A defensive mainstay and former two-time champion has been shown the door by the Giants.
Tagging Jason Pierre-Paul, which would deprive the impending free agent of seeking out more lucrative pastures, would not sit well with him at all. It might even hinder long-term negotiations.
The Giants need help at the linebacker and safety spots as well, but Reese needs to make sure the defensive line is fully stocked and ready to roll.
“We obviously need to add some pieces,” Mara said. “We need to have another strong draft. We need to pick and choose in free agency some guys who can help us.”
The right price could mean vastly different things for a 26-year-old pass rusher and a 32-year-old safety. It could be the difference between one staying and one going.
Despite all the “ifs” and uncertainty facing the Giants, head coach Tom Coughlin believes 2015 will be a success, even if it does take a long, arduous offseason to accomplish it.
Coach Tom Coughlin and general manager Jerry Reese are getting one more chance to turn around the New York Giants — or else.
Co-owner John Mara confirmed that the two-time Super Bowl champion will return during a news conference on Tuesday, though he did say that he might not extend the 68-year-old’s contract.
Replacing defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and special teams coach Tom Quinn might be a good start, or end for that matter.
Maybe Tom Coughlin’s seat isn’t so hot, after all. According to the New York Post, the Giants are leaning towards bringing back the head coach for the 2015 season.
For a franchise that considers itself a model NFL team, the New York Football Giants seem likely to experience a third straight season without a playoff berth. In the face of a 7-9 season last year, the front office promised major changes, but those changes have fallen far short of expectations.
With the playoffs in doubt again, GM Jerry Reese wants to see more — and Moore — from the Giants when they return from the bye on Monday night.
Reese wants the offense and defense to be more aggressive in the final nine games, and feels the NFC East will tighten up before the season ends. The Giants will be in that race, he said.
Veteran New York Giants’ safety Antrel Rolle finds himself in the final year of a five-year, $37 million contract he signed with the team before 2010. At 31 years old, Rolle remains not only the heart and soul of New York’s defense, he is the conscience of the franchise as well.
My premise then and now is simple. The Giants are stable, a fixed totem pole where no one is jostling for all the credit or the glory. The Jets, by contrast, have fatal holes in their hierarchy.