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Keyser : 10/8/2019 4:59 pm
Thought I posted this but I don't see the post. What is going on with the running backs? Are we really going to play with just Hilliman and Penny?
no one can learn the offense in 2 days  
CGiants07 : 10/8/2019 5:05 pm : link
so doesnt matter
rb  
Hilary : 10/8/2019 5:13 pm : link
Giants have a running back on practice squad.
Cannot understand their thinking  
Steve in ATL : 10/8/2019 5:17 pm : link
behind keeping only 2 RB on the roster to start the season. Yes, the 3rd RB may be primarily a special teams player but at least competent as a RB. This is embarrassing.
It wouldíve been nice if....  
monstercoo : 10/8/2019 6:37 pm : link
It wouldíve been nice if we didnít cut Perkins. He may not have been the best, but he was better than Hilliman. I wonder what heís doing these days...
Is fucked  
Bluesbreaker : 10/8/2019 6:45 pm : link
Should have added a vet after Barkley went down ..
really questioning Shurmur right now .
Elihaa Penny  
KeoweeFan : 10/8/2019 6:46 pm : link
is a RB/Fback who could have been considered an adequate 3rd RB at cutdown time. There were plenty of TEs who could slide over to fill his FB role.
The Giants and plenty of other teams carry 3 QBs. The breaks just fell the wrong way.

With an aging Eli and Dan's tendency to run headfirst for a 1st down it would not be inconceivable that the injury bug could hit the QBs instead of LBs and RBs.

Then one could say, why didn't we keep Tanney instead of a 3rd RB when Penny could easily take over as the 3rd runner.
Cant add a  
XBRONX : 10/8/2019 6:46 pm : link
RB, Tanney is too good in the room.
RE: no one can learn the offense in 2 days  
Bluesbreaker : 10/8/2019 6:47 pm : link
In comment 14619197 CGiants07 said:
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so doesnt matter


Barkley hasn't played in two weeks ..
RB needs to know where the hole is planned and wing it .
I would assume  
Rocky T 71 : 10/8/2019 7:02 pm : link
That if Saquon is ruled out for Thursday night, they will add Austin Walter to the roster off the practice squad?
Empty backfield maybe  
5BowlsSoon : 10/8/2019 7:42 pm : link
Letís just air it out (even in the rain and wind)!

/silliness off
Was Perkins that bad?  
RobCrossRiver56 : 10/8/2019 7:58 pm : link
In hindsight it seems silly we cut him
RE: Was Perkins that bad?  
santacruzom : 10/8/2019 8:17 pm : link
In comment 14619344 RobCrossRiver56 said:
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In hindsight it seems silly we cut him


I thought it was silly before the benefit of hindsight.
RE: RE: Was Perkins that bad?  
Hades07 : 10/8/2019 8:21 pm : link
In comment 14619358 santacruzom said:
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In comment 14619344 RobCrossRiver56 said:


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In hindsight it seems silly we cut him



I thought it was silly before the benefit of hindsight.
Yeah, letting Perkins go for a 5th TE didn't make much sense to me at the time.
give Peppers a few reps  
gtt350 : 10/8/2019 8:41 pm : link
he'll love it
My biggest question is why  
Diver_Down : 10/8/2019 8:52 pm : link
hasn't Orleans Darkwa been brought in? He was idle last year with an Achilles, but from all indications, he is healthy and waiting to be signed.
RE: Cant add a  
bw in dc : 10/8/2019 8:54 pm : link
In comment 14619287 XBRONX said:
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RB, Tanney is too good in the room.


That is sadly true.

