There’s No Denying Giants Need Some Solid CBs
John Fennelly , Executive Editor
I don’t know about you, but I would sleep better at nights if the Giants had better cover guys in their secondary. They are bringing back Aaron Ross, I hear. That doesn’t really do much to ease my anxiety….
It was understood at the beginning of the free agency period that began Tuesday afternoon that many of the top-tier CBs would get gobbled up in the first few hours. It’s Thursday morning and only three of Rotoworld’s top 12 corners have been signed to contracts:
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Signed one-year deal with DEN)
Chris Houston (Signed five-year, $25M deal with DET)
Derek Cox (Signed four-year, $20M deal with SD)
Now I know the Giants are saving up their bullets for Kevin Boothe or another veteran guard, so CB is not their top priority right now (maybe I should send them the films of last year’s Cincinnati, Baltimore and Atlanta debacles).
The guys on the bottom of that list do not particularly interest me, but the three at the top (especially Sean Smith of Miami) do. Talib and Grimes have been playing peek-a-boo with their former teams but have yet to sign. Smith is wide open. The 25 year-old, 6’3″, 215 pounder out of Utah is Giant material. He has ability and attitude. He would add some teeth to a defense that was reduced to wearing dentures last year.
From Rotoworld: A source with knowledge of the NFL market tells Profootballtalk.com that “multiple teams” plan to wait for the weekend to push for top-shelf free-agent cornerback Sean Smith.
The teams want to go “bargain shopping” after a slow initial 30 hours on the cornerback market. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, a top-five free-agent corner, settled for a one-year deal. Chris Houston got an affordable $5 million annually and was a top-seven or eight cornerback. It’s fair to wonder if NFL teams are engaging in collusion, avoiding Smith, Aqib Talib, Brent Grimes, and to a lesser extent Keenan Lewis in order to keep their price tags down
The Giants are most likely going to take a look at the situation. Then pass. IMHO they need to get into the mix here….