Monday, July 21, 2008

Another one bites the dust!

Say what you want, but I'm going to miss Jeremy Shockey as a New York Giant. I know he brought drama but he also brought an emotional intensity that's hard to replicate. It's hard to replace vocal leaders like Strahan and Shockey in the same season. Say what you want, but when they stand up for their team mates (not often) they help take some of the pressure off a bad Sunday for a player. Shockey dropped balls but he also did a hell of a job at blocking. I don't think Roy Williams is going to get much playing time this year but I'm going to miss Shockey owning Roy Williams throught the Cowboys games.

What I won't miss is the injury plagued season and the whining. I'm also still blaming him for the jinx that he put on the Seattle Seahawks game a few years ago when they missed all the field goals. His stupid arrogance made the Giants look worse than they already did that night. I should probably give my company back a day's worth of pay because I know that I didn't get any work done the Monday after that game. But, I also will never forget his rookie season. I'd have to go back to the film but I'll never forget the play where he caught the ball right at the sideline and then ran up the field only to change his direction so he could truck some opposing safety. I still love watching that play.

I think Shockey is going to be a sucess in New Orleans. I'm sure Kevin Boss will fill in fine but first lets see what he can do for a full season. Hopefully this new tight end we picked up in the draft will show some promise. What do you guys think? Keep in mind: A.) Shockey was not allowed on the sidelines for the SuperBowl. He didn't stay in the clubhouse because he wanted to but was required too because of his crutches. Derrick Ward didn't attend the Superbowl and neither Shockey, Kiwanuka, or Ward were on the field in Lambeau. Then again, I don't blame them. B.)Shockey did miss the ring ceremony which I thought was kind of bush league.

In the end, I'm going to miss seeing number 80 start up some shit with the opposing team on Sundays.

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