Not trading for Kam Chancellor could leave many people inside the New York Giants organization jobless next season. Being conservative is not an option anymore.
They aren’t a low self-esteem franchise like the Miami Dolphins or Washington Redskins, who try to fill their holes by spending big money in free agency.
Instead, through structure, culture, and coaching, they mold their roster around players that fit what they’re trying to accomplish through the draft.
They never look for a big-time player to be a savior.
They need to shake that mantra when it comes to trading for Seattle Seahawks safety, Kam Chancellor.
Recent reports have suggested the team is interested in trading for Chancellor. The leader of what is called the “Legion of Boom” in the Seahawks secondary. And one of the more physically imposing players in the game.
Sources telling me the Giants and Seahawks have discussed a potential Kam Chancellor trade. Tho the sides do remain far apart on a deal.
— Shaun Morash (@MrazCBS) September 5, 2015
It’s one thing if the team’s offensive line was solidified, and their pass rush was stable, with the ability to hide decencies elsewhere.
But that’s not the case.
Right now, the team lacks any stability at the safety position. Trading draft picks for current players has never been the team’s M.O., but sometimes straying away from the status quo is okay.
It’s simply not good enough in a league where teams are throwing the football as often as they are.
I’m not the overreaction type of person, and I totally understand the team’s strategy of seeing how a less expensive and unproven player can fill a role. But this team hasn’t been to the playoffs in three seasons. Another year without a playoff appearance, and this regime is over.
Tom Coughlin will be gone, as will Jerry Reese.
This defense clearly lacks an ego, toughness, and identity.
Chancellor would fit perfectly in Steve Spagnuolo’s defense, being able to roam the field and play up in the box like a linebacker. Almost like what Antrel Rolle had done with the team for years.
His numbers aren’t flashy regarding turnovers, but his physicality is what this defense lacked last season. Tackling was an issue, especially in the run game last year.
Ranking 30th in the league against the run, and 29th in the league in yards allowed per game.
Sometimes a change in attitude can mean the world, wether on a football field, or an office job. This defense just seems to lack an identity, and when Jon Beason isn’t on the field – which injuries have caused – it’s lifeless.
Chancellor brings the “it” factor to the table.
You saw Steve Weatheford’s goodbye video, right? Players like to play for the Giants. It’s a first-class organization. Even with the team’s recent struggles, it’s a proud organization in which players come to win.
Giving up a second-round pick seems doable. I could definitely see a player like Damontre Moore being dealt in a deal like this, considering the potential is there but it has yet to be harnessed with the team.
That’s what would be holding the deal back at the moment.
Chancellor does have three-years remaining on his contract, but is currently holding out.
If there’s one huge need on this team it’s in the secondary. Reese and Coughlin have no time to wait around. A deal needs to be done. Giving up high draft picks shouldn’t be out of the question at this point.
A secondary with Collins, Meriweather and Brown could be a recipe for disaster. Being conservative and sticking with their current options could leave many people without a job next season.
Change the status quo, New York.
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