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Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Posted on: August 2, 2011 10:39 am
Edited on: August 2, 2011 10:41 am
 
Not surprisingly, there are no new developments in the Osi Umenyiora situation. The Giants granted the defensive end permission to seek a deal, but they're asking for a first-round draft pick in return -- something that's not likely to happen. And that's not just me talking. It's Umenyiora's agent, Tony Agnone.

"We'll continue to pursue a trade," he said Tuesday morning, "but at that high level I find it a rather dubious situation."

I'll second that.

Agnone is fielding calls from teams, and there are a lot of them. He's talking to interested GMs, and there are a lot of them. But not at the price the Giants are demanding. A second-rounder? Maybe. But, remember, Umenyiora wants a new contract, too. So you'd have to sacrifice a first-rounder and a lot of money to acquire him.

Clubs are willing to pay the money. They're not willing to mortgage a first-rounder, especially under terms of the new agreement that only increase the value of a top pick. So where it appears the Giants are willing to trade Umenyiora, the terms are so high that a trade doesn't seem likely.

That leaves Umenyiora sitting still, so steamed about what's going on he reportedly is dead set against playing another down for the Giants. But Agnone had plans to meet with him Tuesday morning to discuss the next move ... if, in fact, there is a move.

All I know is that nothing is happening on the Umenyiora front ... from either end. And maybe that's a good thing. Emotions need to settle down.







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Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

You obviously DO NOT understand how NFL contracts work!

I used to think the same way, until a friend pointed out the truth: owners cut players for injuries and/or performance WITHOUT any compensation. Unlike baseball, where the contracts (I believe) are guaranteed, NFL players are dropped all the time. The NFL's player/team contracts have no "integrity" either way. Suck and you're cut with nothing--excel and you should be rewarded with a new deal. Bengals owner Mike Brown is a total TOOL for ripping Carson Palmer for not living up to his promise. What a hypocrite.

Now, having someone like Pat Bowlin (Denver Donkies) threaten to move the team if they didn't build a new stadium (because the 20 year agreement he signed to be in Denver at Mile High Stadium wasn't allowing him to rake in bucks with luxury suites) is total BS. Bowlin is a business person who has made millions of dollars signing contracts and (assumedly) living up to them. I don't have a link to back up my statement of him threatening to move the team but living in Colorado I know I read it in the papers.

His threat to move the team was a clear violation of contract integrity . . . another NFL owner who is a total TOOL.




Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

There is a couple of good points to be made regarding the hypocrisy of NFL agreements and contracts...

First, I believe Reese is a snake and not a man of his word; as the bodies pile up, you have to question the man's word; regardless if you have a contract or not, not keeping your word should reflect poorly on you and the organization that continues to support you...

Second, while I like the idea that if you're not producing - you're gone, unlike MLB; it's contradictory that if you play, get injured, you're released as Osi's teammates O'Hara and Seubert; ; but, if you're producing above your contract, your pay should be adjusted as such......

Now, I've been on the owners' side of the recent debate because I don't like organized labor and worse, organized labor calling the shots

This may lead to what many football fans of common sense have advocated - pay based on performance and success year to year...

If you are the Defensive MVP, ProBowler, and/or League Runner up - Merry Christmas; if you play for the Browns - not so much...



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

I was thinking about the guy that signed a new mortgage a couple years ago, in a nice neighbourhood. Promising future, but economic circumstances for that neighbourhood changed. So dude refuses to pay his mortgage anymore....

Or the one about the guy stopped paying for his car loan, because he saw a newer model offered at another dealership across town, on better terms....

Then there was the guy that thought it was okay to not fight for his country anymore, because the administration was vapid, obtuse and without focus politically, putting the armed forces in harm's way unnecessarily...


Hey, its okay though. Professional athletes can sit, not honor their contracts, its different...until they hit a court room to fight for some clause they signed to...

Honestly? Joe average American should feel outraged at crap like this. Its an insult to everything they work for, and everything the country was built upon...

Its okay though, its football. 



Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 1:31 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Then he can sit for the next 2 years. If Kolb can real in a 2nd rounder and a proven top 10 CB (1st round pick) and a huge contract, while being unproven, Why can't Osi garnish a 1st? If no teams bite, take a seat Osi. Love ya man, but quit being a princess. 8 mil over the next 2 years isnt "NOTHING".




Since: Jan 11, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

With all of the first round guys sitting on the bench or even out of football, I don't believe that "sacrificing a first-rounder and a lot of money to acquire him", is the only way to look at it. He obviously has overcome his knee surgery and is a proven talent. Any first round pick could blow out a knee in training camp and in this instance you have a high quality player from the beginning. You are taking the unknown in regards to productivity out of the equation. He steps in on day one and is a highly productive player. Any team that is on the cusp of winning it all now should make the deal. 



Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 1:21 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

He had surgery on his hip in January to repair a torn labrum. So yes... you are officaily missing something.



Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 1:14 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

If He is a top DE in the league like he says he is a 1st rounder would be nothing. A proven De VS a Unproven Rookie Crap Shoot. I Think Osi Is overstaing his value. What happens if he doesnt get traded or the giants dont give him a deal. He will retire and never play again. So Giants have all the cards.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Age must have affected his ability to think! He is too old to be commanding a trade and now expecting clubs to give up first round pick. Also,what club wants another Haynesworth? Will he act like this every time he does not get his way? Shut up and go to work with Giants!

Dude, YOU must have injury of brain. It's the Giants demanding the first round pick ... not Osi!  Money mouth



Since: Oct 6, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

The Giants aren't crazy!! This guy wants out and will not play for them again if anyone offers them a second round they will be very lucky!! But no they will not have him or and pick. I underatand don't let players tell you what to do but heck he will become a cancer on the team ship him out!!!



Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 12:56 pm
 

This Guy must Have Injury of Brain

Age must have affected his ability to think! He is too old to be commanding a trade and now expecting clubs to give up first round pick. Also,what club wants another Haynesworth? Will he act like this every time he does not get his way? Shut up and go to work with Giants!


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