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WR Cody Latimer re-signs with Giants

YANKEE28 : 3/17/2019 11:15 pm
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Back for seconds!!!! Letís go big blue!!! Ready to get back to work with the squad!!! Time to finish what i started last season

Thanks to DomerGiant for telling us this was coming.
he and coleman both flashed  
Eric on Li : 3/17/2019 11:34 pm : link
hope 1 of them can turn into something on the outside.
RE: he and coleman both flashed  
SGMen : 3/17/2019 11:45 pm : link
In comment 14344230 Eric on Li said:
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hope 1 of them can turn into something on the outside.
I pondered, maybe just maybe, this young kid Coleman finally puts it together?
Speed needed on outside.
Its incredible how ineffective Latimer is  
widmerseyebrow : 3/17/2019 11:49 pm : link
Given how big and fast he is.
The guy averages 9 receptions a year...  
sb from NYT Forum : 3/17/2019 11:52 pm : link
Who gives a fuck?

Hope DG didnít waste as much money on him as he did last year.
...  
christian : 3/18/2019 12:01 am : link
I suspect after 5 years, and more games played than receptions, Latimer might just not be very good.
RE: ...  
DomerGiant2008 : 3/18/2019 12:18 am : link
In comment 14344245 christian said:
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I suspect after 5 years, and more games played than receptions, Latimer might just not be very good.


He has primarily played special teams and has dealt with injuries. You saw what he was capable of in Week 17.
Its fine  
kelsto811 : 3/18/2019 12:45 am : link
Would rather a guy who was around Eli last year and one who is genuinely excited to be back with the team.
RE: RE: ...  
OdellBeckhamJr : 3/18/2019 12:50 am : link
In comment 14344248 DomerGiant2008 said:
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In comment 14344245 christian said:


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I suspect after 5 years, and more games played than receptions, Latimer might just not be very good.



He has primarily played special teams and has dealt with injuries. You saw what he was capable of in Week 17.


balling out one game per year?
Latimer is one of those guys who adds depth at wideout and plays  
Ira : 3/18/2019 5:40 am : link
special teams. I don't think we can expect much more from him. I don't know anything about his contract. If it's small, then I'm ok with the signing. If it's not, then it wasn't a good idea.
Looks like Amani Toomer: plays like Thomas Lewis.  
Big Blue Blogger : 3/18/2019 5:48 am : link
The occasional spectacular catch is enough to revive expectations. Who knows? Maybe heíll finally stay healthy and put it all together. The most worrisome aspect of Latimerís chronic underachievement is that, for all of his physical gifts, he doesnít appear to get much separation.
Donít expect much and  
Jimmy Googs : 3/18/2019 5:59 am : link
Youíll be satisfied with his production.
The Giants have 90 Roster spots to fill  
ZogZerg : 3/18/2019 6:22 am : link
and this is a good signing.
But, some will bitch and moan regardless.
Good  
joeinpa : 3/18/2019 7:00 am : link
Like this Player
Good player to bring to camp  
Mike from Ohio : 3/18/2019 7:01 am : link
Not expecting much from him. Usually the light doesnít turn on in year six. He is what he is - competition at WR and a good special teams player.
Itís got to be for small money,so he either makes the roster or  
yatqb : 3/18/2019 7:06 am : link
doesnít and if he does weíve added depth to a weak position.
Where is the sticky mods?  
DavidinBMNY : 3/18/2019 7:07 am : link
This is official right?
Wide receivers who block  
viggie : 3/18/2019 7:08 am : link
For saquon for 800 Alex
RE: Wide receivers who block  
BlueLou'sBack : 3/18/2019 7:21 am : link
In comment 14344330 viggie said:
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For saquon for 800 Alex


Nicely played viggie.

Hoping Domergiant is right that the guy we saw with 2 fantastic contested catches is the real Cody Littimer, and praying he can stay on the field!

When has Corey Coleman ever shown anything? If Latimer and Coleman could start playing like their draft slots suggested, and stay on the field, this team's WR situation will be fine.

Crazy IFs though.

