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Giants Claim Tuzar Skipper From Waivers

Jon in NYC : 9/9/2019 5:07 pm
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I love the pick up  
SteelGiant : 9/9/2019 6:41 pm : link
Now ballantine will have someone to watch the game with when the rushers on field are no where to be found.
Who  
jeff57 : 9/9/2019 6:42 pm : link
?
Brother I lived through 17 years of this shit  
HomerJones45 : 9/9/2019 6:43 pm : link
I too, once was enthusiastic about wins in meaningless games, late season wonders and scrub pickups from other teams.

There's only one way to build: you run as many players as you can through the system and hope you have astute judges of talent to sift through and find some diamonds. Ray Perkins, God bless him, was an astute judge of talent. This guy, not so much.

Forgive me if I am a little jaded at this point.
RE: Brother I lived through 17 years of this shit  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/9/2019 6:44 pm : link
In comment 14569138 HomerJones45 said:
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I too, once was enthusiastic about wins in meaningless games, late season wonders and scrub pickups from other teams.

There's only one way to build: you run as many players as you can through the system and hope you have astute judges of talent to sift through and find some diamonds. Ray Perkins, God bless him, was an astute judge of talent. This guy, not so much.

Forgive me if I am a little jaded at this point.


I hear ya...we all are... but right now, we don't get to celebrate wins. We get to celebrate acquiring another team's junk off of waivers.
Keyzer Soze?  
jeff57 : 9/9/2019 6:44 pm : link
Good pick up.
At least it wasnít Brandon Marshall  
jeff57 : 9/9/2019 6:46 pm : link
Would have broken the bad LB pick up streak.
RE: RE: Somebodies leftovers...  
Jooch : 9/9/2019 6:51 pm : link
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...won't help us. We need to draft a DE with our first rounder and a LB with our second.


Locking in what positions you NEED to draft in each round doesn't strike me as the best plan.


I agree, however, moves like acquiring Vernon and Snacks, extending Odell, etc turned out not to be the best plans either. You never really know how something is going to turn out until it "turns out." But when you need something, you need it. And in our case it's hard to deny what we are lacking right now.

I'm not a big fan of drafting for "need" if you're reaching but in this case the need is too glaring from what I'm seeing. I have watched our DLine give up 5-7 seconds to QBs on 3rd and mid to long for quite some time now and it's time to address those positions. I swear I can't remember the last time we took a LB higher than round 3 since Carl Banks. Just off the top of my head anyway.

I do agree though that if we are picking 15th next year and we have a chance to get the best WR on everybody's board or the 5th DE on everybody's board then I'd go with WR. But if only a couple of DEs have gone and we have a chance to get a potential game changer I'll definitely take my chances on spending a first rounder (DE) and a second rounder on a really good LB as opposed to trying to fill those spots by snagging players off of other teams' practice squads.
Ran a 4.89 at his pro day  
jeff57 : 9/9/2019 6:51 pm : link
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So does this mean  
Bill in UT : 9/9/2019 6:55 pm : link
we're not picking up a vet?
What number  
XBRONX : 9/9/2019 6:57 pm : link
will he be wearing and when do his jerseys go on sale?
Gettleman Told Shurmur He Just Hired A Skipper  
Trainmaster : 9/9/2019 6:58 pm : link
and Shurmur started packing his bags.

:-)
RE: Steeler fans  
steve in ky : 9/9/2019 7:09 pm : link
In comment 14568989 Southern Man said:
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Haha reading their posts and they sound like a lot of Giants fans.
RE: RE: Steeler fans  
Blue21 : 9/9/2019 7:27 pm : link
In comment 14569203 steve in ky said:
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do seem to like him Steeler Fury - ( New Window )



Haha reading their posts and they sound like a lot of Giants fans.


Thought the same thing when I read them
Steelers have good eye  
bc4life : 9/9/2019 7:36 pm : link
for LBs.
Skipper?  
GeoMan999 : 9/9/2019 7:40 pm : link
I would take MaryAnne and Ginger if it would help our defense!
I'd  
AcidTest : 9/9/2019 7:42 pm : link
be stunned if he's not playing on Sunday, including as an edge rusher.
looks like this guy's  
bc4life : 9/9/2019 7:44 pm : link
injuries held him back in college. but he was good enough for Pittsburgh to take a chance on him. Steelers are LB deep
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re:4.89 forty  
bc4life : 9/9/2019 7:49 pm : link
QBs are never that far away
they obviously don't have a dominant pass rusher  
bc4life : 9/9/2019 7:55 pm : link
maybe the sum of the parts will give them just enough. he's also had the benefit of that Steeler LB coaching staff
I posted about him earlier today  
UCONNGiantFan : 9/9/2019 7:59 pm : link
Thinking it would be see cool to see him in a Giants uniform but not really considering they would actually go and get him. I teach at the high school in CT that Tuzar graduated from. My first year teaching was actually his senior year. Heís one of the nicest kids Iíve ever worked with, he works his ass off, and is an extremely high character individual. Heís also an absolute freak athlete, watching him lift at our schools facility this summer was ridiculous but thatís probably true of most NFL players. He definitely has our school and our small city behind him- great kid, great story and it is truly crazy that Iíll see him in a Giants uniform. I really hope he latches and finds a home here with NYG.
We are due to get lucky on a junk wire claim  
Ben in Tampa : 9/9/2019 8:01 pm : link
Whenís the last time a waiver claim became a productive member of the team? Hixon in 07?
RE: I posted about him earlier today  
Chris684 : 9/9/2019 8:04 pm : link
In comment 14569295 UCONNGiantFan said:
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Thinking it would be see cool to see him in a Giants uniform but not really considering they would actually go and get him. I teach at the high school in CT that Tuzar graduated from. My first year teaching was actually his senior year. Heís one of the nicest kids Iíve ever worked with, he works his ass off, and is an extremely high character individual. Heís also an absolute freak athlete, watching him lift at our schools facility this summer was ridiculous but thatís probably true of most NFL players. He definitely has our school and our small city behind him- great kid, great story and it is truly crazy that Iíll see him in a Giants uniform. I really hope he latches and finds a home here with NYG.


Thanks for the info. This seems like a promising pickup. What do we have to lose?
RE: We are due to get lucky on a junk wire claim  
Jay on the Island : 9/9/2019 8:06 pm : link
In comment 14569297 Ben in Tampa said:
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Whenís the last time a waiver claim became a productive member of the team? Hixon in 07?

Was Halapio a waiver claim?
Moves based on performance.  
mattlawson : 9/9/2019 8:38 pm : link
I like it.
RE: Steeler fans  
Del Shofner : 9/9/2019 8:42 pm : link
In comment 14568989 Southern Man said:
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wow - Steeler fans really liked this guy ...

... and they do sound like BBI posters, holy mackerel.
half of your post  
bc4life : 9/9/2019 9:07 pm : link
is encouraging
He looks the part  
Rjanyg : 9/9/2019 9:08 pm : link
Highlight video was very impressive.
RE: RE: Steeler fans  
John In CO : 9/9/2019 10:08 pm : link
In comment 14569363 Del Shofner said:
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do seem to like him Steeler Fury - ( New Window )



wow - Steeler fans really liked this guy ...

... and they do sound like BBI posters, holy mackerel.


You REALLY want to see some comments that sound like BBI, check out a Miami Dolphins board:). OMG...horrible, awful, not existent secondary, players looking at one another asking "what happened, that was your guy...was it my guy???"...NO pass rush whatsoever, etc.....
RE: looks like this guy's  
5BowlsSoon : 9/9/2019 10:47 pm : link
In comment 14569271 bc4life said:
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injuries held him back in college. but he was good enough for Pittsburgh to take a chance on him. Steelers are LB deep mo film - ( New Window )


Well, it canít hurt to give him a chance. He looks quick enough in these films.
Confused. Sept. 31 was cut down date. Tuzar was on the waiver list  
NYRiese : 9/9/2019 11:03 pm : link
for 7 days with no other team claiming him or was he on the Steelers after cutdown and then waived?
RE: Confused. Sept. 31 was cut down date. Tuzar was on the waiver list  
Del Shofner : 9/9/2019 11:07 pm : link
In comment 14569638 NYRiese said:
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for 7 days with no other team claiming him or was he on the Steelers after cutdown and then waived?


I believe he made the 53 and then the Steelers tried to sneak him to the PS.
Highlights  
Marty866b : 9/9/2019 11:19 pm : link
Against scrubs was very impressive. Steelers scout well at this position. He can't be any worse then what we saw yesterday. It's tough when we all are hoping that this guy is going to be real good.
RE: Confused. Sept. 31 was cut down date. Tuzar was on the waiver list  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/9/2019 11:19 pm : link
In comment 14569638 NYRiese said:
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for 7 days with no other team claiming him or was he on the Steelers after cutdown and then waived?


No. He was just cut.
RE: RE: Confused. Sept. 31 was cut down date. Tuzar was on the waiver list  
John In CO : 9/9/2019 11:26 pm : link
In comment 14569652 Eric from BBI said:
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for 7 days with no other team claiming him or was he on the Steelers after cutdown and then waived?



No. He was just cut.


