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Everson Griffen a Giant?

Tark10 : 5/22/2020 10:12 am
I don't see a thread here regarding this topic. I saw this roll across the TV screen yesterday. Is it just an interview?
Huh? What interview?  
Saquads26 : 5/22/2020 10:13 am : link
He’s still a free agent.
There was an article  
pjcas18 : 5/22/2020 10:19 am : link
yesterday referencing Shaun O'Hara "making the case for the Giants to add Everson Griffen and Markus Golden"

I didn't read past the headline.

Not sure if that's all it is.

link - ( New Window )
Saw it roll across the TV screen ...  
Tark10 : 5/22/2020 10:21 am : link
I was glancing at the TV yesterday watching NFL Live. The info rolling across the screen stated the Giants signed former Viking Everson Griffen.
I hope so just so we can have something to talk about  
Eric on Li : 5/22/2020 10:22 am : link
doesn't seem like a great fit though (golden or logan ryan seem more likely since they have connections to the staff). Or even Justin Britt.
Makes zero sense to add  
Tuckrule : 5/22/2020 10:23 am : link
Everson griffen. Legit zero sense
RE: There was an article  
Anakim : 5/22/2020 10:46 am : link
In comment 14908719 pjcas18 said:
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yesterday referencing Shaun O'Hara "making the case for the Giants to add Everson Griffen and Markus Golden"

I didn't read past the headline.

Not sure if that's all it is. link - ( New Window )


Or as it was read: the Giants to add Everson Griffen and Markus Golden


Haha
RE: Makes zero sense to add  
Anakim : 5/22/2020 10:48 am : link
In comment 14908724 Tuckrule said:
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Everson griffen. Legit zero sense


It makes zero sense to sign a guy who had 8 sacks when the pass rush is anemic, at best?
RE: Makes zero sense to add  
Jon in NYC : 5/22/2020 10:53 am : link
In comment 14908724 Tuckrule said:
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Everson griffen. Legit zero sense


lolwut
I imagine  
Jon in NYC : 5/22/2020 11:00 am : link
this is what you saw:

we should be looking for some stop gap players like Griffen  
djm : 5/22/2020 11:29 am : link
but what do I know...

Worry about 2024 when it gets here. We need to start winning again. There's NOTHING wrong with 2 year guys like Griffen or even Clowney. You win with them, and draft well with them in the fold and replace them as needed. WTF is wrong with that. It sure as fuck beats the alternative of losing without them.
RE: RE: Makes zero sense to add  
djm : 5/22/2020 11:35 am : link
In comment 14908742 Anakim said:
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Everson griffen. Legit zero sense



It makes zero sense to sign a guy who had 8 sacks when the pass rush is anemic, at best?


Don't get me started on this weird line of thinking. It makes ZERO sense? If the 1981 Giants felt that way, Rob Carpenter isn't a NY Giant. Because why should we trade for a running back in his prime already? The Giants suck right? They were coming off a 4 win season in 1980.

What about 2005? Some of you have really warped memories. The 05 Giants weren't supposed to be THAt good. They weren't ready to win 11 games, until they did in fact win 11 games. And how did they win 11 games and build something? They signed VETERANS. Guys that knew how ti win.

I don't wanna hear any crap that5 this team is 3 years away. Save it. Sell bullshit crazy somewhere else. NO TEAM in the NFL is 3 years away from anything. 3 years is a friggin eternity. Teams go from bad to good to bad again in 3 years. This very franchise went from bad to good to average to title winning to elite to average again in 5 years span from 04-09.

Time win to win fucking games again. That doesn't mean throw caution and pragmatic thinking to the wind but if a guy is available that can help this team tomorrow, go out and fucking get him, especially if its an older guy that won't command a lifetime cap killing contract like Griffen. He's perfect for this team because he can actually make a play in the 4th quarter.

i know this hard to fathom  
djm : 5/22/2020 11:38 am : link
but bad teams do turn into good teams seemingly overnight. Young unproven players turn into veteran winning players.

This D improved thanks to FA but we still don't have an angry maniac in the front 7.
RE: i know this hard to fathom  
Gman11 : 5/22/2020 12:01 pm : link
In comment 14908803 djm said:
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This D improved thanks to FA but we still don't have an angry maniac in the front 7.


They have enough angry maniacs in the stands and on the internet.
Everson Griffin has had some mental issues however....  
GiantBlue : 5/22/2020 12:02 pm : link
he is a high engine guy who teamed up with Danielle Hunter last year to be an effective pass rushing group.

