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New York Giants’ Antrel Rolle Wins 12th Annual George Young Good Guy Award

January 17th, 2013 at 8:45 AM
By Dan Benton

New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle has been named the winner of the 12th Annual George Young Good Guy Award. The award, which is named after late Giants General Manager George Young, is given to the player who works best with and is most freely available to the teams' daily beat writers.

Tight end Martellus Bennett finished second in the voting, while defensive tackle Chris Canty finished third. Nine other players also received votes.

Previous winners of the award include wide receiver Victor Cruz (2011), defensive tackle Barry Cofield (2010), defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka (2009), quarterback Eli Manning (2008), defensive end Justin Tuck (2007), wide receiver Plaxico Burress (2006), running back Tiki Barber (2005), quarterback Kurt Warner (2004), wide receiver Ike Hilliard (2003), quarterback Kerry Collins (2002) and offensive lineman Lomas Brown (2001).

Players can only win the award once in their Giants career, so all previous winners are ineligible to receive votes.


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3 Responses to “New York Giants’ Antrel Rolle Wins 12th Annual George Young Good Guy Award”

  1.  Krow says:

    I wonder who would finish last ?

  2.  GOAT56 says:

    Interesting discusion on Boley. I would dump Boley because I feel by next year Paysinger and/or Williams will be as good as Boley. Or at least very close and the extra 3 mil of so that he’s due makes him expendable. While our LB depth overall may be weak, at WLB I think we have good depth with Paysinger and Williams behind Boley. Boley and Blackburn have been valued in part because they have great knowledge of the defense. But after finishing 31st how much is that really worth? Not much IMO. Especially since both are on the cusp if not already starting to decline. I think it’s time to give our 3rd year guys a chance to start. We should also sign a vet free agent with the ability to play MLB and SLB. Ellerbee and Brinkley I think we very good suggestions from the other day. They bring increased athleticism from Blackburn. I think Rivers can be brought back on a prove it deal but should be paid more than 1.5-2 mil.

    I think we really need to address LB through the draft in rounds 1-3 an add a MLB/SLB prospect. And a later round WLB propect. I was against LB in previous years but seeing some of the oung 2-3 round LBs like Wagner and the TB kid I have changed my view.

  3.  GOAT56 says:

    You don’t keep Diehl simple because cutting him will create dead money. That dead money is a sunk cost. It’s more can he be replaced by a better player. At some point you have to leave trusted declining vets. Now seems to be the right time with Diehl.

    Canty and Webster are a lot more complicated. Renegotiating with them involving an extension either creates dead money or locks those players up for lower than accostum salaries for several years. I think both Canty and Webster believe they can have bounce back years. So while they might be willing to take a 2013 pay cut I don’t see them wanted to be locked in for a few years at a lower salary. It will be interesting.

    If we did end up parting way with both players I think we need vet free agents to replace them. But I think a young vet is the way to go. For a Webster replacement that should cost good money but not Carr type money is Keenan Lewis from Pitt. Lewis played very well for Pitt this year. Pitt is already paying Taylor a lot and have a 3rd CB they like so Lewis liek a KP might just be a player they can’t afford to keep. For a Canty replacement I like Sammie Hill from Detroit. Hill is now the 3rd DT with 2 recent DT picked in the first round. But when Hill has played he has been good he the size we need as a run stuffer.

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