Check out the stats from this season:
Steve Smith (Philadelphia): 11 catches, 124 yards, 1 TD
Kevin Boss (Oakland): 28 catches, 368 yards, 3 TDs
Victor Cruz (Giants): 82 catches, 1,536 yards, 9 TDs
Jake Ballard (Giants): 38 catches 604 yards, 4 TDs
To the victors go the spoils, and Jerry Reese certainly deserves credit for assembling the talent that went out and won their 2nd Super Bowl in 5 seasons.
But if I may, can we get one thing clear? Jerry Reese had NO IDEA… NONE… that Victor Cruz and Jake Ballard were going to be anything close to what they were this season. Kevin Boss was on a plane, flying to New York, to sign a contract with the Giants, when the Raiders called at the last minute and offered him an absurdly dumb contract. But the Giants most certainly wanted Boss back. They just didn’t (or couldn’t) match the Raiders’ stupidity. As for Cruz, when the season began, even with Steve Smith out of the way, he was the #4 WR behind Nicks, Manningham, and Dominik Hixon, and the Giants were probably bummed that he was even that high, as they had just drafted preseason disappointment Jerrel Jernigan in the 3rd round.
The Giants even went out and signed Brandon Stokley to be the 4 after Week 1, a game in which Cruz struggled against the Redskins. It was only because of injuries to Manningham, Hixon, and Stokley that Cruz even got a shot. So please, enough with this nonsense about heaping praise on Jerry Reese for the success of Victor Cruz.
Eagles, Cowboys, and Redskins after the jump…
Oh, but you won’t name them?
“This is something we’re thrilled to be able to do,” said Banner, who said this is the fourth year in a row prices have been stable. “There aren’t many teams who are selling out their stadiums and have a waiting list of more than 40,000 who are doing that. In fact, I would say there aren’t any teams like that who haven’t raised prices for four years.”Les Bowen also noted that Banner pointed out how prices for Eagles tickets on the secondary market (ticket sites etc) are often among the highest in the leauge. This is an indication that the team certainly could have raised prices and still sold all of their tickets if they wanted to. His referencing the 40k strong waiting list basically says the same thing.
So rather than just let it be out there that the team isn’t raising prices and allowing people to see it as altruistic, Banner wants you to be sure just how nice the Eagles are being here…
I like all 3 players, but they’re all likely going to be drafted in the first round. OL depth is important, but I’m not sure it’s “1st round important.”
I have a 2,000 word post coming out a little later today on why this is nonsense.
Didn’t he kind of botch the last one?
Hey hey, I know a little something about this!
Agree, although his age would bother me more than his attitude.
Great point here about the Browns having two 1st round picks, thanks to the Falcons’ dumb trade last year for Julio Jones.
Good info here on the Skins’ cap situation.
More clarification on cap stuff.
In this scenario, with Manning/Flynn on some other teams, and Luck/Griffin III already off the board, there’d be a lot of cursing going on in Redskins comment boards… which I might find enjoyable, ha.