From what I understand, they had to add someone to the active roster to replace an injured player and had to make a corresponding roster move. He was the corresponding roster move. Plan was to get him to the PS but....oh well....best laid plans and all that...
RE: Confused. Sept. 31 was cut down date. Tuzar was on the waiver list  
schabadoo : 9/9/2019 11:34 pm : link
In comment 14569638 NYRiese said:
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for 7 days with no other team claiming him or was he on the Steelers after cutdown and then waived?


I agree.

You do sound confused.
RE: If  
Hades07 : 9/9/2019 11:35 pm : link
In comment 14568940 Eric from BBI said:
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you read the Steelers fan pages, they were furious when Skipper was released.
if you read the Giants fan pages they were furious when Jonas Seawright was released. Glad the fans like him, but it isn't really much of an indicator
Level of competition...  
jcn56 : 9/9/2019 11:52 pm : link
Look, the universe owes the Giants one for Cameron Wake, so maybe Skipper amounts to something. Just keep in mind that the guys he was going up against are mostly filing into Walmarts for work tomorrow morning.
NFL Scout on Skipper  
CJ in AZ : 9/9/2019 11:54 pm : link
Name: Tuzar Skipper
College: Toledo Number: 99
Height: 6-2 Weight: 248
Position: DE Pos2: OLB/FB/ST
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2019
40 Low: 4.83 40 Time: 4.89 40 High: 4.96

Hand: 09 1/2 Arm: 33
Wingspan: 80 1/8

Height: 6023
Weight: 248
40 Yrd Dash: 4.89
20 Yrd Dash: 2.83
10 Yrd Dash: 1.70 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 30
Vertical Jump: 33
Broad Jump: 10'07"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.42
3-Cone Drill: 7.14


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RE: Highlights  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 9/10/2019 2:38 am : link
In comment 14569651 Marty866b said:
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Against scrubs was very impressive. Steelers scout well at this position. He can't be any worse then what we saw yesterday. It's tough when we all are hoping that this guy is going to be real good.

Not a bad idea to pick up LBs from the Steelers. Would not be shocked if their 8th best LB is better than our 3rd or 4th.

His 30 bench presses is notable.
Lottery ticket  
JonC : 9/10/2019 8:12 am : link
take a chance on a LB the Steelers were trying to sneak onto the practice squad. He apparently stood out during camp, you never know.
Based on those highlights alone  
Heisenberg : 9/10/2019 8:13 am : link
he could be our best linebacker.
this is a good pick up  
Gettledogman : 9/10/2019 8:24 am : link
Our LBs are lacking.. I like Connely and Davis is a backup, I would defer to Pitt for finding LBr talent. Gettledog will build it right just give him time. Olgeltree on his way out if he plays like that again. he was terrible.
I bet he plays week 3  
armstead98 : 9/10/2019 8:56 am : link
This team is so desperate for anything off the edge that they'll give him a shot pretty much right away.
RE: this is a good pick up  
Giantology : 9/10/2019 9:00 am : link
In comment 14569815 Gettledogman said:
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Our LBs are lacking.. I like Connely and Davis is a backup, I would defer to Pitt for finding LBr talent. Gettledog will build it right just give him time. Olgeltree on his way out if he plays like that again. he was terrible.


This might be the weirdest schtick on BBI right now. Please stop calling him Gettledog.
I think  
Jon in NYC : 9/10/2019 10:23 am : link
this guy ends up starting at least one game before the year ends. He has the measurables (30 reps would have been 2nd at the combine for OLBs + solid 10 yard split), he has the production, just needs to stay healthy.
We  
AcidTest : 9/10/2019 10:38 am : link
had a pass rush. But we didn't resign Kennard, and cut Okwara.
Hope  
AcidTest : 9/10/2019 10:39 am : link
for the best, but he's a rookie UDFA from a small school.
Based on those films  
5BowlsSoon : 9/10/2019 1:12 pm : link
He dominated lesser talent. I wonder if he could do that against the likes of Tyron Smith? Probably not, right? Thatís my point....we shouldnít be upset we didnít get any sacks.....Dallas OL is great. Besides, Dallas only had one sack against us. I doubt the Dallas message board is freaking out over just one sack, and our OL is supposed to be far inferior.
Throw him In canít be any worse  
eli4life : 9/10/2019 2:13 pm : link
Than what we have now
RE: RE: Brother I lived through 17 years of this shit  
bw in dc : 9/10/2019 2:23 pm : link
In comment 14569144 Eric from BBI said:
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I hear ya...we all are... but right now, we don't get to celebrate wins. We get to celebrate acquiring another team's junk off of waivers.


Welcome to the abyss. ;)
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