Justin Tuck feels disrespected by Giants

Justin Tuck signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Raiders, but not before giving the Giants a chance to counter. The Giants reportedly offered him two-years and $6 million.

“I understand the Giants have a lot of holes to fill. If they were trying to sign me before free agency hit, or at least were trying to communicate with us, then I probably would’ve took somewhere around a two-year deal, $8 million, somewhere around there,” Tuck said (Vacchiano, March 14).

Tuck said the Giants “made up my mind for me” with the offer and made him feel like the team “didn’t really want me at all.”


Read more: Ralph Vacchiano, New York Daily News

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

To quote Dick Cheney…”So…”

This is a business. Ask Patriots owner Bob Kraft about how he feels about his players, he’ll tell you that he loves them all. But when it comes to paying them past their prime, he’ll tell you that he still loves them. But he wont pay them any longer.




20 comments
Major Pain 0303
Major Pain 0303

See I love JT. I do. He was my favorite Giant next to Eli but he needs to just get over it. In 2008 the Giants gave him a 5 year 30 million dollar contract with 16 million guaranteed. Did he feel disprespected then? No he was very happy. The Giants made him a very rich man. Then he spends 2010-2012 and part of 2013 being a shell of the player who got that contract. Did the Giants cut him when he underperformed. No. They did what they almost always do they owned up to their end of the contract even though he hadn't and at one point was thinking about retiring. So he got paid 30 million dollars and now is a FA again. The Giants didn't tell him they would resign him. They said shop around and if u can find a better deal take it. So he did. As is his right. So be happy ur making more money, enjoy Cali, and we'll see u as a FA next year.

chasesimms
chasesimms

Thanks for the memories Tuck.  And enjoy your 2 -14 season with the biggest joke of a team in the NFL

Kevin Joseph Patrick
Kevin Joseph Patrick

I love Tuck, but I am not sad at all that he is gone. It may be a little weird not seeing him out there when the season comes around, but then again we haven't seen much of him the past 2 seasons. I've been very vocal about his "bounce-back" season & when & against whom he tallied his sacks. His best days are behind him & good teams don't make nogstalgic signings based upon past importance to a team. The Jets did that under Mike T & it got them nowhere. Chances are that he will be cut after this season & if he doesn't hang up his cleats, then maybe we can bring him back on a 1 year incentive laden deal so he can retire a Giant. Until then, enjoy your time in NFL purgatory.

McGeorge
McGeorge

Tuck was probably offered 3MM or 3.5, wanted more, and didn't get it.

He'll play a year for the Raiders and get cut.


He already has money, and would probably have enjoyed being with the Gianst than the Raiders.

Good Luck, Tuck.  Enjoy your last year (or 2)

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

Tuck needs to watch the GodFather *Part 1) one of the greatest quotes in any movie " it's not personal, it's business"    

Tuck should understand this more than any other player as he has been around long enough to know this.

rico
rico

I'd make an offer to Peppers. I know he's old too but he's still nasty.


Ekim Anrep
Ekim Anrep

Bottom line we can miss the playoffs the same way with him as without him, just now we can spread the 8 million he wanted the Giants to overpay him to fill many holes.  Why couldn't he just leave gracefully, what a tool.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

C--- E.D-S OFF the market....Buc's

Matthew Cohen
Matthew Cohen

Sad - he was a great Giant for many years.  The truth is that he was pretty subpar in 2011 and 2012 and had a bounceback in 2013.  There were all those quotes from him about seeing a movivational therapist.  The Giants averaged his performance over the past 3 years, factored in injury risk and decline at his age and made a bet.  It was a low offer but likely not an incorrect one.

hashburry
hashburry

So they didn't want you.  Why is that "disrespectful"?  He got paid.  Was made some offer that they felt was worth bringing him back.  He chose to chase the money to the worst franchise in the NFL.  Say thanks to the organization that treated you with respect for 9 years, paid you while you were hurt and unproductive, and gave you tremendous visibility, enough to land an embarrassing endorsement deal with Subway.  Stop whining.

rico
rico

I think Tuck already got the payoff from the Giants. Since the playoffs 3 years ago he had one brief period when he shined again and that was at the end of this season when the Giants were out of the playoffs and he made his "contract push".


We'll see him in 2 years back here saying "In my heart I'll always be a Giant"

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

And in two years, when he signs that one day contract to "Retire as a Giant" no one will remember this statement.

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Burn that bridge Tuck. Giants did right by you for the last 3 years when you couldn't sack a bag of potatoes. What an a$$. Brandon Myers, who the Giants basically wanted no part of, showed more class than tuck.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

Business is Business---

the RAIDERs OVERPAYed....

save the EMO,

for your SubWay Comercials...

ENJOY the RINGSSSSSSSS.....

God Bless-------------<><

Dave Rosenbluth
Dave Rosenbluth

As much as I love Tuck, he is like all athletes today who equate "respect" with number of $ they get.

I don't get that, but hey that's just me.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

@Matthew Cohen  

TUCK will ALWAYS be a GREAT, 2X SuperBowl Winning GIANT...

BTW,

should have LOST the Therapist line,

plenty of other stat's out there for you, 

Your Better than That ...

cj1786
cj1786

@Dave Rosenbluth I get it.  I would probably feel the same way.  But as they say, its a business and Jerry Reese's job is not to pay guys fro what they have done in the past, its to allocate the teams money to players he feel will help them win going forward.  It sucks, but GM's are paid to make the tough decisions. 

hashburry
hashburry

@SuperDuper @Peter Sinapi  Almost all of those came in a 3 week span when they were playing against the worst offenses in the league.  Window dressing.

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Dig deeper than that if you want to start this argument.

Dave Rosenbluth
Dave Rosenbluth

@cj1786 @Dave Rosenbluth  I am with you on it.  I think they don't want to spend big$ on guys past 30 if they can help it.  Plus in this case they have several holes to fill and have to spread that money around a bit.  At the money Giants were offering I would have been fine with him coming back, but not at Raider money