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Old 08-19-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Trade S. Holmes for DE Osi Umenyiora

would you do it? well we already did. we gave up our 1st (32nd overall) and 2nd to move up and take holmes. the giants took osi at 32 and wound up with sinorice moss in the 2nd.

word is we woulda taken anthony smith in the 2nd but wound up with him in the 3rd (from giants i believe). we also took willie reid with our original 3rd.

in retrospect was holmes worth it, or did we get the shorter end of the stick.

question is.... did we make a mistake, and if you could undo it today for a 1 on 1 today, would you?

im happy w/ holmes (despite the fact that hes a jaywalker and a sperm bank) and not yet ready to panic over a defense that was ranked #1 in yds allowed last season.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Trade S. Holmes for DE Osi Umenyiora

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would you do it? well we already did. we gave up our 1st (32nd overall) and 2nd to move up and take holmes. the giants took osi at 32 and wound up with sinorice moss in the 2nd.

word is we woulda taken anthony smith in the 2nd but wound up with him in the 3rd (from giants i believe). we also took willie reid with our original 3rd.

in retrospect was holmes worth it, or did we get the shorter end of the stick.

question is.... did we make a mistake, and if you could undo it today for a 1 on 1 today, would you?

im happy w/ holmes (despite the fact that hes a jaywalker and a sperm bank) and not yet ready to panic over a defense that was ranked #1 in yds allowed last season.
I think it worked out best for both teams (although Reid sucks). Osi is too small for a 3-4 lineman. LInebacker?? I dunno, but had he not been a Giant we might be hating the Cheatriots just that little bit more.

I'm with you on Santonio Holmes in that I am very happy with him.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: Trade S. Holmes for DE Osi Umenyiora

I'm happy with Holmes because he has developed into that stud WR we need to compliment Hines Ward.

However, with that being said, Osi is starting to come into his own. It's just a question of would he have thrived in our system. Hindsight is always 20/20 so I'd take the trade we made, live with it, and be happy.
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Default Re: Trade S. Holmes for DE Osi Umenyiora

Both of them are too young to say, at least for now.
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:33 PM   #5
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Default Re: Trade S. Holmes for DE Osi Umenyiora

Yup, we made the right choice. We play the wrong defense for Osi, and we now play the RIGHT offense for Santo.
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Default Re: Trade S. Holmes for DE Osi Umenyiora

I'm happy with Holmes. Ward isn't getting any younger and wont be around forever.
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Default Re: Trade S. Holmes for DE Osi Umenyiora

I think it is win/win for both teams. Osi fits well with the Giants and Holmes is really finding his niche here. I wouldn't change a thing. I do like watching Osi play though.
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:46 PM   #8
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Default Re: Trade S. Holmes for DE Osi Umenyiora

Osi is great, but he's not a 3-4 DE. He's a perfect fit for the Giants' 4-3 Defensive scheme. Santonio will be great, and is a perfect fit for the Steelers' passing scheme. I say leave it be. If Osi came here, he'd be a linebacker, and we have plenty of those. Lebeau would either want him to slim down, or bulk up.
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Default Re: Trade S. Holmes for DE Osi Umenyiora

well when we drafted holmes we didn't have the age issue and the injury issue of the d-line.. and we rly needed a number 2 wr after burress left... and randle el..
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Default Re: Trade S. Holmes for DE Osi Umenyiora

I'll stick by the choice we made. I don't like the what ifs... we'll never know. They are both outsanding athletes.
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