Tuck purchases ad in NYDN to say goodbye to NY

Former Giant defensive captain Justin Tuck purchased an ad in Sunday’s New York Daily News. Tuck signed a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders last week after serving nine years as a DE for Giants.

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Photo/image courtesy of the New York Daily News




14 comments
Jaison Koonankeil
Jaison Koonankeil

It's a shame Giants didn't keep him out of loyalty. Now they are really going to be hurting cause JPP's back just isn't the same, and he had that bad shoulder injury. Giants better start looking at defensive players. They keep focusing on receivers

Billy Suede
Billy Suede

class act by a class act. the guy won his rings and now wants his money. never going to hate a man for that.


see you at the induction into the ring of honour, #91

mcfly
mcfly

He helped us win two superbowls. At this point in his career I don't blame him for chasing the money. Good for him.

James Koenig
James Koenig

I understand tuck rather have the money he is already a millionaire. I wish I had 10 percent of what he has  Justin should know by now that the GIANTS are about winning championships. if TUCK  were smart enough he would know that the captain should be the first one to sacrifice a few million in order to put the team in a winning situation now that is what a real captain does. I would not bring him back either he is not setting a good example for the rest of the players.                                                                                                                                                                                          THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING AND NOTHING AT THE SAME

                                                       TIME.

rico
rico

I guess it's setting in that he's gotta go play for the Raiders, and he's homesick already.


Wish he took Reese's offer. We'll see Justin in a year or two for the retirement lap, maybe even a job with the G-men.  He's a New Yorker

Billy Suede
Billy Suede

@James Koenig  the player doesn't owe you a thing, much less an explanation. he fulfilled his contract and was a solid representative of the team. he doesn't have to give the giants a hometown discount when the team can turn around and cut him, no questions asked if he gets hurt or has another bad year. 



SNYGiants
SNYGiants moderator

 He signed a 2-yr, $11m deal with Oakland. The Giants offer was "disrespectful"...He said he would have taken 2 for $8m to stay. Apparently the Giants offer was for a lot less than that. Can't blame him for leaving. 


I don't know about you, but $5-6 million is lot of money. Can't blame him.

SNYGiants
SNYGiants moderator

@rico  The Giants offer was about half of what OAK offered, I'm guesiing

evolution
evolution

@SNYGiants  Can't blame him for taking the money, but to say the offer was disrespectful is ridiculous.  Let's be honest, the Raiders were the only team that was offering him more money than the Giants.  The Raiders were just so far under cap that they could spend that kind of money.  Aside for the second half of last season, what has Tuck done in the past 2 years to warrant the kind of salary he got from the Raiders?  He is obviously on a decline, and for the Giants to offer more than they did would not be a good business decision.


Again, I agree you can't blame him for taking the money, but the Giants offer was in no way disrespectful.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@jintsknix @SNYGiants@rico Agreed 100%.  He won 2 titles.  2 more than most players win.  He knew 2 years in Oakland at 11 million was the best deal he could get, and would probably be his last chance for a decent payday, so he took it.

The whole "disrespected" thing will be forgotten by mid-season, and will be definitely be a thing of the past when he signs that 1 day contract in 2016 to "retire a Giant".

jintsknix
jintsknix

@SNYGiants @rico  But tbhh(to be humbly honest) football is a brutal sport, you have to make the money when you can.