The 2019 trade deadline came and went at 4pm est on Tuesday with no movement from Big Blue. There was not doubt that Dave Gettleman handled the phones today about Janoris Jenkins, Alec Ogletree and others but there was nothing to discuss at the end of the day.
The Giants did make an official announcement about yesterday’s trade for Leonard Williams with the Jets. Williams has started all eight games for Gang Green and will join a core group of young talent on the defensive front.
He spoke with Giants.com earlier today about coming over from the Jets and discussed how much a trade like this is easier on the system.
“That definitely makes the adjustment a lot easier,” he said. “If I had to be traded, it makes it a lot easier that I don’t have to pack a bag and move to a whole new city overnight. I’m still right up the street, I don’t have to change my area code or anything like that. I came right down here this morning, just a quick 30-minute drive, I’m still in the same area, still in New York. That definitely helps the adjustment.”
WIlliams did mention to Michael Eisen he was stunned about the move, but is looking to make the best of being on the other side of New York.
“I still was a little bit shocked because I got drafted there,” Williams said. “I know we have a new G.M. (Joe Douglas), so I knew it was still a possibility. Mentally, I was still preparing myself, but I didn’t know if it was going to happen or not. I also didn’t know it would happen with the Giants. I think that’s a big help not to have to go to a new city.
There were talks of Janoris Jenkins, Nate Solder and Alec Ogletree getting moved but no move came about. The Williams move came a little bit of a shocker as the team seemed more of a seller then a buyer.
At this point the team is 2-6 and the focus should continue to be to build on the youth that management has invested in. A lot of people and insiders felt two picks was a lot to give up at this point.
Though these types of decisions are above our pay grades.. we have the job of over thinking and over analyzing. Let’s all do what we do best.