This is exactly the type of player I would want for a few years to go after the QB.
Why  
PaulN : 5/22/2020 12:03 pm : link
Would this guy not be a good addition? He would be the crash DE and would replace Golden, he had 8 sacks last year, an interception, made pro bowl, had 24 QB hits, 11 TFL. He would be good to add on a 1 year deal. I am pretty confident that Carter and Ximines will be much better this season and Fackrell played good for Graham, also Blake Martinez had 5.5 sacks in Graham's defense also, Giants made shrewd moves this off season.
I like Golden  
SLIM_ : 5/22/2020 12:12 pm : link
but I think Griffen is probably a better player. A little more physical. Yes a little older but he improves the defense this year.

RE: Makes zero sense to add  
Mike from Ohio : 5/22/2020 12:26 pm : link
In comment 14908724 Tuckrule said:
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Everson griffen. Legit zero sense


Because he is a productive player at a position of need?

Great post.
Griffen made a mistake voiding the last 3 years of his deal  
larryflower37 : 5/22/2020 12:28 pm : link
he is looking for 13 + million.
he might take a 1 year prove it deal if everything dries up.
I think a team close to a SB run will give him 10+ million for a one year deal.
Giants are probably priced out of Griffen but if he was available for 6-8 million, Giants could be players if they work a deal with Williams off the tag.
IMO he would be a great pick up on a short prove it deal.
Is Griffen any more than a 4-3 DE? Seems like he isn’t versatile  
Ivan15 : 5/22/2020 1:23 pm : link
Enough to drop into pass coverage. Is he limited to a 3-rd down pass rush role in what we think this defense will be doing?
RE: RE: i know this hard to fathom  
djm : 5/22/2020 1:23 pm : link
In comment 14908824 Gman11 said:
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This D improved thanks to FA but we still don't have an angry maniac in the front 7.



They have enough angry maniacs in the stands and on the internet.


touche
I know I'm in the minority, but I disagree with most of you.  
Klaatu : 5/22/2020 2:16 pm : link
The Giants aren't going anywhere this year. They're far from being one dominant ER away from contention. I'd rather see them save the roster spot and give the playing time to one or two of their younger guys to see what they can accomplish in the new scheme, and under the tutelage of the new coaching staff.
RE: we should be looking for some stop gap players like Griffen  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/22/2020 2:40 pm : link
In comment 14908794 djm said:
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but what do I know...

Worry about 2024 when it gets here. We need to start winning again. There's NOTHING wrong with 2 year guys like Griffen or even Clowney. You win with them, and draft well with them in the fold and replace them as needed. WTF is wrong with that. It sure as fuck beats the alternative of losing without them.

You're not wrong about needing some stopgaps, but your whole schtick of "we need players now, fuck the cap, forget the future, we'll deal with that when it comes" is fucking lunacy. You say the same shit on Knicks threads and you're just as wrong there.

Build correctly. Have a plan. Make solid moves. Do not capitulate to kneejerk reactions when things don't materialize in an ideal fashion.
RE: I know I'm in the minority, but I disagree with most of you.  
ZGiants98 : 5/22/2020 4:52 pm : link
In comment 14908993 Klaatu said:
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The Giants aren't going anywhere this year. They're far from being one dominant ER away from contention. I'd rather see them save the roster spot and give the playing time to one or two of their younger guys to see what they can accomplish in the new scheme, and under the tutelage of the new coaching staff.


You literally have zero way of knowing this. You would basically have to guarantee there’s no way Jones and Barkley could turn into legit stars this year which is ludicrous.
RE: RE: I know I'm in the minority, but I disagree with most of you.  
BigBlueShock : 5/22/2020 7:45 pm : link
In comment 14909162 ZGiants98 said:
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The Giants aren't going anywhere this year. They're far from being one dominant ER away from contention. I'd rather see them save the roster spot and give the playing time to one or two of their younger guys to see what they can accomplish in the new scheme, and under the tutelage of the new coaching staff.



You literally have zero way of knowing this. You would basically have to guarantee there’s no way Jones and Barkley could turn into legit stars this year which is ludicrous.

Klaatu is generally a very good poster and I enjoy his posts, but he’s always been all in on if you’re a young team there is zero room for anyone over 25 on the roster. There are many people on this site that have the same mind set.
RE: RE: we should be looking for some stop gap players like Griffen  
djm : 5/22/2020 8:07 pm : link
In comment 14909032 Gatorade Dunk said:
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but what do I know...

Worry about 2024 when it gets here. We need to start winning again. There's NOTHING wrong with 2 year guys like Griffen or even Clowney. You win with them, and draft well with them in the fold and replace them as needed. WTF is wrong with that. It sure as fuck beats the alternative of losing without them.


