I don't usually comment here, since I actually read your articles in something called a newspaper (Jay Marriotti may take notice), but you provoked me into it.
As I read this article, I got some good laughs.
Trading Shockey not work out? Ok, lets put aside the personality effect on Eli and the team. He dropped passes, bitched about having to block so much, and played all out all the time so that he kept getting hurt. How many games are the Giants actually losing him for? Sure, the Giants lost talent, but may they have become a better team with his loss? Especially considering his persona and the draft picks the Giants received.
And as for asking Jerry Reese if he'd call Stahan later... who'd ever answer yes to a question like that??? Would Parcells have told you the truth on something that may happen down the road? Its like asking someone if they might get back together with their ex who dumped them, or asking Putin if he had ulterior motives in invading Georgia. There's no yes to that question.
I appreciate you asked Jerry Reese (hope you passed on that he has fans himself), but I think the only indicator that could exist would be Strahan's workouts. If he picks up a bit, then he may be leaving open the possibility of coming back. If he keeps it light, he won't come back.
And I don't think Strahan is coming back, I just think he might.
You're always good for news and analysis, its nice when I also get a couple of chuckles from a writer I respect so much. Thanks, Bob.