Iím glad he is back  
Rjanyg : 3/18/2019 8:12 am : link
If he can stay healthy he will help.
I'm  
AcidTest : 3/18/2019 8:35 am : link
sure the contract is small. He's mostly a ST player, like Coleman. If either can consistently show anything at WR it will be a big bonus, especially with Beckham gone.
RE: Looks like Amani Toomer: plays like Thomas Lewis.  
Jay in Toronto : 3/18/2019 8:58 am : link
In comment 14344295 Big Blue Blogger said:
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The occasional spectacular catch is enough to revive expectations. Who knows? Maybe heíll finally stay healthy and put it all together. The most worrisome aspect of Latimerís chronic underachievement is that, for all of his physical gifts, he doesnít appear to get much separation.


It took Amani Toomer three years with significant reps to play like Amani Toomer
RE: RE: Looks like Amani Toomer: plays like Thomas Lewis.  
Ten Ton Hammer : 3/18/2019 9:08 am : link
In comment 14344440 Jay in Toronto said:
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In comment 14344295 Big Blue Blogger said:


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The occasional spectacular catch is enough to revive expectations. Who knows? Maybe heíll finally stay healthy and put it all together. The most worrisome aspect of Latimerís chronic underachievement is that, for all of his physical gifts, he doesnít appear to get much separation.



It took Amani Toomer three years with significant reps to play like Amani Toomer


Toomer later publicly acknowledged that his slow start as an NFL receiver was the result of exercise-induced asthma which he had hidden for years. After seeking treatment for the condition, his receiving career blossomed in 1999 and 2000.
Gives them a wide out with height  
jeff57 : 3/18/2019 9:11 am : link
Made a couple of nice catches last year.
Yup...  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 3/18/2019 9:14 am : link
Most people didn't want Latimer back until he made two spectacular catches in the finale.

With that fresh in the minds of everyone, hence the excitement. Somewhat similar to Sinorice Moss in the Redskins finale?
Giants will draft a WR  
Sammo85 : 3/18/2019 9:33 am : link
But makes sense to go into camp with depth and a safety valve.

Latimer has a bit of size too which is lacking in the WR corps.

I think Giants are going to target a bigger bodied WR in the draft. Gettleman has tendency to favor these types. He was a big proponent of bringing Burress in and also had guys like Funchess and Benjamin in Carolina.
RE: Giants will draft a WR  
DavidinBMNY : 3/18/2019 9:39 am : link
In comment 14344510 Sammo85 said:
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But makes sense to go into camp with depth and a safety valve.

Latimer has a bit of size too which is lacking in the WR corps.

I think Giants are going to target a bigger bodied WR in the draft. Gettleman has tendency to favor these types. He was a big proponent of bringing Burress in and also had guys like Funchess and Benjamin in Carolina.
That fits Gettleman MO. Funchess , Benjamen, etc.
I'm a fan  
ChicagoMarty : 3/18/2019 9:49 am : link
Nice speed/size package

Knows the system

Comes cheap

Good teammate

Amani Toomer was a late bloomer - so too can Latimer!
This is a good compementary signing  
Bob in Newburgh : 3/18/2019 9:52 am : link
Good special teams coverage player with strength and speed.

KO returner, not as good as Coleman, but more than adequate.

Good run blocker for SB, which will give you some 40 - 80 yard runs, which would otherwise be 5 - 8 yds.

Fine play action deep threat as soon as the QB reads the S as not being able to get there. Combines height, strength, vj, hands and long speed. If your QB is accurate enough to give him a slight advantage to the ball, he will win out most or all the time.

Hopefully Eli learned to trust him late last year.
RE: Yup...  
bluepepper : 3/18/2019 10:09 am : link
In comment 14344477 Eric from BBI said:
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Most people didn't want Latimer back until he made two spectacular catches in the finale.

With that fresh in the minds of everyone, hence the excitement. Somewhat similar to Sinorice Moss in the Redskins finale?

Some perspective:

Sinorice Moss' best year: 21 receptions
Jerrel Jernigan's best year: 29 receptions
Cody Latimer's best year: 19 receptions

Anything is possible. Maybe the Broncos were totally clueless. Maybe without injuries he would have had a nice year last season but fact is he should be fighting for a roster spot this year and nothing more. Let's not go from giving scholarships to our failed draft picks to handing them out to other team's failed draft picks.
Good signing  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 3/18/2019 10:15 am : link
Flashed a bit with injury and buried on the depth and didn't call up ESPN to bash the team with Little Wayne. Need a big physical receiver, not sure if he can be it.
RE: RE: Yup...  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 3/18/2019 10:55 am : link
In comment 14344613 bluepepper said:
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In comment 14344477 Eric from BBI said:


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Most people didn't want Latimer back until he made two spectacular catches in the finale.

With that fresh in the minds of everyone, hence the excitement. Somewhat similar to Sinorice Moss in the Redskins finale?


Some perspective:

Sinorice Moss' best year: 21 receptions
Jerrel Jernigan's best year: 29 receptions
Cody Latimer's best year: 19 receptions

Anything is possible. Maybe the Broncos were totally clueless. Maybe without injuries he would have had a nice year last season but fact is he should be fighting for a roster spot this year and nothing more. Let's not go from giving scholarships to our failed draft picks to handing them out to other team's failed draft picks.


Ahh... it was actually Jerrel Jernigan who I was thinking about when I said Moss. He's the guy who had that monster game against the Skins in 2013... the guy Mara said the coaches hadn't used correctly... then nothing. He was gone soon after.
RE: RE: Yup...  
HomerJones45 : 3/18/2019 11:27 am : link
In comment 14344613 bluepepper said:
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In comment 14344477 Eric from BBI said:


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Most people didn't want Latimer back until he made two spectacular catches in the finale.

With that fresh in the minds of everyone, hence the excitement. Somewhat similar to Sinorice Moss in the Redskins finale?


Some perspective:

Sinorice Moss' best year: 21 receptions
Jerrel Jernigan's best year: 29 receptions
Cody Latimer's best year: 19 receptions

Anything is possible. Maybe the Broncos were totally clueless. Maybe without injuries he would have had a nice year last season but fact is he should be fighting for a roster spot this year and nothing more. Let's not go from giving scholarships to our failed draft picks to handing them out to other team's failed draft picks.
Yep. He's a never-was bum. This is not a roster improvement.
I like this transaction  
SHO'NUFF : 3/18/2019 11:28 am : link
some people hate every move.
no team has, or can expect to have,  
Dave : 3/18/2019 11:55 am : link
All Pro's at every position

I hope latimer stays healthy and contributes
.  
arcarsenal : 3/18/2019 11:56 am : link
Latimer is good depth in a spot where we'll need it.

Ideally, we'll draft a guy with a much higher ceiling to take his job as soon as he's ready. I'd like to have a younger option along with him there.

But, I'm alright with this otherwise. Latimer is what he is. He'll make some plays down the field here and there.
The thing about Latimer  
allstarjim : 3/18/2019 12:19 pm : link
He played in only 6 games last year...I believe was on temporary IR. He's a great KR, and he has size and speed. He's been blocked by established receivers his entire career.

He may just be a guy that just needs his shot. I don't think he's going to turn into Julio Jones overnight, but I do think he still has some real upside.

Good keep.  
Red Dog : 3/18/2019 12:36 pm : link
He contributes.
Neither is a starter....  
Doomster : 3/18/2019 1:16 pm : link
We need a starter....
Not a fan of him  
5BowlsSoon : 3/18/2019 1:28 pm : link
As you know, Iím a huge fan of COLEMAN.
RE: Looks like Amani Toomer: plays like Thomas Lewis.  
Pan-handler : 3/18/2019 1:38 pm : link
In comment 14344295 Big Blue Blogger said:
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The occasional spectacular catch is enough to revive expectations. Who knows? Maybe heíll finally stay healthy and put it all together. The most worrisome aspect of Latimerís chronic underachievement is that, for all of his physical gifts, he doesnít appear to get much separation.


Lol. If 1 of him or Coleman bust out Ill take it but I wouldnt go into the draft expecting them to.
BBI Logic = We Need A Starter/Latimer Not Starter = Bad Signing  
Bob in Newburgh : 3/18/2019 1:52 pm : link
Doubt he was signed to starter money.

Even if starter, doubt he is more than #3/#4 read on most progressions. Exception would be play action deep where a S read makes him #1 progression.

53 Men on a roster Quality Special Teams and Depth have as much, or more, to do with winning as the #1 WR.

RE: BBI Logic = We Need A Starter/Latimer Not Starter = Bad Signing  
HomerJones45 : 3/18/2019 1:56 pm : link
In comment 14345306 Bob in Newburgh said:
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Doubt he was signed to starter money.

Even if starter, doubt he is more than #3/#4 read on most progressions. Exception would be play action deep where a S read makes him #1 progression.

