Fan Poll: Was letting Tuck go a mistake?

All good things come to an end. Yesterday, longtime Giant DE Justin Tuck decided to take the riches of the West Coast by signing a two year, $11 million deal with the Oakland Raiders.

Should the Giants have kept him?

Tuck says he gave the Giants a chance to match but it obviously wasn’t enough.

The Daily News Live panel discusses whether the Giants made a mistake in letting Justin Tuck go sign with the Oakland Raiders.

I personally felt he wold return for maybe two years, $6 million or something along those lines. The Giants would liked to have kept Tuck, but his history of injuries and the down years of 2011 and 2012 kept their offer low.

Your thoughts…..




6 comments
greekgod
greekgod

It was a good thing he went to the Raiders...Reese is no dummy about him letting him go due to his non playing days last year....he came on the latter part of the year to create interest in other teams and Coughlin and Reese knew it along with the f ans.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

I'm perfectly fine with the move for all involved. That price for was way too rich for the Giants blood at this point in Tuck's career once sentimentality is taken out of the equation as it should be. Tuck already has 2 rings and has been a class act so I have no problem with him wanting to cash in on most likely his last big pay day and he did so going to a bad team in the AFC West as an added bonus. The Raiders have a TON of cap room and were at the bottom of a division where the other 3 teams all made the playoffs and they can use all the help they can get even if they have to overpay especially for a guy who's a winner, leader and good guy to boot like Tuck.

JamesWS
JamesWS

It's the right decision. Tuck simply isn't worth the coin at this point. But I'm happy for him to get one last pay day and to finish his career in a warmer weather climate. Not a terrible way to go out. He's already a champion.

Todd Loy
Todd Loy

I think it was the right move. I can't name a player that has left the Giants and moved on to to do great things with another team (Shockey, Boss, Smith,Osi...) they just kind of fade into obscurity. I would have liked Tuck to retire a Giant but they did the right thing letting him walk.

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

If you could guarantee that we would have seen the Tuck of the past 6 months instead of the one that was here for the prior 2 and a half years - then yes.


But he has been hurt and underperformed for a number of years now, and with cap space being as precious as it is - $11 million over 2 years is too much of a risk to tie up on Tuck.


I hope he is awesome in Oakland, but it was the right move


Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

Giants made the right decision on letting Tuck go. 2 years at $11M would have been too much for them to retain him. There are still plenty of players left in FA and lets not forget the draft that the Giants can go get and fill his shoes. Tuck is no way near the player he once was and it was time to go