guaranteed money?

2. He and Eli have discussed conditions upon which Eli would remain with the team (I would guess a salary cut is part of it), but Eli needs to think about it.

I seriously doubt Eli would discuss a pay cut......
Why would Eli not discuss a paycut? It simply converts salary to guaranteed money and puts the prospect of future income on the table by extending his contract. It would likely net him more money.
Because he doesn't have to discuss it, I'd guess.  
Ten Ton Hammer : 1/2/2019 6:54 pm : link
Just because it's a good idea for the team doesn't mean he has to do it. All any player has to do is honor the contract they signed.

He's done it once before. And it wasn't exactly significant. I wouldn't expect any windfalls for the team out of Eli's charitable heart.
makes sense  
bc4life : 1/2/2019 6:58 pm : link
OBJ is younger and just inked a brand new contract - and what's to be gained by saying one way or another his plans for Eli?
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