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Giantsfan1080
02-27-2009, 06:53 PM
I think he's a medium free agent so this deserved it's own thread. I think it's a great mve and he should fit well in our system. We needed an upgrade at OLB and I think Boley is a good solution for that. 5 years $25 million. I think it's a steal.

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2009/02/source_new_york_giants_finaliz.html

vidae
02-27-2009, 06:56 PM
For a second there I thought that said CHIEFS close to signing Boley and I got excited.

Great signing if you land him.

Giantsfan1080
02-27-2009, 06:58 PM
For a second there I thought that said CHIEFS close to signing Boley and I got excited.

Great signing if you land him.

He would have been one of the top FA's this year if he didn't have a down year. The 3 years before that most Falcons fans thought he was an upcoming superstar.

ATLDirtyBirds
02-27-2009, 07:10 PM
He's going to be great for you guys. While I can't stand the Giants with where I live, I'm happy to say that I'll be able to watch this guy play and hopefully get back to his superstar status.

Shiver
02-27-2009, 07:17 PM
He was really, really good two years ago, but he did get benched. It could be that he didn't mesh with the new coaching staff.

D-Unit
02-27-2009, 07:19 PM
Sounds like a pretty hefty cost for a medium ranged player. How much of it is guaranteed?

Giantsfan1080
02-27-2009, 07:39 PM
Sounds like a pretty hefty cost for a medium ranged player. How much of it is guaranteed?

10 mil guaranteed it looks like.

BBIB
02-27-2009, 07:44 PM
Sounds like a pretty hefty cost for a medium ranged player. How much of it is guaranteed?

Boley has Pro Bowl talent

BlindSite
02-27-2009, 09:37 PM
Sweet, with the RBs and money we have in the Oline I like to see the falcons get thinner at LB

LonghornsLegend
02-27-2009, 09:49 PM
Very smart signing by the Giants, Reese does a good job finding talent and not over paying, I think he could end up one of the key defenders with the type of D-line he has in front of him.

scottyboy
02-27-2009, 10:03 PM
this is an excellent signing, I'm pumped. He fits our scheme beautifully and gives us a LB with SPEED who CAN COVER! my goodness, what a breath of fresh air with him.

MetSox17
02-27-2009, 10:06 PM
this is an excellent signing, I'm pumped. He fits our scheme beautifully and gives us a LB with SPEED who CAN COVER! my goodness, what a breath of fresh air with him.

Maybe he can cover Westbrook.

scottyboy
02-27-2009, 10:07 PM
Maybe he can cover Westbrook.

who can do it a million times better than Pierce...

Menardo75
02-28-2009, 01:39 AM
Great signing by the Giants, but we have come to expect this lately.

Paranoidmoonduck
02-28-2009, 01:51 AM
This could pay off in a huge way for the Giants. Assuming Boley can get back to his 2007 form, he should be their best linebacker.

OneToughGame
02-28-2009, 02:01 AM
His Wikipedia page already has him listed as a NY Giant :P

D-Rod
02-28-2009, 07:56 AM
And done: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/2009/02/27/2009-02-27_giants_ink_linebacker_michael_boley.html

Smokey Joe
02-28-2009, 08:37 AM
I haven't seen much of Boley. Where does he project in the Giants schemes? SAM, MIKE, or WILL?

Go_Eagles77
02-28-2009, 08:40 AM
Probably SAM, unless they still want Kiwi to play there.

Gay Ork Wang
02-28-2009, 08:43 AM
i thought they moved back Kiwi to DE

BaLLiN
02-28-2009, 08:48 AM
i thought they moved back Kiwi to DE

we did... well anyways, ONWARD TO VICTORY!!!

Forenci
02-28-2009, 08:55 AM
i thought they moved back Kiwi to DE

We did, and he will likely stay there again this year even with Kiwi coming back. We'll just move Tuck around and keep Tuck, Kiwi, and Osi on the defensive line consistently.

Anyways, I like Boley. He's a good player who should hopefully give us an impact player at linebacker.

..it's been a while since we've had a good linebacker, heh.

gpngc
02-28-2009, 02:27 PM
It's official:

Giants | Boley officially signed
Sat, 28 Feb 2009 12:27:13 -0800

Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Giants have officially signed free-agent LB Michael Boley (Falcons) to a five-year, $25 million deal with $11 million guaranteed.

BlindSite
02-28-2009, 07:32 PM
That's pretty big money for a guy who hasn't exactly been lighting it up for over a year.

I guess they really need a speedy linebacker.

BaLLiN
02-28-2009, 07:35 PM
That's pretty big money for a guy who hasn't exactly been lighting it up for over a year.

I guess they really need a speedy linebacker.

Me thinks your jealous :) we also got Bernard.

two players that fit our scheme very well

Rjspartan
03-01-2009, 09:02 AM
i like this signing they fill a need with a pretty good player