RE: give Peppers a few reps  
Diver_Down : 10/8/2019 8:55 pm : link
In comment 14619368 gtt350 said:
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he'll love it


I suggested that last week. It's been some years since he played RB, but he is an athlete first. I'm sure he would be just as productive with a limited number of plays to learn. At the very least, it would provide relief for Penny and add a wildcard for the defense to account for.
Why  
jtfuoco : 10/9/2019 12:31 am : link
Is Hilliman even in the NFL he has no burst, vision, elusivness or power and he is now the starting RB for the NYG
RE: My biggest question is why  
HomerJones45 : 10/9/2019 2:08 am : link
In comment 14619388 Diver_Down said:
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hasn't Orleans Darkwa been brought in? He was idle last year with an Achilles, but from all indications, he is healthy and waiting to be signed.
no one has signed him. What does that tell you?
RE: RE: My biggest question is why  
Diver_Down : 10/9/2019 6:56 am : link
In comment 14619509 HomerJones45 said:
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In comment 14619388 Diver_Down said:


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hasn't Orleans Darkwa been brought in? He was idle last year with an Achilles, but from all indications, he is healthy and waiting to be signed.

no one has signed him. What does that tell you?


That no other team is starting their 3rd string RB with a PS scrub backing them up? I think we are in a unique shitty situation. Darkwa was the leading rusher for the Giants in 2017 when we had a shittier oline. I think he would be able to manage to hit a few holes while SB was on the mend.

Regardless, it is a moot point as the window while SB was out is coming to a close. SB won't play this Thursday, but he will likely suit up against Arizona.
RE: rb  
Gatorade Dunk : 10/9/2019 7:18 am : link
In comment 14619202 Hilary said:
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Giants have a running back on practice squad.

And unless they sign him to the active roster, that's pretty much irrelevant.
Signing Darkwa? Giving Peppers snaps at RB?  
Brown Recluse : 10/9/2019 8:31 am : link
Holy crap.
RE: Signing Darkwa? Giving Peppers snaps at RB?  
Diver_Down : 10/9/2019 8:33 am : link
In comment 14619562 Brown Recluse said:
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Holy crap.


Pretty much where we are at. Ho-Lee-Chit.
RE: Cant add a  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 10/9/2019 11:01 am : link
In comment 14619287 XBRONX said:
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RB, Tanney is too good in the room.

What an incredible clusterfuck, Hilliman and Penny are our only RBs.
RE: Empty backfield maybe  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 10/9/2019 11:04 am : link
In comment 14619332 5BowlsSoon said:
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Letís just air it out (even in the rain and wind)!

/silliness off

All signs are pointing to a complete disaster. Friigin Shemur and Tanny.
I have no problem with Tanney  
Eli Wilson : 10/9/2019 11:25 am : link
The only thing that matters the rest of this year is the development of Jones and the young defensive players.

If the coaching staff and front office feel that Tanney is helping Jones to develop into a better QB, and that not having Tanney would be a detriment to Jones' development, then I'm all for it.



Maybe it's not  
Rocky T 71 : 10/10/2019 12:33 pm : link
so irrelevant after all. Taney waived, Austin Walter added to the roster.
Tanney  
Rocky T 71 : 10/10/2019 12:34 pm : link
Not Taney
RE: Maybe it's not  
Gatorade Dunk : 10/10/2019 2:48 pm : link
In comment 14621110 Rocky T 71 said:
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so irrelevant after all. Taney waived, Austin Walter added to the roster.

I guess the "unless" part wasn't clear?
Which they did  
Rocky T 71 : 10/10/2019 3:53 pm : link
It was pretty relevant to have a RB available on the practice squad who already was familiar with the playbook, who didn't come at the cost of a FA, and who can be a stopgap player for probably one game.

Once they were down to 2 healthy running backs, it was the easiest move to make.
RE: Which they did  
Gatorade Dunk : 10/10/2019 9:39 pm : link
In comment 14621475 Rocky T 71 said:
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It was pretty relevant to have a RB available on the practice squad who already was familiar with the playbook, who didn't come at the cost of a FA, and who can be a stopgap player for probably one game.

Once they were down to 2 healthy running backs, it was the easiest move to make.

Of course it was the easiest move to make, and given the short week, it was pretty obvious that they were going to do exactly that.

Judging by your registration date, I'll just assume you haven't been here long enough to realize that it's never a sure thing to assume that everyone around here knows that practice squad players have to actually be signed to the roster in order to play in a game.
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