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Giants The Next NFC East Team To Upgrade At LB?


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#1 Boss Hawg

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:28 AM

Giants and Bengals working on a trade that would send Keith Rivers to New York. It's a gamble after Rivers missed all of 2011 with a wrist injury, but he would help that unit a lot.

http://www.nj.com/gi...ential_gia.html

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

Hope not. Rivers can be an animal if healthy.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

Hate to say it, but if the giants get Rivers he instantly becomes their best linebacker. And they will probably get him for a mid round pick at the most. If he can stay healthy he will be a huge upgrade to their defense.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:59 AM

I hope the Giants don't get this deal done! This would greatly improve their LB core if Rivers is healthy.

Why aren't the Eagles interested if it's a mid round pick? Rivers and Ryans makes one of the team's weaknesses a strength.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:04 AM

I hope the Giants don't get this deal done! This would greatly improve their LB core if Rivers is healthy.

Why aren't the Eagles interested if it's a mid round pick? Rivers and Ryans makes one of the team's weaknesses a strength.


I also wouldnt mind the skins jumping in on this. He could be a long-term replacement at interior linebacker for Fletcher, competition for Riley, or insurance if Fletcher signs elsewhere. One of the skins two 4th rounders could outbid the giants.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:09 AM

I'm not so sure how reliable that source is that MG is referencing in the article. I'd love for it to be true, but I'm not going to get my hopes up...

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

If the Giants want to be competitive against the Eagles, they'll get this deal done.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:13 AM

If the Giants want to be competitive against the Eagles, they'll get this deal done.


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

if any nfc east team (other than the eagles) and besides the cowboys and skins gets rivers, it could be bad for the birds...

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

if any nfc east team (other than the eagles) and besides the cowboys and skins gets rivers, it could be bad for the birds...


Easy there..this dude has shown a propensity to not be healthy...and I'm not going to be a hypocrite and praise Jerry Reese if he gets this deal done...Like I said above, I'm not sure about the reliability of MG's source in the article..if it gets done and he's healthy, I'm sure he'll help..we'll see...

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:30 AM

Rivers >>>>>>>. Ryans

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

If the Giants want to be competitive against the Eagles, they'll get this deal done.


:roll:

Your stupidity knows no bounds

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:52 AM

Keith rivers is so injury prone

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:54 AM

Actually, without posting various twitter comments from the regular guys (Scheffter, LaConfora, etc), this rumor has some legs...we;ll see though...dude is always hurt

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:01 PM

Actually, without posting various twitter comments from the regular guys (Scheffter, LaConfora, etc), this rumor has some legs...we;ll see though...dude is always hurt


even so, the dudes a monster when healthy and would be a great pickup for the giants...

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:06 PM

<p>&nbsp;Update:</p>
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<div class="thread_post_body">Mike Garafolo &rlm; @MikeGarafolo<br />
BREAKING: Source on Giants&#39; trade for Bengals LB Keith Rivers says, &quot;It&#39;s going to happen.&quot;</div>


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

^ ^ ^

Not sure what that is, but translation: "it's going to happen"

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:12 PM

Looks like the trade is a done deal according to multiple twitter posts. They are finalizing details now.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:13 PM

http://www.nj.com/gi...r&utm_term=#nyg

Apparently, its all but done. Terms not yet made clear

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:14 PM

Looks like the trade is a done deal according to multiple twitter posts. They are finalizing details now.


I think Osi is part of it in an exchange of #1's...Giants to get #17 overall...

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

I think Osi is part of it in an exchange of #1's...Giants to get #17 overall...


If true I like that deal.

Osi and 32 for 17 and Rivers. Giants robbed em if thats what it is.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

I think Osi is part of it in an exchange of #1's...Giants to get #17 overall...


That would be nice. A move back to DE for Kiwi would be almost guaranteed, and could still maybe grab Fleener at 17

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

If true I like that deal.

Osi and 32 for 17 and Rivers. Giants robbed em if thats what it is.



:roll:

I wish that was the case..dudes on BBI were speculating that was it...

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

That would be nice. A move back to DE for Kiwi would be almost guaranteed, and could still maybe grab Fleener at 17


Not true...BBI speculation at best...even if it was, I want no part of a TE at 17..

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

He is due 2.5 mill and is final year of his contract. He missed 9 games his rookie year with broken jaw. numerous games next two years with calf issues, and he has a DEGENERATIVE wrist injury. He is not going to get better and may even fail a physical. He is at best a temporary 1-year patch until they find someone better. And I would def not want Rivers on this team.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:22 PM

Not true...BBI speculation at best...even if it was, I want no part of a TE at 17..


With the news about Ballard today, a TE at 17 wouldn't be completely insane, seeing as how Bennett is more of a blocker

I'd rather see them go OL above all else, but the situation may call for something else

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

He is due 2.5 mill and is final year of his contract. He missed 9 games his rookie year with broken jaw. numerous games next two years with calf issues, and he has a DEGENERATIVE wrist injury. He is not going to get better and may even fail a physical. He is at best a temporary 1-year patch until they find someone better. And I would def not want Rivers on this team.


I'm sure the deal is for a 5th pick considering the Giants have 2 number 4's..I agree with you on the dude's health (see my earlier posts)..if he's healthy, he can help..I'm sure the Giants are doing their hwk on that wrist....

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:24 PM

With the news about Ballard today, a TE at 17 wouldn't be completely insane, seeing as how Bennett is more of a blocker

I'd rather see them go OL above all else, but the situation may call for something else


Problem is, the Giants never go OL in round one..regardless of where they eventually draft, their #1 is going to be DL, WR, or DB...you can take it to the bank

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

With the news about Ballard today, a TE at 17 wouldn't be completely insane, seeing as how Bennett is more of a blocker I'd rather see them go OL above all else, but the situation may call for something else


In Gilbrides' offense though it would be a waste.


Half the reason Shockey was run out of town.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

If the Giants want to be competitive against the Eagles, they'll get this deal done.


When was the last Time the Eagles were competitive? :roll: :roll: