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Giants get smart with Rosenfels

Posted on: September 3, 2010 10:35 pm
Smart move by the Giants to acquire Sage Rosenfels as a backup. With Rhett Bomar as their only safety net against an injury to Eli Manning, the club had to do something -- and Rosenfels not only is a solid choice; he's a better option than Jim Sorgi, who is out for the year.

I'm not sure what finished Rosenfels in Minnesota, but at one time I thought he was a sure thing to beat out Tarvaris Jackson as the starter. One problem: Coach Brad Childress never warmed to the guy. So he sat behind Jackson. and both sat behind Brett Favre after he signed on.

The move is good for both parties. Let's face it, Rosenfels isn't going to start with the Giants, but at least he's the backup. In Minnesota. he never was going to be more than the third-string quarterback. So there's the chance to play, with the Giants covered if anything happens to Manning.

Bomar was nothing more than OK this preseason, but his inexperience should have scared the Giants. Rosenfels has plenty of experience and plenty of experience winning ballgames coming off the bench. Talk about the right fit.

I like this move, and I like it alot.
Category: NFL

Since: Sep 19, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2010 2:02 pm

Giants get smart with Rosenfels

I love this move I hope Bomar gets thru waivers so the Giants can put him back on the practice squad because I do think the guy can play. He's just too inexperienced. I was comfortable when they had Carr as backup and now that feeling is back.

Since: Aug 24, 2010
Posted on: September 4, 2010 12:45 pm

Giants get smart with Rosenfels

good move by the giants hopefully we keep him for at least two years like we did with David Carr, then trade his ass for a third round, we all know eli is going to be around for a long time we have a lot of young wide receivers that are going to develop into great players

Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2010 12:41 pm

Giants get smart with Rosenfels

Oh, yeah, and Reynaud is a pretty good kick returner and punt returner by the way.

Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2010 12:39 pm

Giants get smart with Rosenfels

I like this move alot for the Giants.
Too bad I'm a Vikings fan.  I was hoping against hope that childress would go with Sage as the number 2.  But the monopoly man is gonna do what the monopoly man is gonna do, and there's nothing I can do about it.   good deal for Giants.

Since: Aug 31, 2010
Posted on: September 4, 2010 11:49 am
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Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2010 9:15 am

Giants get smart with Rosenfels

Whateve knobhead. Sick? Its for a lifetime backup Qb that will never see the field unless of injury. He is good for 3 mil to sit on his crapper. He is a knuckelhead. This was a good move by chilly. In fact chilly has made several good moves in recent years. Including bringing Farve to Minny. I hope Favre does get hurt so Jackson can really get a chance again. The play by rookie Joe Webb solidied this trade. It was easy. A 5th round in 2011 by itself is a good deal for the vikings. Giants are going to suck again this year bty.

Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2010 1:49 am

Giants get smart with Rosenfels

This is a SICK steal for the Giants.  They give up a 5th rounder in 2011 and a conditional in 2012....big deal.  They now have a decent backup to Manning (Sorgi is terrible and Bomar is noting more then a scout team QB), and someone who can contribute in the return game, both punts and kicks.  THAT was going to be a HUGE problem after Hixon went out.  FINALLY, Reese actually pulled the trigger on something that could be profitable........

Since: Aug 11, 2009
Posted on: September 3, 2010 11:14 pm

Giants get smart with Rosenfels

Sage Rosenfels is a proven quarterback who can help any team. I'm not sure why he didn't stick around in Miami or Houston. But I do know for a fact that he wore out his welcome with coach Brad Childress because he has a tendency to speak his mind.  Sage did not appreciate playing second fiddle to anyone and believes he should be a starting QB.  Childress was not fond of his demonstrative nature. This coupled with the fact that he now has a third QB he can rely on in rookie Joe Webb gave Childress the luxury of hawking Rosenfels to the Giants. 

As it is, this may turn out to be a good deal for both teams.  The Giants now have added security at QB and a good RB/punt returner in Darius Reynaud.  The Vikes get good draft choices. Thus, both teams will be strengthened by the trade.

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