Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Shock to the System

Jeremy Shockey isn't retiring, but now that he is leaving the New York scene, it is time for Mike and the Mad Dog to assess his time in the Meadowlands:

Dog: I can't go too crazy about the Giants losing Shockey. His best years are behind him.

Mike: With the injuries and the mouth, he wasn't worth it. There's a new Boss in town now.

Dog: Kevin Boss has only 118 receiving yards for his career. Before we anoint him the next Mark Bavaro, could we see him play a full season? One injury and the Giants will have to rip the microphone out of Howard Cross' hands and suit him up. Be fair, Mike. 4 Pro Bowls, 27 TDs in 83 games here for Shockey.

Mike: His time in New York will be defined by the drop against the Niners and when he failed to show up for his weekly spot with us, his rookie year.

Dog: What about the leaping catch over Brian Dawkins?

Mike: I could have caught that. And could you celebrate a touchdown without all the yapping? I'm through with him. Give me the Boss man.

1 comment:

redeye said...

I'm not quite sure how to feel about this one. They lost a great blocker and a decent pass-catcher. He had some 10-catch games, but he had even more 5-drop games. But the simple facts are that he was a disruptive personality who thought he was bigger than the team, he can never stay healthy, he didn't want to be there anymore, and the team showed they can win without him. We'll see what Boss becomes; maybe they'll pick a veteran TE off the scrap heap.

No doubt Mike thinks his negative opinions toward Shockey helped lead to his being traded. "Giants fans, when you see Shockey on crutches standing on the New Orleans sideline in Week 4 and jawing at the fans, you can thank yours truly for getting him shipped away."