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Giants Cut WR Jennings, Sign WR Nyan Boateng

Posted on: August 6, 2010 2:13 pm

The New York Giants made some roster moves today by waiving newly signed WR Adam Jennings. Jennings would have primarily played on special teams and would have been used as a backup WR if the team found itself in a jam. He was not on the team for very long (almost 3 weeks), just like his predecessor WR Chris Davis, who failed the physical.

The Giants also signed rookie WR Nyan Boateng (6’2″ 211 pounds) today. Nyan attended the Giants minicamp and was no doubt signed to bolster a shaky special teams squad. The 23 year old Boateng played college ball with the California Golden Bears. He also attended the legendary Lincoln high school in Brooklyn, New York.

It is amazing to me how often the New York Giants special teams have popped up in the news lately. This has become a legitimate area of concern for me now. I’m not sure how Coach Quinn will be able to put together this puzzle before the season starts. This going to be a huge task in my opinion and the man has his work cut out for him. 

The Giants are going to have to figure out this situation very quickly because their first preseason game is in ten days.

I talked about some of the concerns in a previous article but to summarize once again, Feagles is retired, rookie punter Matt Dodge is starting, Chad Jones on IR, Domenik Hixon on IR, two special teams WR’s brought in and waived, kicker Lawrence Tynes needs redemption, who will become the kick returner? who will become the punt returner? who is the Giants best special teams player? how will rookie Matt Dodge handle the pressure?

Are you concerned about the state of the New York Giants special teams?


Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2010 6:28 pm

Giants Cut WR Jennings, Sign WR Nyan Boateng

It shouldn't be an area of concern because the reality is that it's special teams.  Feagles retiring is great in my opinion because although they run up his lifetime stats and inside the 20 percentages everytime he stepped on the field, he was a liability when backed up.  Some youth will do the Giants good and hopefully we can give the defense some room to work with.  As for returns it has to be Moss, right?  Time to step up or get out.  If he doesn't work out then Bradshaw is chomping at the bit to get some playing time with the Big Boy still being the focus of the running game.  In my opinion, special teams should rest solely on the coach.  If you can't get guys to run, block and tackle in the most basic of situations then you need to do something else.  In the NFL you are given supreme athletes and turning out satisfactory Special Teams shouldn't be that hard.  I will say that Tynes is on the hot seat.  He needs to keep it together this year and return to form because Kicking most certainly can be an achilles heal.  I expect him to get it together again. 

Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2010 6:32 pm

Giants Cut WR Jennings, Sign WR Nyan Boateng

Hey lookout, believe me I wrote about this topic as soon as I heard about Jeff Feagles retiring. We see eye to eye on this subject for sure. 

Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2010 3:46 pm

Giants Cut WR Jennings, Sign WR Nyan Boateng

Mock....not to beat a dead horse, but I am glad you are seeing the ST's concern as I had stated awhile back.

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