New York Giants GM Jerry Reese:Justin Tuck has not played well

A lot of coaches and general managers are camped out at the NFL Scouting Combine and using it as a press opportunity to get some things off their chest.

Justin Tuck

New York Giants GM Jerry Reese is one such person and he took his turn at the podium to share his thoughts on his defensive leader Justin Tuck.

According to the New York Post, Reese was forthcoming in both his words and his tone.

“Justin obviously hasn’t played as well as we think he can play and the kind of player he has shown to be in the past,” Reese said. “He knows that.”

Reese pointed to  “a long conversation” that took place between he and Tuck about his lackluster 2012 season in which he only tallied 27 tackles overall.

“He really wants to get back to the old Justin Tuck and be the player that we know him to be,” Reese said. “Hopefully he can get healthy and have a good offseason and get back to his old form.”

The 2013-14 season is the last season on his current contract.

Tuck is slated to earn $4.5 million.

Next off-season Tuck will be 30-years-old.

He does not need to play better to stay in New York, Tuck must reclaim his status as an elite player to remain in New York.

It’s appealing to think that he can test the free agency market.

Father Time and his see-saw stats will most likely halt a major payday in the open market.

Sound off.

  • Little Focker

    The Giant sucks.