Trading Shockey was a good move, he had a HUGE ego and a ball hog mentality, I use to like him but he was a jackass and needed to go. They won the superbowl because he wasn't there to mess it up with his greediness. The team didn't even want him on the sideline, that's why you saw him in the stands and away from the team.
Micheal Strahan got his ring finally, I am very happy for him, one of the greatest NFL players ever and has one of the best personalities that you can commend. If he retires it's kool with me, he's beat up and finally accomplished what he wanted to do.
I like Tiki Barber a lot when he played, but it's sad that he didn't get to win a superbowl, maybe if he just woulda stayed 1 more year, but o well too bad for him, I still have his jersey heh.
PS. The term "Gints" that people use sounds real ghey, never liked it!
Look at last season we beat the top teams in the playoffs without Shockey we really dont need him. Boss has proven to be a good TE and will only get better. Trading him for two picks is the smartest thing we could do...have you noticed that our GM has been awesome at drafting players. Look at all the draft picks we used last year i think everyone produced. Shockey was a clubhouse problem and he is injury prone so there is more negative to him then many people think. Yes he is a good TE but chemistry is what its all about and now that he is gone Eli can even out his passing not just to Shockey all the time who would bytch if Eli didnt throw enough passes to him. We have good young players that will only get better, Shockey had to go.
That said, I agree he was a distraction, and probably needed to go. But I am not so sure that we'll be better off.
And Strahan and Tiki had their egotistical moments too, but no one seems to hash on them the way they do Shockey. He is going to have a monster rest of his career with Drew Brees and Sean Payton.
NY Giants were always known for their defense! I was extremely happy with that superbowl they won. They knocked off one of the best offensive teams in NFL history in an incredible physical display! Best game I've ever seen it was perfect 18 and 1.
Jeramey Shockey would have screwed our chances, he always would want a play to involve him getting the ball. The coach would have to think "what does shockey want to do? how can we involve Shockey for the next play?" it's not about Shockey! it's about winning and if he happens to fall in a play then he falls in a play.
Our offense isn't amazing but yes they did just enough, BUT our offensive line however was AMAZING! and our running game is pretty good, Brandon Jacobs is the f*cking man 6'5 running back steam rolling people! Plus we have a NEW Tiki Barber in the young Ahmed Bradshaw with his speed and cut through game! Ward seems alright as a back-up he had his moments-
Last edited by Akamu; Jul 22, 2008 at 14:04.
I'm a big giants fan, and I say great move
It was a move that would have to happen, sooner or later, he didn't give a **** for the team and he was a bad character in the locker room.
Good luck though
There were rumors that they were trying to swing a deal for jason Taylor involving Shockey. I would have loved that move personally. That would have immediately filled Strahan's void. Now he goes to one of our foes in the skins!!
Could not agree more that Shockey needed to go. Face it, Kevin Boss has virtually the same amount of talent without all the bull**** and attitude. The team did better without him and without Tiki Barber. Football is very simple when it comes to passing...HIT THE OPEN MAN. Shockey wanted to try and catch the ball even when surrounded by 3 players, and didn't like to block. Seriously, you're a TE...your basically a more fit OT with hands and decent speed.
Shockey is beast, but i think it was getting to the point where it was irreconcilable between him and mgmt..
The Giants get hurt with this move. Boss' is taller with less weight than Shockey, so no way can he get the same leverage in Blocking
Seeing how Eli's accuracy is still suspect he is probably a better offensive threat tho passing wise. Hopefully Boss also doesn't drop passes thrown right at him.