Some notes from around the net....
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk asks out loud if JPP would have gotten a long term deal had he not blown a finger off in that July 4th fireworks mishap:
A five-year, $60 million offer had been on the table, which Pierre-Paul never would have accepted. At $14.813 million for 2015, Pierre-Paul would be eligible for a franchise tag of $17.775 million for 2016. That’s a two-year haul of $32.588 million, an average of nearly $16.3 million....A long-term deal for Pierre-Paul would have had to average roughly that same amount, with more than $32.588 million fully guaranteed at signing. So five years and $82.5 million would have been the magic number, with at last $35 million fully-guaranteed the moment Pierre-Paul put his name on the contract.
But with the Giants still in the dark about the extent of the injury and the length of the rehab - along with the possibility that JPP may never be the same - they couldn't offer JPP any type of long term deal at the July 15 deadline. And, until they get some kind of prognosis, they probably won't.
Former Cowboys' personnel guru Gil Brandt told SiriusXM's Zig Fracassi that the Giants offered him their GM job back in 1979.
Brandt obviously turned the Giants down and the team "settled" on George Young. It could have been a whole different story here in NY had Brandt taken the job. Who knows if Brandt would have taken Phil Simms OR Lawrence Taylor in the draft, or hired Bill Parcells as the head coach...
Brandt was very comfortable in Dallas, however, teaming up with GM Tex Schramm and head coach Tom Landry in a formidable triumvirate that reigned from 1960-1989 in Dallas. Coming to the Giants would have put enormous pressure on Brandt, and the way things were going here at the time, he quite possibly would have failed.
In hindsight, Young was the perfect choice. He displayed patience and discipline in his early years and compiled a team that consisted of some of the greatest players in Giants' history, bringing the franchise out of the dark ages and winning two Super Bowls