4 offseason mistakes the NY Giants will regret
By Zach Wolpin
3. NY should have re-signed Elijhaa Penny
The fullback position is one that does not get a lot of love in the NFL. The players are versatile in so many ways and do a lot more than just block. That is why fans were not a fan of Schoen and the Giants letting Elijhaa Penny become a free agent. Obviously, Schoen and Daboll were not around to watch him play four years for the Giants and they did not see Penny as a part of the team’s future. He’s still a free agent.
Again, FBs do the gritty work and don’t get a lot of praise. Penny was a player who was more than fine with that. He was reliable and consistent the four years he had in New York. During his five year-career, he has appeared in at least 16 games in three of those campaigns.
Penny was a well-rounded fullback. He did a lot of things well, and was not a one-trick pony. Special teams was another area where Penny was valuable. Again, like fullback, special teams in general is an area that does not get enough praise. Everyone knows the name of the second string wide receiver, but never the player who grinds every week just to be lucky enough to play special teams in the NFL. Penny will be hard to replace, but fans trust Schoen to make the right decision.