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We just signed Chase Blackburn

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[quote name='BigBeast52' timestamp='1364424736' post='2178547']
God don't you hate those overachievers
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damn them and their sense of accomplishment

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[quote name='BeasonBeastingBacks' timestamp='1364425204' post='2178558']
damn them and their sense of accomplishment
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Yeah what the hell was this guy thinking by making his team better?
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[url="http://boards.giants.com/showthread.php?29425-Blackburn-gone/page2"]http://boards.giants.com/showthread.php?29425-Blackburn-gone/page2[/url]

Giants fans loved him. Probably a fan favorite, hard worker. James Andersonesque.

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[quote name='ButWhysTheRumGone' timestamp='1364425337' post='2178563']
[url="http://boards.giants.com/showthread.php?29425-Blackburn-gone/page2"]http://boards.giants.com/showthread.php?29425-Blackburn-gone/page2[/url]

Giants fans loved him. Probably a fan favorite, hard worker. James Andersonesque.
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Helps make the players around him do better

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[quote name='Mister Love' timestamp='1364425401' post='2178566']
Helps make the players around him do better
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exactly.

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[quote name='XClown1986' timestamp='1364425304' post='2178560']


Yeah what the hell was this guy thinking by making his team better?
[/quote]Yeah I hope he doesn't come down here and start infecting our players with overachieving...

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It seems GIants fans are pretty pissed off they lost Blackburn. Saying he wasn't flashy, but always around the ball.

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[quote name='ButWhysTheRumGone' timestamp='1364425337' post='2178563']
[url="http://boards.giants.com/showthread.php?29425-Blackburn-gone/page2"]http://boards.giants...burn-gone/page2[/url]

Giants fans loved him. Probably a fan favorite, hard worker. James Andersonesque.
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Blackburn will become a fans favorite by the middle of the season.
Love the man. He has a 'white boy motor' and is def a LEADER!
He knows what it takes to win a Championship.

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Dan Connor's overratedness allowed us to sign Blackburn.

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Blackburn had a career year in 2012 stat wise. Excellent depth at a position where two of the three starting players have an extensive injury history. Need another one or two linebackers as depth on the cheap. Probably coming through the draft.

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[quote name='Fug' timestamp='1364424260' post='2178530']
Is anyone else happy that we are signing players that you have at least heard of? I got so tired of asking myself "Who?" everytime we signed someone.
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[color=#3399FF][b]My guess is no one had ever heard of Victor Cruz before the Giants signed him. Let's just trust Gettleman to shore up this team. He did not earn as rep as a grinder for nothing....and that is just what we need. The Panthers did not have the cap space to go on a big spending spree. What did you expect????[/b][/color]
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[quote name='ladypanther' timestamp='1364426225' post='2178595']
[color=#3399FF][b]My guess is no one had ever heard of Victor Cruz before the Giants signed him. Let's just trust Gettleman to shore up this team. He did not earn as rep as a grinder for nothing....and that is just what we need. The Panthers did not have the cap space to go on a big spending spree. What did you expect????[/b][/color]
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Gettleman has signed about 6 names I know and we started over the cap, Hurney never signed anyone even when we had money.
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Isn't it great to actually sign someone who had a breakout year the previous year instead of always saying "who the fug is this scrub" for just about every signing under Hurney?
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solid signing, really liking the way our offseason is shaping up. the draft is, and always will be, the most critical stage though

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[quote name='Fug' timestamp='1364424260' post='2178530']
Is anyone else happy that we are signing players that you have at least heard of? I got so tired of asking myself "Who?" everytime we signed someone.
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The fact that you don't follow the sport as closely as ohers does not say anything the usefulness of our signings.
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[quote name='csx' timestamp='1364426965' post='2178623']
The fact that you don't follow the sport as closely as ohers does not say anything the usefulness of our signings.
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My life Revolves around Football and I spend my day on a football forum = not following the sport very close.

We all know who Chase Blackburn is, but who the fug knew such names as legedu naanee.

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[quote name='BigBeast52' timestamp='1364424736' post='2178547']
God don't you hate those overachievers
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No, I wasn't saying he is useless. He's a solid role player.

My point was, if they're bringing him in to play a significant role, or possibly start at some point, that overachieving can quickly turn the other way. Remember Lester Towns? How awesome was he here? What happened when he left?

As a depth signing, awesome. He's a hustle guy who has shown the tendency to make big plays... That's great if that is the capacity we'll be using him in.

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And, in general, I'm VERY happy with what Gettleman has done in terms of FAs considering the position we were in. I still wish Gross would've restructured early so we could've signed at least one top-tier FA early on for a reasonable price (CB, DT, WR).

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My life Revolves around Football and I spend my day on a football forum = not following the sport very close.

We all know who Chase Blackburn is, but who the fug knew such names as legedu naanee.
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People who watch and follow the NFL did. They always mentioned him on Sportcenter for the simple fact of his name.

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[quote name='csx' timestamp='1364427713' post='2178648']
People who watch and follow the NFL did. They always mentioned him on Sportcenter for the simple fact of his name.
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I remember Blackburn from when the Panthers played the Giants in the playoffs in '05. Their starting linebackers were so decimated by injury that they were forced to start Blackburn who was like their 6th string LB or something crazy like that. Turns out he was quite a find for them and now he plays for the Panthers.

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[quote name='csx' timestamp='1364427713' post='2178648']
People who watch and follow the NFL did. They always mentioned him on Sportcenter for the simple fact of his name.
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He is just a simple example, I didn't mean it in the sense I didn't know their name but they were no names.


as in nobody good..

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Like Kenny Onatolu?

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Don't know how anyone couldn't like this signing sure he isn't very fast but he makes plays and for a back up that is a great signing after he just came off a career year. Feels nice to actually have a gm that can negotiate.

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Its all about DEPTH
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Anyone else starting to get the feeling that Gettleman should have been promoted to the GM position somewhere years ago, and the cards finally fell right for us? Not saying I'm sure of it....just a feeling.
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