53 Men on a roster Quality Special Teams and Depth have as much, or more, to do with winning as the #1 WR.
No, but there is also no particular reason to like the signing or call it a good signing either. It is what it is, signing a JAG.
I like Latimer  
Sneakers O'toole : 3/18/2019 1:56 pm : link
And was hoping they'd keep him in the fold.
Another good  
mittenedman : 3/18/2019 2:54 pm : link
run blocking WR who gives an acceptable floor at a starting position a la Olson Pierre and Markus Golden.

Scheme fit. If nothing else it's going to be a headache trying to stop the Giants run game this year.
JAGs are important.  
mittenedman : 3/18/2019 2:55 pm : link
The key is everybody fits the scheme.
RE: Another good  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 3/18/2019 3:01 pm : link
In comment 14345549 mittenedman said:
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run blocking WR who gives an acceptable floor at a starting position a la Olson Pierre and Markus Golden.

Scheme fit. If nothing else it's going to be a headache trying to stop the Giants run game this year.


Agreed, but can anyone on the outside get open?
The Giants need a fast guy to run go routes  
Go Terps : 3/18/2019 3:04 pm : link
The lion's share of catches figure to be split amongst Tate, Engram, and Barkley.

They need a fast guy that can make a safety stay back. Remember Tavon Austin catching a long TD against us last year in the opener? Austin doesn't do much, but that one long TD mattered in that people had to pay attention if he was on the field.

Maybe Coleman is that guy. I still think I'd call Cincy and ask what they want for John Ross. They'd probably give him up for peanuts.

Another alternative might be to use Shepard in that role, though if you read between the lines on jtgiants's posts it appears he's going out of town after being infected by Beckham's disease.
Giants Offense  
ChicagoMarty : 3/18/2019 3:23 pm : link
in a somewhat similar predicament as the Cows were pre Amari Cooper.

A great RB but no keep the safety deep wr

So I would expect that DG takes a close look at Parris Campbell, Marquise Brown and maybe Emanuel Hall as zone busting speedster wideouts in the draft
...  
christian : 3/18/2019 3:25 pm : link
In a 3 WR set -- the outside receivers absolutely should be primary options.

The reason the tight end and the running back are ostensibly higher in the progression is because WR # 3 on aren't getting open.

I'd much rather half of the catches Barkley had go to a WR and not average 7 yards a catch.
Could we at least spout some factual knowledge  
Bob in Newburgh : 3/18/2019 4:32 pm : link
Both Latimer and Coleman have the speed to keep the Ss honest.

More relevant is whether we have a C and RT who can hold up for more than 2 seconds.
If the Giants are spending up at OL  
AcesUp : 3/18/2019 4:42 pm : link
Then they're spending down elsewhere, just how it goes. You can't have everything. Ideally, you're hoping you can draft an upgrade at the position.
RE: RE: RE: Yup...  
phil in arizona : 3/18/2019 4:50 pm : link
In comment 14344703 Eric from BBI said:
Ahh... it was actually Jerrel Jernigan who I was thinking about when I said Moss. He's the guy who had that monster game against the Skins in 2013... the guy Mara said the coaches hadn't used correctly... then nothing. He was gone soon after. [/quote]

I have a feeling that this was the turning point of when Mara started gravitating towards the Reese/Ross vision instead of Coughlin's.
RE: ...  
Go Terps : 3/18/2019 5:26 pm : link
In comment 14345653 christian said:
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In a 3 WR set -- the outside receivers absolutely should be primary options.

The reason the tight end and the running back are ostensibly higher in the progression is because WR # 3 on aren't getting open.

I'd much rather half of the catches Barkley had go to a WR and not average 7 yards a catch.


I'm hoping they stay out of a lot of 11 personnel this year. I'd draft a true TE (Hockenson) to pair with Ellison, and use Engram as a wildcard in a bunch of 12 personnel sets. That's my hope.
A lot of stupid on this thread  
Tuckrule : 3/18/2019 5:32 pm : link
Heís a good guy to have. Great special teams guy still young and banged up a bit but when he got on the field he looked capable. As a backup you can dobmych worse. People love to complain
Hockenson would be an interesting pick  
ArlingtonMike : 3/18/2019 5:50 pm : link
But isnít worth the 6 and wonít make it to 17.

Imagine Hockenson on one side, Simonson on the other. steamroll teams with play action to Tate and Engram.
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