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Osi plans to stay "really quiet" in offseason

Posted on: February 20, 2012 11:27 pm
Edited on: February 20, 2012 11:28 pm
 
UmenyioraBy Josh Katzowitz

Osi Umenyiora almost had a nasty breakup with the Giants before the beginning of 2011. With two years left on his contract that would pay him $3.125 million for 2011 and $3.975 million for 2012, Umenyiora wanted an extension and a raise, but the Giants declined to do so.

Then, they said he could seek a trade before the organization changed its mind, and eventually, Umenyiora underwent arthroscopic surgery that kept him out of the season’s first three games.

Luckily for both sides, Umenyiora played well once he returned, and the Giants won the Super Bowl.

And Umenyiora isn’t looking for a fight this offseason, telling Sirius XM NFL Radio (via the NY Daily News) that he plans to be “really quiet.”

He still wants a long-term deal, but he’s not going to push for it publicly any more.

“I ain’t going to say nothing,” Umenyiora said. “I don’t need that.”

No, because it got pretty nasty last offseason, especially when he claimed that Giants general manager Jerry Reese reneged on a promise to pay him. Umenyiora also expressed regret signing a six-year deal as a rookie, because “things in the NFL change so fast.”

For now, though, Umenyiora will sit and wait to see if the Giants make a move toward trying to pay him more money.

“I could see things going either way,” he said. “I could see where they would want to keep me. I could see where they would want to trade me. I am going into the last year of my deal, so they might want to get some value back.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to stay here and finish out my career, but it’s a business and they’re going to do what’s best for them, and I have to try to do what’s best for me.”

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Comments

Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 7:40 am
 

Osi plans to stay "really quiet" in offseason

How bitter are you? Christ dude, if you had any skill that was worth between $3 million and $10 million, should we begrudge you for seeking the higher value? Of he blows out his knee and his career ends when the giants release him, he'll sure wish he'd gotten paid then... So, go for itOsi, u earned it



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 7:37 am
 

Osi plans to stay "really quiet" in offseason

And your thoughts on deshean Jackson are? If osi is classless and a hood rat, I can't wait to hear your spin on deshean and Vick.


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Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 7:24 am
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Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:18 pm
 

Osi plans to stay "really quiet" in offseason

these guys are such clowns, take your money and shut up, collect your almost 4 mill plus and play football, knowone feels sorry
for you dumb ass osi



Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:14 pm
 

Osi plans to stay "really quiet" in offseason

Sadly a quiet offseason for the typical NFL player these days tends to mean either a DUI, Incident in a Night Club, or alot of talk from their Agent about a "new deal."




Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 1:43 pm
 

Osi plans to stay "really quiet" in offseason

Fat chance this is the last we've heard from Osi. Who makes a statement to say they have no intention of saying anything? If it's true though - thank you Osi.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 12:00 pm
 

Osi plans to stay "really quiet" in offseason

that's a really good idea. all you do by making outlandih statements is make yourself and the team look bad.



Since: Dec 26, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 10:52 am
 

Osi plans to stay "really quiet" in offseason

Osi was very vocal last offseason about the Giants not living up to a verbal agreement. Now was the agreement 'real'? Did Osi misunderstand a conversation where the GM said "If all goes well this year maybe we can talk next" for "If you pay well we will renegotiate next year"? Was Osi or the Giants lieing? We the people will never know.

Hard truth is Osi would be a defensive front star on most teams in the NFL but on the Giants he is 3rd best. JPP is a better pass rusher, JPP defends the run better, Tuck defends the run better than JPP and Osi combined. I like Osi, I'd love to see him stay but I expect the Giants to trade him this offseason rather than have him play and go on the open market next year.



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: February 21, 2012 10:51 am
 

Osi plans to stay "really quiet" in offseason

I think 99% of writers are slanters.  Excellent post.



Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:51 am
 

Osi plans to stay "really quiet" in offseason

Wow, I listened to him live on the radio on 2/20. He is a gentelman and put the business of football into perspective.
Had I just read this story, would think there is tension between the player and management.

Long time ago my friend told me you can write the news or slant the news.



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