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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

A Gettleman's wager so to speak


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

I wonder if Gettleman signed Cole as a possible backup option to Frank Kearse or Sione Fua or as a replacement for Ron Edwards. If it's to replace Edwards, it says a lot of what our FA strategy will be this year.

players like Cole are signed to add bodies to the team. Not with the expectation of him being a starter, but someone who can step in and be a part of the rotation.

I don't know why ya chose to try to read more into than that.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

This signing is a no lose situation. If Cole still has something left, great, he can be an upgrade at DT. If he's done, we cut his fat ass. Gettleman knows what he's doing.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

http://www.bigbluein...agent-signings/

The giants had some DT woes recently--this shows how Gettlemen dealt with it.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

This signing is a no lose situation. If Cole still has something left, great, he can be an upgrade at DT. If he's done, we cut his fat ass. Gettleman knows what he's doing.

yes. Probably non guaranteed, one year deal. I imagine we will bring in a qaulity DT and try to find depth on the street by bringing in five or six to compete for 2 or 3 roster spots. He may not have played in 2 seasons, but if he is in shape, he has experience and will play for 20% of Ron Edwards' contract.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

32 years old but with two years of no wear and tear on the body. Two years to heal his body. The guy can play. The man could be a great tandem with D. Edwards or a solid back-up.

I am not a fan of DTs under 300lbs. In Today's NFL I believe 300 is the cut off. 328 is a beefy DT.

If his ankle fails than we don't risk anything. What really helps is a small contract. If he can play and we can carry him with a small contract. Gettleman keeps quality on the team and still helps us get out from under the Hurney CAP mess.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:28 PM

I am kind of excited to see Cole, now that Smitty and Gettleman have both mentioned how good he looks.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:36 PM

Having another 320lbs DT can't hurt.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

He'll be a nice piece to the rotation. I'm loving how our D-line looks.

Also byebye Fua.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:31 PM

Both Gettleman and Rivera mentioned in the presser last night about how much Fua was improving. That's good, because he'd have to improve dramatically just to suck.


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