In his five seasons as Giants general manager, Jerry Reese has grown accustomed to the scrutiny and second guesses his decision-making attracts. His response is usually the same: it's all part of a plan.
He has two Super Bowl rings to show that the plan has worked. But his latest decision to waive Jake Ballard backfired when the Patriots unexpectedly claimed the TE yesterday and he admitted it this morning in an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio.
"Yes we thought that he would clear," Reese told Bob Papa and Amani Toomer. "It's rare but it’s not the first time something like that has happened. It's disappointing for us that we didn't get him back. He did a tremendous job for us and we hope he gets well soon and that he can finish his career, whether it’s with New England or whatever team he ends up with. It was disappointing, but that does happen, every blue moon."