The NFL free-agency frenzy is well underway, and the Giants have been pretty active this week. It’s a new episode of the “Blue Rush” podcast with NY Post football columnist Steve Serby and me to hopefully help you get through the coronavirus shutdown.
Serby and I open the show reacting to Tom Brady heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It still feels weird even saying that, but the two-decade era with the Patriots is over. Does Brady have a chance to win a title with the Bucs? Is it a bizarre pairing? We talk about the future for the Hall of Fame-bound quarterback and who might join him in Tampa.
We then react to the moves the Giants have made so far. Does Serby like the Blake Martinez signing? He believes Kyler Fackrell could be a good move for the price. We discuss the big James Bradberry signing and how he will be perfect for the Giants secondary, helping the young cornerbacks develop. We also talk about the need for offensive line help and a backup QB — would Matt Moore be the right fit? It was all-in-all a good start in free agency for Dave Gettleman and Big Blue.
NY Post Giants beat writer Paul Schwartz then drops by the podcast. Schwartz addresses the moves the Giants have made in free agency. Did they get Bradberry for the right price? He also talks about what the Giants might do at center, considering Spencer Pulley probably won’t be the starter. Schwartz looks at the secondary, saying the Giants probably will add another safety on the cheaper side. He breaks down the Leonard Williams situation: The team has plenty of time to decide what to do about his contract, especially with minicamps and offseason programs on hold. Schwartz also analyzes how much money Big Blue have left to spend after going into free agency with approximately $73 million.
Schwartz examines Gettleman’s approach in this free agency versus past Giants free-agency periods. He gives the Giants a B so far in free agency and hammers home that they still have work to do in the draft and the rest of the offseason.
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