Hill Has Quick First Step in Race for R.O.Y.? September 13th, 2012 9:30 am Pro Football Focus Like this:Like Loading... 36 comments   Get Livefyre FAQ Sign in + Follow Post comment Link Newest | Oldest 5pts IF THEY CAN GET HIM WHY NOT KEY CAN THEY GET HIM.CRUZ AND JACKSON ON THE FIELD AT THE SAME TIME WHO DO U DOUBLE? Elias Lopez 5pts Geeez, I hate to bring race into this equation, but as soon as the media ties a black guy to gangs/drugs/crime, everyone just eats it up, no questions asked.... Is everyone aware of the fact that DeSean Jackson has never committed a crime? He got busted once for having weed in his car (go ahead, tell me none of you smoke pot) and it got dropped. This was about money, pure and simple. The eagles wanted him to take a pay cut, but he refused (as well he should, he's more than earned his keep.) They tried shopping him around the league, but he refused to renegotiate his contract, making a trade impossible. Philly figured they could get a WR on the cheap this year through the draft, so they cut him and leaked that nonsense about "gang connections" to justify the move to their fan base. I'm sure there are idiots in Philly praising the eagles for cutting their best player in his prime. Wake up people. I'd take him in a heartbeat. 1940isdead 5pts How much of those millions he rakes in are used to finance gang activities like drug dealing? This guy was number 1 in Philly and just let go like this? PLEAZZZE!! keep him away from the Meadowlands. hashburry 5pts As with every "hated" player, Giant fans would embrace him. If teams like the 49ers are looking at him, why not? Eli needs all the help he can get. If he isn't sporting colors and gang signs on game day, bring him in! Max Denby 5pts He does not seem like a culture fit with the Gmen. Who love solid character guys, but man, we could use some explosiveness on the outside. Michael Stewart 5pts the ends doesn't justify the means....too many character issues thatdudezo 5pts Desean embodies EVERYTHING that the giants culture is not. He's a total loser, thug had scumbag. It's on display everything he takes the field. He has no respect for the game he's lucky to play for a living. If we sign him I'll sell my PSLs and be a bills fan cole3244 5pts the jints signed jerry that was a disappointment at least to me, i can't believe they will do likewise with jackson but only time will tell. Jeff Comerford 5pts From a talent perspective, he would be a no brainier upgrade. From an intangible perspective he could destroy a team.Let someone else take the risk. He's going to KC or Jets Richard George Novotny III 5pts Although the upside is there, I have no interest in signing him. There's been numerous reports of him being a problem in the eagles lockerroom since he was drafted. He makes boneheaded plays far too often.I'll take what we have plus a TE + WR reinforcement from this years draft instead. Jon James Savia 5pts He'd just would burn the eagles ponzies86 5pts Say no? are you kidding me! Desean on this team would be PERFECT! Him and Cruz would kill! Jon James Savia 5pts Coughlin would turn him right around Jon James Savia 5pts Him and Cruz would be a deadly 1 and 2 Matthew Cohen 5pts In 2013, ProFootball Focus had DeSean Jackson as 16th in catch rate (68.9%)tied for 12th in yards after catch (6.0)Off the field stuff aside, to argue that he is not one of the best receivers in the NFL is just silly. Major Pain 0303 5pts Ding Dong the Witch is Gone. As long as he doesn't go to Dallas or Washington its a great day for the Giants and the NFC East. For all the great things Philly did getting rid of Desean makes them worse. Much worse. Who am I worried about Riley Cooper? Jeremy Maclin? Not likely. fast_eddie 5pts Don't want him, not for a second. And I don't have to worry about the Giants signing him because they won't...not a chance in hell he ends up on Big Blue. Brian Bannon 5pts Overpaid, under talented, gang banging locker room cancer Matthew Cohen 5pts "Giant fans will not stand to see him in Blue."Don't be ridiculous. No one cares where you came from so long as you embrace the team, perform and behave."With the recent signings of Trindon Holliday, Quentin Demps and Mario Manningham, they really don’t have a place for Jackson anyhow."A second star receiver would certainly help. So that isn't true. And they could find some cap space for him. remember that a lot of the players that currently count against the cap will need to be cut.Having said all of this? Will the Giants sign him? He doesn't seem like their kind of player. He sounds like a prima donna and Coughlin likes team players. But if everyone could get over all of that, there is no questioning Jackson's talent. Billy Suede 5pts Hell to the no. Overrated punk. Unless he gets clear separation and beats the db over the top, he borders on useless. He's a one dimensional deep threat and while that may have some benefit to the g-men, Jerry can pick one up in the third round of the draft. Pass. j666 5pts @Elias Lopez Right on brother. SNYGiants moderator 5pts @hashburry Not this guy...he would implode in NYC 5pts @Max Denby ONE QUESTION TELL ME WHO WOULD BE BETTER IN THE DRAFT hashburry 5pts @Max Denby Solid guys like Plaxico? spider43 5pts @Richard George Novotny III ..... Although I respect his talent, your plan is probably a better (safer) way of pursuing the Giants' receiving needs, and would cost a whole lot less than paying for a potential locker room headache in Jackson. SNYGiants moderator 5pts @Jon James Savia He is one player Tom Coughlin can not turn around SNYGiants moderator 5pts @Matthew Cohen That's my point...he can't "embrace the team, perform and behave." Never has and never will jaygo 5pts @Matthew Cohen There is very little dry powder to make this or any other significant move at this point. For that reason alone, most Big Bluers will be down on Jackson. j666 5pts @SNYGiants @hashburry Yeah, just like Lawrence Taylor, Plaxico Burress, David Diehl and others! Matthew Cohen 5pts @hashburry @Max Denby touche. Richard George Novotny III 5pts @spider43 @Richard George Novotny IIII keep hearing how ridiculously deep the draft is at Reciever this year (I say it this way because I do no research aside from reading mock drafts, even then usually only rounds 1-3). So why not?If the draft was paper thin on WR and TE, that'd be a different story. Matthew Cohen 5pts @jaygohttp://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-york-giants/cap-hit/Top 51 Contracts 116,477,714Add $5,000,000 for draft picks (approximately)Remove $2,500,000 for 5 cuts (Giants can only have 53 players on the roster)$2,778,141 dead money$984,054 - remove as adjustment from previous years$122,739,909 total current spend $133,000,000 total cap$10,260,091 in free space (plus $500,000 for the guy who would be cut that Jackson would replace).So - yes there is room if the Giants wanted to make a move. Matthew Cohen 5pts @Richard George Novotny III @spider43 He's one of the top 10 WRs in football. Deep means that someone could be good. Jackson is a proven commodity. Big difference. j666 5pts @Matthew Cohen $10MM in free cap space on March 29th is nothing in NFL terms. Sure, they could use it for a Jackson type, but then they would be strapped going forward into the draft and over the next months as injuries and opportunities pop up. Be real. Jerry has spent his wad for better or worse and we have to live with it. I don't think they want Jackson anyway, but if they did they are not really in a position to sign a high priced player without leaving themselves exposed. Matthew Cohen 5pts @fast_eddie @Matthew Cohen While stranger things have happened, I tend to agree. As noted above, he's not a Coughlin player.On the other hand, the Giants signed one of the Bullygate linemen.Also, if Jackson wants to stick it to the Eagles - the Giants are his best landing spot.The Giants have only so more years with Eli and adding Jackson would again give them a top receiving trio. The last time they had that, they won a Super Bowl. fast_eddie 5pts @Matthew Cohen Doesn't matter, he's not coming.