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in your opinion - What was the worst Management Giants move?

DavidinBMNY : 8/15/2019 8:58 am
There are many good ones to choose from.

My opinion, is promoting Jerry Reese to general manager. He made a lot of decisions that set the franchise back, including hiring Marc Ross. Reese's built the team based on athletic playmakers, ignored the OL, failed on every late round pick (outside Bradshaw), gambled on a lot of players with previous injuries who only lasted 1 contract. I still remember when they drafted David Wilson I said "Luxury pick. We're not that good."

What do you think was the worst management decision?
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RE: Two SB's with Manning notwithstanding,  
McNally's_Nuts : 8/16/2019 11:53 am : link
In comment 14532072 GeofromNJ said:
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IMO, the biggest mistake in recent years was trading for Eli instead of drafting Roethlisberger. We would have won three or four SB's with Ben. And we certainly would not have had losing seasons with Ben.


You think Ben and his antics would have survived the NY media and spotlight?
RE: Two SB's with Manning notwithstanding,  
bw in dc : 8/16/2019 12:06 pm : link
In comment 14532072 GeofromNJ said:
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IMO, the biggest mistake in recent years was trading for Eli instead of drafting Roethlisberger. We would have won three or four SB's with Ben. And we certainly would not have had losing seasons with Ben.


Even I, the biggest Eli critic, find that hard to reconcile considering they both were part of two SB Ws.

But it is an interesting take in terms of projecting consistency. Roethlisberger is the better playmaker and overall QB. And so I dont think its a stretch to suggest wed be a more consistent team and knocking on the door more. Beyond that? Not sure you can say definitively more SBs...
RE: Two SB's with Manning notwithstanding,  
RobCarpenter : 8/16/2019 12:15 pm : link
In comment 14532072 GeofromNJ said:
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IMO, the biggest mistake in recent years was trading for Eli instead of drafting Roethlisberger. We would have won three or four SB's with Ben. And we certainly would not have had losing seasons with Ben.


We'd have had the same piss poor OL blocking for him.

Would anyone say the Giants have had a better surrounding cast  
arniefez : 8/16/2019 12:20 pm : link
than the Steelers during Eli and Ben's careers? I think if the Steelers had Eli instead of Ben they would have won 5 Super Bowls.
Why stop at five?  
bw in dc : 8/16/2019 12:26 pm : link
Why not 6, 7 or 8?
RE: RE: Two SB's with Manning notwithstanding,  
GeofromNJ : 8/16/2019 1:38 pm : link
In comment 14532120 RobCarpenter said:
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In comment 14532072 GeofromNJ said:


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IMO, the biggest mistake in recent years was trading for Eli instead of drafting Roethlisberger. We would have won three or four SB's with Ben. And we certainly would not have had losing seasons with Ben.



We'd have had the same piss poor OL blocking for him.

Ben can overcome piss poor OL blocking with his strength and mobility. Eli can't.
RE: ...  
jcn56 : 8/16/2019 2:04 pm : link
In comment 14531925 christian said:
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Lol a GM who was previously in charge of building personnel and then oversaw an unprecedented 8 year run that included 2 championships and no losing seasons was the worst move ever?

Every new GM inherits players and chooses to build around them or change them.

With some of these posts you'd think there wasn't a GM from 2007 on, just Accorsi's empty rocking chair and a pile of of 1950s Colts photos.

A team who let Landry, Lombardi, and Belichick go. A team who had a historically bad 2 decades. A team that hired Ben MacAdoo and Ray Handley as head coaches. A team who currently employs the lesser grandkid who skips the draft for a horse race.

And the GM with 2 rings was the worst mistake ever?


It really makes you wonder.. then it's followed by the claim that they ended up leaving championships on the table.

Winning championships is hard. Winning 1 is tough - 2 in a ten year span? Having gone against the era's premiere dynasty in both contests? Unbelievable. The belief that a few tweaks to personnel would have resulted in more titles isn't just unreasonable, it's insane.

For all of his greatness, Peyton only had 2 as well. Would he have done better with another team's supporting cast? Maybe. If he didn't have to deal with Brady and Belichick in the same conference? Probably. Enough to guarantee he'd have 4 titles to his name? Absolutely not.
Not keeping Coughlin one more year  
TMS : 8/16/2019 3:40 pm : link
and giving him all that FA money to work with in rebuilding the team. Instead they stayed with Reese and Ross a total blunder. TC might have turned the team around with all that cash to spend and not those two wasting it again.
RE: Not keeping Coughlin one more year  
christian : 8/16/2019 3:49 pm : link
In comment 14532308 TMS said:
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and giving him all that FA money to work with in rebuilding the team. Instead they stayed with Reese and Ross a total blunder. TC might have turned the team around with all that cash to spend and not those two wasting it again.


How involved in personnel decisions do you believe Coughlin was during his tenure?

The year after Coughlin left and as a result of all that free agency money, the Giants mounted an 11 win season and fielded the 2nd ranked defense in the NFL. What do you think Coughlin would or should have done with that money?
RE: It's easy to say Belichick...  
DavidinBMNY : 8/16/2019 4:13 pm : link
In comment 14531064 bw in dc said:
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in hindsight. But let's be honest, no one saw what he did in New England coming. Nobody.
The funny thing with Bellichek, is the Browns actually fired him from being a head coach. No one remembers this?
RE: Like others have mentioned,  
DavidinBMNY : 8/16/2019 4:15 pm : link
In comment 14531776 Rick5 said:
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no way it was Reese. Reese played a part in two SB wins. You must be a younger fan. If you had lived through watching them during any part of the 1970s, no way Reese's name even comes up in the discussion.
Young is relative. I started in the 80's. So I'm old but not as old as you!
Guys this is an opinion question  
DavidinBMNY : 8/16/2019 4:18 pm : link
Thanks for everyone who shared one. For me there are lots to choose from. Love the passion #GoGiants!
It's easy to say Belichick...  
Torrag : 8/16/2019 5:19 pm : link
It's easy because it's obviously the correct answer.
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