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Some Tough Love For New Jersey’s NFL Teams!-ELI

By: Magnolia Tribune - April 24, 2008

Some Tough Love For New Jersey’s NFL Teams!-ELI
As the draft approaches, here’s two quick bits of advice for New Jersey’s NFL franchises, The Giants and Jets.
Hey Big Blue, what’s the hesitation, trade Jeremy Shockey already! Rumor has it the Giants have turned down an offer of a second round draft pick for the tight end. Here’s hoping that it’s only because they believe they can get more.

It’s time to trade Shockey. The Giants won a Super Bowl without him. What more proof does the team need? Is it any coincidence that Eli Manning’s sudden maturation came only after Shockey was out of the huddle and locker room? No, it’s not. It’s proof the Giants no longer need number 80 and in fact he’ll only help the team regress in 2008.

I can hear some of you asking “how can you trade such a talented tight end?”. It’s true Shockey has talent and gifts some others who play his position simply don’t have. If you look closely at his performance you’ll notice how he rarely makes a tough catch and that for such a tough guy he drops balls pretty easily when a little contact is involved. Did we mention he tends to get injured a lot?

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