You're not wrong about needing some stopgaps, but your whole schtick of "we need players now, fuck the cap, forget the future, we'll deal with that when it comes" is fucking lunacy. You say the same shit on Knicks threads and you're just as wrong there.

Build correctly. Have a plan. Make solid moves. Do not capitulate to kneejerk reactions when things don't materialize in an ideal fashion.


If you combine my posts I have always said not to throw caution to the wind. Cap hell only sucks if the team sucks. And even when we sucked these last few years the giants got out of those so called big bad contracts rather quickly and they netted draft picks at the same time.

Yes we need to be calculated and careful but you can be too careful. The knicks ignored some good players last summer and went for the HOF legends and got shut out. I wish the Knicks had a guy like Kemba walker right about now. He wasn’t good enough to even get a phone call from the knicks, supposedly.
RE: RE: RE: I know I'm in the minority, but I disagree with most of you.  
ZGiants98 : 5/22/2020 11:22 pm : link
In comment 14909246 BigBlueShock said:
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The Giants aren't going anywhere this year. They're far from being one dominant ER away from contention. I'd rather see them save the roster spot and give the playing time to one or two of their younger guys to see what they can accomplish in the new scheme, and under the tutelage of the new coaching staff.



You literally have zero way of knowing this. You would basically have to guarantee there’s no way Jones and Barkley could turn into legit stars this year which is ludicrous.


Klaatu is generally a very good poster and I enjoy his posts, but he’s always been all in on if you’re a young team there is zero room for anyone over 25 on the roster. There are many people on this site that have the same mind set.


Yeah.. In some seasons, that's the correct mindset. If you have an over the hill team going nowhere... sure. But that's not the position we are in. The correct response is that the range of outcomes for 2020 is a mile wide. A good QB alone can carry a team in todays NFL. Jones clearly has talent. So does our new young RB, TE, OL, WR, DL, and secondary. We could absolutely take a massive jump next year. We could also not. The people that want to add a pass rusher are simply hedging their bets in case we do end up on the "young players progressing" end. It's not difficult to understand.
RE: RE: I know I'm in the minority, but I disagree with most of you.  
Klaatu : 5/23/2020 8:17 am : link
In comment 14909162 ZGiants98 said:
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The Giants aren't going anywhere this year. They're far from being one dominant ER away from contention. I'd rather see them save the roster spot and give the playing time to one or two of their younger guys to see what they can accomplish in the new scheme, and under the tutelage of the new coaching staff.



You literally have zero way of knowing this. You would basically have to guarantee there’s no way Jones and Barkley could turn into legit stars this year which is ludicrous.


I literally have zero way of knowing a lot of things, however, I can look at all of the available evidence and make an educated guess. When I see a young team with a brand new staff (including a first-time Head Coach), implementing new schemes on both sides of the ball, with an offensive line in flux, with skill players - key components all - who have serious injury concerns, plus a brutal schedule and an abbreviated offseason, my guess is that the Giants will be lucky to go 8-8. That has less to do with Jones and Barkley (whom I feel pretty good about) and more to do with the obstacles that the entire team has to overcome.

Having said that, I'll echo something I've said before, that their win-loss record in 2020 means very little to me. My hope is that with Joe Judge at the helm, the Giants have begun to build a foundation that will transform them from league whipping-boys into a perennial playoff team, a team with realistic aspirations for a championship every year. That transformation should begin with a thorough evaluation of the talent on-hand, not just in camp, but throughout the season, with an eye towards identifying trouble areas that will need to be addressed in the 2021 offseason. I don't want to see any currently perceived deficiencies simply "patched" in the hope that it might help them eke out another "feel good" win or two. I believe that the in-house talent should be given the chance to show its collective mettle, and allow the staff to decide who deserves to be around for the long-haul, and who doesn't.

In essence, I'd rather see them suffer short-term pain while planning for long-term gain.
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Klaatu : 5/23/2020 8:39 am : link
In comment 14909246 BigBlueShock said:
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Klaatu is generally a very good poster and I enjoy his posts, but he’s always been all in on if you’re a young team there is zero room for anyone over 25 on the roster. There are many people on this site that have the same mind set.


