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Landon Collins presser (and a question)

j_rud : 3/14/2019 6:46 pm
Pretty typical stuff. He'll make the Giants pay and all that typical introductory stuff. Said when visiting Washington Snyder took him and his family out to dinner and gave him what Snyder claimed was one of two signed Sean Taylor jerseys. Power move, but knowing Snyder some underling signed that thing in the lobby of the restaurant. In any case, a question...

In reference to the Giants Collins stated "I get to prove they should have at least tagged me". But wasn't he pretty vocal about not wanting the franchise tag? Not a big deal, just a momentary distraction from all the Beckham talk.
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He’s an ex-Giant.  
Big Blue '56 : 3/14/2019 6:48 pm : link
Fu*k him!
What bothers me - and I wouldn't have paid him what WAS  
jcn56 : 3/14/2019 6:49 pm : link
did, is that the Giants never engaged him in any salary discussions (at least that we know of).

Same with Shepard. Other teams extend their young talent, which provides both good will on the part of players and usually gets them somewhat below market. That's not the Giants MO, and they've been paying for it.

Collins was at least worth a discussion.
Right  
DavidinBMNY : 3/14/2019 6:53 pm : link
I think he said he wasn't going to sign the tag and sit out until the season started at best.

Maybe he's offended he didn't get the tag, but in all honesty by not being tagged he achieved financial security for life. That's the one thing I wouldn't hold a grudge over.

RE: He’s an ex-Giant.  
DavidinBMNY : 3/14/2019 6:53 pm : link
In comment 14338050 Big Blue '56 said:
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Fu*k him!
Yeah baby. Let's hit that TE in the middle please for $200 Alex.
this is all I could find from November, pretty standard stuff from  
ron mexico : 3/14/2019 7:00 pm : link

players regarding the tag


There are many more sources out there saying he wanted to come back

And outside of a new deal, that leaves the possibility of a franchise tag, which Collins prefers to steer clear of.

"Honestly, I don't want it," Collins said. "I know what type of player I am. I'm going to bring forth hard work, talent, play-making abilities to the game each and every week. Why would I want to play under a one-year deal? If something happens I'm not guaranteed. And even though I'm guaranteed that for a year, I'm still not guaranteed."

"It is what it is," Collins said. "If they franchise tag me, I have to go from there. I can't go nowhere. There's not much I can do."
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Barkley on angle routes  
McNally's_Nuts : 3/14/2019 7:05 pm : link
all day against him.
The more interesting part of the interview  
USAF NYG Fan : 3/14/2019 7:06 pm : link
For me was when asked if he was surprised to hear about Beckham Jr he said, "no". Then there was a pause and he said something about him not being in their plans. Its the no and then took a pause to choose his next words carefully that stands out to me. Why wasn't he surprised? Everyone else seemed to be.

I'm likely reading way too much into it though.
Landon Collins has Giants revenge on his mind: ‘Gonna be awesome’  
GFAN52 : 3/14/2019 7:28 pm : link
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“It’s gonna be awesome, I ain’t gonna lie to you. It’s gonna be definitely awesome,” Collins said. “And then I get to prove a point why they should’ve at least tagged me.



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I thought this was a business  
SHO'NUFF : 3/14/2019 7:37 pm : link
now these fucking millennials are enticed by a signed jersey and going to their childhood favorite team... the other millennial wanted to play with his bestie so bad, he's okay with moving to Cleveland... yes, Cleveland OHIO.
He said he wouldn't play on the tag and now he's crying  
ZogZerg : 3/14/2019 7:43 pm : link
the Giants didn't tag him?

LOL with these guys.
Every player  
darren in pdx : 3/14/2019 7:51 pm : link
says that about playing their former team. Will miss him but the team already found a replacement. He got stupid money the team didn’t have the luxury to afford.
RE: He said he wouldn't play on the tag and now he's crying  
ron mexico : 3/14/2019 7:59 pm : link
In comment 14338305 ZogZerg said:
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the Giants didn't tag him?

LOL with these guys.


He never said he wouldnt play on the tag
RE: RE: He said he wouldn't play on the tag and now he's crying  
ZogZerg : 3/14/2019 8:00 pm : link
In comment 14338348 ron mexico said:
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In comment 14338305 ZogZerg said:


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the Giants didn't tag him?

LOL with these guys.



He never said he wouldnt play on the tag


Yes he did.
played hard  
bc4life : 3/14/2019 8:06 pm : link
was very productive, great team player - pride a lttle bruised beacuse Giants did not fight to keep him.

agreed with them letting him go, but it's not like he didn't hold up his end of the nargain
"It gets big safeties paid, and not moved to linebacker"  
smshmth8690 : 3/14/2019 8:42 pm : link
I get that he grew up a skins fan, but I believe once you put on the blue, there is only one Taylor - the Linebacker. All the best to him, and his childhood dream. Here's to a healthy rest of career, may it be filled with many losses.
former players  
Lines of Scrimmage : 3/14/2019 8:54 pm : link
when the Giants want one of there own players they sign them. I am sure some have get down when people leave but the the Giants have taken care of the ones the wanted to keep imo. Appreciate Collins and his effort and attitude but not seeing the 13million per year value.
RE: RE: RE: He said he wouldn't play on the tag and now he's crying  
ron mexico : 3/14/2019 8:59 pm : link
In comment 14338353 ZogZerg said:
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In comment 14338348 ron mexico said:


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In comment 14338305 ZogZerg said:


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the Giants didn't tag him?

LOL with these guys.



He never said he wouldnt play on the tag



Yes he did.


Source?
I can't wait for EE or Saquon to be one on one with him  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 3/14/2019 9:11 pm : link
In coverage.
What I found in the article below  
ChaChing : 3/14/2019 9:11 pm : link
has him saying he doesn't want to get tagged, but if he does he has no choice. He doesn't say he will hold out but acknowledges his distaste for it
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...even Collins admits the most likely scenario is that the Giants slap the "franchise tag" on him before the free agent signing period opens in March. That would likely guarantee him about $13 million in 2019, but it would keep him off a market where he could probably find a deal worth $50 million over four seasons with more than $20 million guaranteed.

That's why he has no interest in getting the franchise tag.

"Honestly I don't want it," he said. "I know what type of player I am. I'm going to bring forth hard-work, talent, play-making abilities to the game each and every week. Why would I want to play under a one-year deal? If something happens I'm not guaranteed. And even though I'm guaranteed that for a year, I'm still not guaranteed."

Of course, Collins knows that if the Giants use the tag "I don't have a choice."

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God  
SirLoinOfBeef : 3/14/2019 9:17 pm : link
that Bears game last season...

And that Bortles play in the season opener...

No thank you Landon.
Didn’t they do him a major favor by not  
bradshaw44 : 3/14/2019 9:19 pm : link
Tagging him? I find that to be a rather polite move to let the player go get his money without being held up with the tag.
My 2 Favorite Parts  
Bernie : 3/14/2019 9:21 pm : link
1. Collins saying he couldn't wait to move on from NYG when all the trades started happening during last season.
2. Doug Williams referring to Collins as a ball hawk.
Saquon or Engram?  
CT Charlie : 3/14/2019 9:26 pm : link
Pick your poison.
......  
Micko : 3/14/2019 11:43 pm : link
He just was never really a game-changing safety. I have no problem not signing him to a crazy contract. Let’s get back to the days of a pass rush please.
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