New York Giants: OT Whimper re-signs, DT Bryant cut

April 12, 2010

The New York Giants signed third year, RFA OT Guy Whimper, to a deal today. This is a smart move on the teams behalf. They also cut journeyman DT Anthony Bryant before the weekend, which makes me look at the DT position as needing more work now, then the offensive line does. Bryant is a big guy at 6’3″ 337 pounds and has played on four different teams in his four year NFL career. This could move the defensive tackle position above a mid round offensive lineman. There are only five defensive tackles on the current New York Giants roster. Do you think this will alter the Giants draft intentions at all? Is the defensive tackle position in need of more help? DT Barry Cofield and DT Jay Alford have proven themselves to be playmakers. It is time for Chris Canty and Rocky Bernard to step up in 2010. I think DT Fred Robbins could have stayed on the Giants for another year but I wish him well with the Rams.

Offensive tackle Guy Whimper, has been on the field in a limited capacity, on different occasions and done well. The team must certainly believe they are better off with him, then without him. I think it is a good idea to keep guys who know the system and what to expect. I am not leaving out the possibility of the Giants using their 15th pick on either the OL or LB positions. At this point, I’m going to have to throw DT into the mix and round out my top three possibilities by position in this years draft. The three, in order are LB, OL, DT. I’m glad that Whimper will be with the team in 2010.

What do you think about the New York Giants re-signing OT Guy Whimper and cutting DT Anthony Bryant?

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Should the New York Giants Still Trade Up for Eric Berry?

April 12, 2010

OK, here is the scenario. If you were Jerry Reese and learned that Kenny Phillips might miss the first 4-6 weeks of the NFL season, would you trade up and grab the future all-pro safety Eric Berry? Has the Antrel Rolle signing and obvious potential of Kenny Phillips when healthy made us focus elsewhere? If Antrel Rolle is clearly one starter, then who would the other one be? Michael Johnson? Deon Grant? Do you think it is a dead issue to consider the lethality of a healthy Phillips, Rolle and Berry. When all three are playing at an optimum level, it could change how backfields are used in NFL schemes. The Bermuda Triangle backfield.

Drafting Berry would let the Giants know one thing for certain, they would not need to do anything with the safety position for five or six years minimum. That’s not bad when you think about it. Eric Berry is clearly the best safety in the draft and he also had a very crisp and clean combine workout. It is not likely that the team would pursue this but I was very impressed with this young man. I think he has a very bright future in the NFL. I have Eric Berry going to Tampa Bay with the third overall pick. The last time I felt there was a player the G-men might move up for was Michael Crabtree. Clearly, that did not work out for the Giants or 49ers. I hope he has a very good year and proves the doubters wrong in 2010.

What do you think about the Giants grabbing yet another safety before the 2010 season? Will it or could it ever happen? If not Berry, then possibly safety Earl Thomas or Taylor Mays at pick fifteen? Maybe Chad Jones in round two? Is the safety discussion one that should be over with by now? What are your thoughts?

Eric Berry, Safety @ Tennessee

6’0″ 211 pounds, 4.47 – 40 yard time – tremendous athlete.

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NYG Reporter Gives Support to the American Red Cross

April 12, 2010

As of April 12, 2010, the NYG Reporter fully supports and promotes the American Red Cross on our website. You can find a link to the site on the right side bottom. I have personally done volunteer work for the Red Cross during the 2005 hurricane season (Wilma) in South Florida and another time in the late 1990’s. I know what it feels like to have no power, electricity or water for two weeks. Disaster relief and preparedness are things that no one generally thinks about until it’s too late. I would urge all Americans to have a proper kit ready for all disaster type situations. One of our community leaders Saulo Padua, who is practicing law in Brazil, just recently experienced first hand what the devastating storms can do. Brazil was hit very hard last week. Hopefully, Saulo can leave a comment here and tell us a little about what he has seen there. The Red Cross was founded in 1881 and has been helping with disaster relief for 129 years.

It doesn’t take much to contribute to the American Red Cross. The socialvibe company has made it even more simple to donate some time to them. If you click the American Red Cross banner on the bottom right hand side of the screen, it shows you that all you need to do, is spend some time (literally) looking around as a donation. It’s very simple and shows a “counter” with exactly how many minutes are being donated by those browsing. Everyone who checks out the American Red Cross from the NYG Reporter site will counted but not named, with respect to our community privacy policy. We will select a new charity to support every three months. It doesn’t mean we longer support the previously posted charity, it just means we are giving some other charities a chance to be promoted. We will settle on four charities to support and promote them seasonally. The American Red Cross is the first to be chosen but not the last.

I urge all parents and people alike, to take the time to make a disaster preparedness plan. Every home should have a small bag with the following items in it. Keep this bag in a place where you know it will always be ready to go if something should happen. Going over a “what to do if…” scenario with children and spouses. It takes one night of sitting and talking. Having the bag ready to go, takes a lot of thinking out of the process when trying getting back to normal. The thing with a disaster is you never really know what you are going to need, until you need it.

Here is the link to the American Red Cross website:

The NYG Reporter Disaster Preparedness Starter List:

1. Two Flashlights with extra batteries.

2. Hand Crank Weather Radio, no batteries needed.

3. Can Opener

4. Lighters/Matches

5. Water (as much as possible)

6. Leatherman Tool/Small Knife

7. Candles – enough for one week

8. First Aid Kit/Medications – size depends on actual family size

9. Bottle of Aspirin

10. Snack Bars – a couple of small boxes, granola, protein.

11. Hand Sanitizer – a couple of small bottles

12. State Map, Notebook and Pens

13. Canned Food (7) Jar of Coffee (1)

14. Important Papers Copies. Family and Friends contact information. Hand written copies of all phone numbers, email and home addresses.

15. Nylon Duffle Bag – weatherproof and large enough to carry all of your items. Extra Set of Keys.


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