New York Giants sign QB Jim Sorgi

March 9, 2010

The New York Giants found the backup QB they were looking for after the departure of QB David Carr. Jim Sorgi was signed to a deal today after passing a physical with the team. Sorgi was Peyton Manning’s backup QB in Indy for six years. The 29-year old Sorgi said that he was excited about working with Eli Manning and helping him in any way possible. I’m glad that the team addressed an area of need rather quickly, locked in and pulled the trigger on Jim Sorgi. However, I do not think he is a better QB then David Carr. I would have preferred to have kept Carr but Sorgi might prove to be extremely helpful in the homework department. The fact that he has worked closely with the best Quarterback in the NFL, is a huge plus for Eli Manning, even if he is Peyton’s brother.

I’m not sure how much field time Sorgi will get, probably about as much as he did with Peyton, since both Peyton and Eli have Iron Man streaks going for the most consecutive starts. The Giants continue to make all of the right moves on paper and have kept their word by aggressively hitting the free agent market. I am looking for one more big signing before the NFL Draft next month. Middle Linebacker is the most blaring need as of today and a rookie simply cannot take command of a team the way a veteran can. This might be a position worth trading a player for, if one cannot be found via free agency. There is a never a dull moment during the off season!

RD – NYGReporter.com


Hakeem Nicks vs. Anquan Boldin

March 9, 2010

At the beginning of the 2009 season, the biggest concern for most Giants fans were the wide receivers. Having lost Amani Toomer and Plaxico Burress in the same year seemed to be too much to overcome. One of the big names that kept popping up all over the internet was WR Anquan Boldin. Boldin recently signed a 4-year $28 million dollar deal with the Baltimore Ravens and will finally be out of All-World WR Larry Fitzgerald’s shadow. So why am I bringing this up?

Now that Hakeem “Octo-Hands” Nicks has some experience under his belt and Anquan Boldin is with a new team, I thought it would be interesting to do a comparison on both guys. Hakeem Nicks would not be a Giant if Jerry Reese had brought in Boldin, a move that surely would have included giving up draft picks. In my mind, these two guys are linked and it is fun to see how both will perform in 2010.

Let me say that I think the Giants made the right move by drafting Hakeem Nicks. I don’t think anyone can deny that the brightest spot on the team in 2009, was the WR Corps. All of us were proven wrong. Hakeem “Those are some big hands” Nicks could prove to be a superstar in the NFL. He performed extremely well in his rookie season and will surely have a bigger role in the Giants offense next season. I can only say this now, because I was one of those fans worried about the WR group. Yes, I admit it. Not that I didn’t believe in Nicks but when you see a great player like Anquan Boldin on the table, it’s hard to look away. And all of that brings us here today. Nicks surely on the cusp of becoming a number one WR with the G-Men and Boldin about to become a number one WR in Baltimore. Who do you think will have a better season in 2010? Does it come down to Eli Manning or Joe Flacco having a better season?

2009 Season Stats:

1. Anquan Boldin – 15 game starts, 84 receptions, 1,024 yards, 4 TD’s

2. Hakeem Nicks – 6 game starts, 47 receptions, 790 yards, 6 TD’s

RD – NYGReporter.com


Giants DT Fred Robbins signs with Rams

March 9, 2010

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Giants continue to develop into a new team with the loss of DT Fred Robbins to the Rams. Big Fred will be reunited with Coach Spags in St. Louis after signing a 3-year $12 million dollar deal. The 10 year veteran signed with the Giants back in 2004 and had been very productive for the team. After last season, many fans were calling for his replacement saying that he lost a step. Try telling that to Coach Spags who was very excited to get a player of Robbins caliber on his team. Fred Robbins is a big man at 325 pounds and will certainly help shore up the Rams defensive line. I want to personally wish Fred well with his new team and all of his future ventures. I met Fred in person a couple of years ago and found him to be a very nice guy. Keep your head up Fred!

RD – NYGReporter.com