That's simply not true. There's a time when an injection of veteran blood can turn a good team into a great one. This is not that time, because the Giants are not a good team...yet. If the Giants' strategy is to build primarily through the draft, then they must give their younger players time to develop, if they can, particularly now that they've brought in a brand new coaching staff. If those players fail, then they certainly need to be replaced, but you won't know that if they're not given the chance.
Expect the Giants to build a Patriots-type roster.  
mittenedman : 5/23/2020 8:43 am : link
Griffen's an expensive headcase. That is not the type of acquisition the Pats make. They'd give the ER job to a lunch bucket guy you've never heard of and he'd play solid team football and run through a brick wall for the coaching staff.
RE: RE: RE: I know I'm in the minority, but I disagree with most of you.  
ZGiants98 : 5/23/2020 11:48 am : link
In comment 14909388 Klaatu said:
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The Giants aren't going anywhere this year. They're far from being one dominant ER away from contention. I'd rather see them save the roster spot and give the playing time to one or two of their younger guys to see what they can accomplish in the new scheme, and under the tutelage of the new coaching staff.



You literally have zero way of knowing this. You would basically have to guarantee there’s no way Jones and Barkley could turn into legit stars this year which is ludicrous.



I literally have zero way of knowing a lot of things, however, I can look at all of the available evidence and make an educated guess. When I see a young team with a brand new staff (including a first-time Head Coach), implementing new schemes on both sides of the ball, with an offensive line in flux, with skill players - key components all - who have serious injury concerns, plus a brutal schedule and an abbreviated offseason, my guess is that the Giants will be lucky to go 8-8. That has less to do with Jones and Barkley (whom I feel pretty good about) and more to do with the obstacles that the entire team has to overcome.

Having said that, I'll echo something I've said before, that their win-loss record in 2020 means very little to me. My hope is that with Joe Judge at the helm, the Giants have begun to build a foundation that will transform them from league whipping-boys into a perennial playoff team, a team with realistic aspirations for a championship every year. That transformation should begin with a thorough evaluation of the talent on-hand, not just in camp, but throughout the season, with an eye towards identifying trouble areas that will need to be addressed in the 2021 offseason. I don't want to see any currently perceived deficiencies simply "patched" in the hope that it might help them eke out another "feel good" win or two. I believe that the in-house talent should be given the chance to show its collective mettle, and allow the staff to decide who deserves to be around for the long-haul, and who doesn't.

In essence, I'd rather see them suffer short-term pain while planning for long-term gain.


This would seem far more reasonable if you were referring to MLB, NBA, or the NHL. Doesn’t sound like you have a very good grasp on the NFL at all. Players shelf lives are very short to begin with, injuries can destroy the most talented teams every year, and an 8-8/9-7 team can get hot and the end of a season and go all the way with a couple of lucky bounces (See Giants 2011). Sorry, with respect, I don’t agree at all.

And as for the Giants, again, there’s a very wide range of outcome right now for 2020 but there’s also not a lot of holes on this roster. Plugging up the center spot and adding a legit pass rushing specialist could go a long way if we find ourselves in the mix at the end of the year.
ZGiants98  
Klaatu : 5/23/2020 3:40 pm : link
After going 12-4 in 2008, the 2009 Giants underwent several coaching changes (including losing DC Steve Spagnuolo), as well as some personnel changes (including Amani Toomer signing with the KC, and Sam Madison retiring). However, they still sent four players to the Pro Bowl, and they upgraded their core with the additions of free agents Chris Canty and Michael Boley. They may have underachieved, but they were still a good team, with a veteran QB and a nice mix of veterans and promising youngsters.

In 2010, they hit on two studs in the draft with JPP and Linval Joseph, and they signed free agent Antrel Rolle. They also made some staff changes, most notably bringing in Perry Fewell as DC. That team sent five players to the Pro Bowl and three of them made 2nd team All-Pro (as did Osi Umenyiora). Although they didn't make the playoffs, they did finish 10-6.

In 2011, they started out 6-2 before losing their next four games, but closed out the season going 3-1, and that year 9-7 was enough to win their division and launch them into their second dramatic championship run of the Eli era. Eli and JPP were selected to the Pro Bowl, JPP and Victor Cruz made All-Pro.

The point of this trip down memory lane is to dismiss the notion that the 2020 Giants are in any way, shape, or form comparable to the 2011 Giants. The 2011 Giants were a very talented team, with Pro Bowl-caliber players on both sides of the ball, and a QB in his prime. Their record for the three previous years was 30-18. Do I have to remind you what the Giants record is over the past three years? The 2011 team had a solid core in place, and they'd augmented that core with several good draft picks and some key free agent signings. They had a foundation upon which they could build. The 2020 Giants have no such foundation. I want to see them build one.

Finally, I believe that I do have a grasp on the NFL. I believe what you have a grasp on are straws.
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