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Old 06-25-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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Michael Strahan was 30 minutes into his new career being paid to express opinions, and he wasted no time showing his willingness to do so.

What does he think the Giants should do with disillusioned tight end Jeremy Shockey?

"He doesn't want to play here; that's obvious with everything that's going on," Strahan told Newsday yesterday after being introduced as the newest cast member on "Fox NFL Sunday."

"I don't think you gain much by keeping a guy around. Regardless of how well he plays for you, there's always that tension, and that's one thing you can't have if you're expected to go back and repeat."

Strahan added Shockey might do his job well, but that doesn't mean he would be happy.

"You don't need that out of one of your leaders," the recently retired defensive end said. "So I think the best thing for them and for Shockey is if they have the opportunity, let him go."

That's the kind of thing Fox will be looking for from Strahan, who signed a four-year deal believed to be worth about $2.3 million a year after fielding offers from other networks.

As much as his know-how, Fox wanted Strahan's personality, which it believes will fit right in with an entrenched, irreverent cast. He is expected to sit between Howie Long and Jimmy Johnson.

Long said he is such a perfect fit he seems "computer generated."

During the news conference, someone asked Strahan about receiver Plaxico Burress' contract protest, and he launched into a monologue defending Burress and arguing the non-guaranteed nature of football contracts justifies players taking such stands.

"It's a one-way contract, so the players, you have no rights," he said. "They can come in and say, 'You suck, get out of here,' but I can't walk into the team and say, 'You know, this team really sucks. I want to go somewhere else."'

Eventually Johnson cut him off, saying, "Michael, that is bull," and argued bonuses amount to guarantees. Soon the entire cast was arguing, with Strahan and Terry Bradshaw trading barbs about their respective divorces while Fox Sports president Ed Goren beamed.
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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Five Reasons Why The New York Giants Won't Repeat

5. Plaxico Burress Contract Distraction

4. Michael Strahan's Retirement and Key Losses On Defense

3. Dallas Cowboys Emerging As the Beasts of the NFC East

2. Problems At the Halfback Position

1. Which Eli Manning Will We Get?
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:32 PM   #3
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Default Re: Strahan says Giants should dump Shockey, pay Plaxico

Who cares. Im sick of hearing how Eli is awesome just cause he put it together at the end of the season. Just cause his name is Manning he gets all the attention. As for Shockey they should have traded him. Its all a distraction now.
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giants won 3 playoff games and the super bowl .cowboys choked their only playoff game. who's better?

the giants should trade shockey imo. burress, same old burress, needs to realize he's a super bowl champ and should act as a team player.
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giants won 3 playoff games and the super bowl .cowboys choked their only playoff game. who's better?

the giants should trade shockey imo. burress, same old burress, needs to realize he's a super bowl champ and should act as a team player.
Shockey just seems to be a headcase.

Burress... well... What do we expect?

I am surprised he didn't drop the pass in the SB!
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Burress... well... What do we expect?

I am surprised he didn't drop the pass in the SB!
It was a First Down pass, hence the reason he caught it. Had it been 3rd or even 4th down, it would have been dropped and he'd have cried about being held.
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Regardless, Strahan is right. Why keep a player you're better without? Shockey didn't even support his team during the year, and hardly even in the playoffs. Kevin Boss is the future for TE on that team.

I don't think the Giants will repeat, though they may make the wildcard.

Burress....what's new?
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Shockey would be better playing in oakland with the basket case all davis.
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I wouldn't want Strahan as my GM, but he's definitely right this time. Shockey'd make a nice Bengal, methinks...
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I wouldn't want Strahan as my GM, but he's definitely right this time. Shockey'd make a nice Bengal, methinks...
does he have a rap record yet??? that is a must to play for the bengals
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