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NYGiantsRush: Jake Ballard Interview

gmen9892 : 6/9/2021 4:01 pm
Good dude and an even better interview. His passion/anger for how his release went down REALLY came through during the discussion.

Needless to say, I don't think he will be having Jerry Reese over for any BBQ's anytime soon.


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Haven’t read the interview, but JB’s knee was effectively  
Big Blue '56 : 6/9/2021 4:07 pm : link
shattered. Can’t blame Reese for his release, imv..He tried to come back with the Pats, but it was to no avail.
for a guy his size  
mattlawson : 6/9/2021 5:00 pm : link
he had some great moves to get open, and incredibly soft hands. He made some big time catches that season. HUGE
Like a bunch of other  
darren in pdx : 6/9/2021 5:43 pm : link
recent receivers for the Giants, they lost both Boss and Ballard way too soon. They were huge assets to Eli and came up huge when it mattered most.
we "almost" had so many good TE's...  
D HOS : 6/9/2021 6:07 pm : link
I really had hopes for Boss especially.
RE: Like a bunch of other  
Big Blue '56 : 6/9/2021 6:36 pm : link
In comment 15283376 darren in pdx said:
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recent receivers for the Giants, they lost both Boss and Ballard way too soon. They were huge assets to Eli and came up huge when it mattered most.


And why I think (a healthy) Rudolph can/will be huge for DJ and this O
RE: Like a bunch of other  
eric2425ny : 6/9/2021 6:39 pm : link
In comment 15283376 darren in pdx said:
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recent receivers for the Giants, they lost both Boss and Ballard way too soon. They were huge assets to Eli and came up huge when it mattered most.


It is crazy honestly. I mean I know injuries happen in the NFL, but Boss, Ballard, Nicks, Cruz, Steve Smith, and let’s be honest, OBJ. It’s a curse that I’m hoping is gone.
They have had a great lineup of guests  
designmudd : 6/9/2021 7:05 pm : link
Chase Blackburn on Tuesday. To this point the interviews have been on youtube only, but if you're more into podcast, they just got onto spotify and google podcasts.. i know i like that so i can work and listen, rather than watch..
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SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/9/2021 7:07 pm : link
Whenever I think of Ballard, I think of that catch he made in '11 vs. the Pats up in Foxboro. Helluva catch.
After 2011  
Ike#88 : 6/9/2021 7:33 pm : link
the fact the front office never was able to give Eli a TE who could operate at a high level really helped lead us to where we are today. Ballard and Boss were huge contributors to our success.
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SomeFan : 6/9/2021 11:11 pm : link
In comment 15283409 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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Whenever I think of Ballard, I think of that catch he made in '11 vs. the Pats up in Foxboro. Helluva catch.

Yes, this. As good as Bradshaw’s TD run in the freezing rain in Buffalo.
Him being upset at his release makes no sense  
Ten Ton Hammer : 6/10/2021 7:27 am : link
He played in 3 more games in his career after that injury. Reese didn't end his career. The injury did.
That knee..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 6/10/2021 8:32 am : link
injury was devastating.

I'm sure there are some laughs to be had in the archives at the people who went apeshit about Little Bill "stealing" Ballard from us.
RE: ...  
Greg from LI : 6/10/2021 9:34 am : link
In comment 15283409 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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Whenever I think of Ballard, I think of that catch he made in '11 vs. the Pats up in Foxboro. Helluva catch.


I always think of him trying to run on the sideline during the Super Bowl and crumpling to the ground in pain. It was such a heartbreaking moment.
I've  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/10/2021 9:35 am : link
said it many times in the past on this site, but Jake Ballard was one of the most underrated performers on that Super Bowl team. He made a number of huge catches that season. He was a darkhorse who came out of nowhere. No one expected that kind of productivity from him.
Recall the regular season matchup against the Patriots  
NYGgolfer : 6/10/2021 9:45 am : link
that year. Ballard had a big game and made a highlight catch worthy of being near the top in a year full of big plays by the receivers.
no one ever showed more passion than Jake Ballard  
GMAN4LIFE : 6/10/2021 9:45 am : link
trying to get back into the Super Bowl game. WHen they showed him doing the "cut" and him falling down was heart breaking.

the guy was automatic on getting the ball. Hands were great.
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