13 Oct 2005
I don't get the rationale for this. The Giants and Jeremy Shockey have agreed to a new five-year contract that gives him a $3 million bonus now and a $7.5 million bonus in March. Here's what Ernie Accorsi says:
"Jeremy Shockey is one of those rare players who don't come along very often in your career. He should play his entire career for the New York Giants. At all-star games, the combine and bowl games he is the player that other clubs ask most about. And the answer is always no."
Yeah, Shockey is an excellent athlete, but his production hasn't matched his promise. And yet this contract, it appears, is better than the one Antonio Gates just signed with the Chargers. Seems to me like a bad move by the Giants.
25 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2005, 11:28am by MDS
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?