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coachjdc
03-02-2012, 10:18 PM
Got to visit/tour the Timex Performance Center today.

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The Director of Pro Personnel, Dave Gettleman, was my O-Line Coach 30 years ago when I was in HS. Since I didnít get to see him in Albany this past summer for the 1st time in 13 years and because I hadnít seen the new facilities yet, I arranged to take the day off and head down to New Rutherford. Last time I toured the old facilities Fassel was the Coach and Jerry Reese was Daveís Assistant!

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This is in the front entry way (between the outside doors and the lobby doors)

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Any of you find yourself? As you enter the lobby the reception desk is to the right

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(on the wall behind the reception desk)

And to the left is the trophy case:

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Not to worry, the most recent Lombardi is very popular and was out making the public roundsÖ

XXI
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XXV
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XLII
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Where XLVI will reside:
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As you continue through the lobby, there are stairs to the offices to the left and straight ahead toward the rear is the cafeteria. The Cafeteria looks out on two full 100-yard grass fields. To the left of the fields is the large indoor field facility and along the other side of that building is a 60-yard Field Turf field.

As you move from the cafeteria toward the large indoor facility, there is a rather large theater/team film room that also serves as the Offense meeting room. There are a series of coachesí and position meeting rooms, as well as a large one for the Defense.

Next comes the locker room:

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Itís shaped like a football and there are names & dates of players of renown around the soffit:

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The only real LT:

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Eliís House:

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And look who just finished a workout:

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Got the chance to meet & chat with Kiwi! What a nice young man. He talked at length about what a thrill winning a championship in his home town was, especially after his injury and fearing his career might be over. He said as the confetti was coming down he thought about being a HS player and dreaming of playing at the Coltsí stadium and of winning a Super Bowl. For that all to come together was overwhelming.

Moving on to the medical & training facilities then the weigh room:

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Very large and impressive.

Part of the facilityís extensive video system:

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Then finally, picture-wise:

ALL IN
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As we headed back through the lobby to go up to Daveís office, Justin Tuck had come in, but was with a video crew, so I got to see him, but not meet him. I also saw Coach Coughlin around the offices, but didnít get the chance to meet him.

Dave showed me how their computer/video/scouting report system works. Very impressive technology. He and his staff had spent the morning doing formal evaluations on all the Giant UFAs. He did not share the results of those evals and even if he did, I would not share them here LOL

I will share one little piece of ďinside info.Ē He was not aware of Plaxicoís recent declaration that the Giants wanted him back but he didnít want to go, but Dave did confirm that. He said that if they could have worked something out, the Giants would have signed him, which kind of surprised me. But he did go on to say, as we all know, that it worked out for the best because it allowed Cruz to emerge and shine.

Well, hope you enjoyed the tour. I sure did.

GmenFan1980
03-02-2012, 10:22 PM
You got to meet Kiwi?

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Great pictures, Thanks for sharing :)

titwio
03-02-2012, 10:22 PM
Very cool....How much do they charge you?

Drystt
03-02-2012, 10:24 PM
Good God I am so jealous. Thanks man. I enjoyed the insight.

TheBookOfEli
03-02-2012, 10:38 PM
Wow, how did you get a tour? Close connections?

gmen46
03-02-2012, 11:43 PM
coachjcd--
It's posts like this one that really make this forum. Great job, we all are jealous, and thanks for the tour!

coachjdc
03-02-2012, 11:56 PM
coachjcd--
It's posts like this one that really make this forum. Great job, we all are jealous, and thanks for the tour!

Thank you, gmen46 Glad I could share


Wow, how did you get a tour? Close connections?

yes, a former coach works in the FO


Very cool....How much do they charge you?

not open to the public
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Forgot another sighting: as we were heading up the stairs to the offices, Jerry Reese was coming down the stairs. He was on his way out and had an armful of binders. Just said "hi"
I've met him a couple times back when he was the Assistant Director of Pro-Player Personnel.

Tuckit91
03-02-2012, 11:57 PM
You lucky person you!!

C1010
03-03-2012, 01:32 AM
Very nice and thanks for sharing. Very jealous, you got to meet Kiwi, awesome player.

BigAzzuro
03-03-2012, 02:09 AM
thank you very much for sharing.

that was really cool.

frantlj
03-03-2012, 02:31 AM
Very awesome! Thanks for sharing the "behind the scenes" photos. And, yes, I am jealous too!

WE ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!!!!

PIERCEnumber58rules
03-03-2012, 03:38 AM
Cool stuff! I met Kiwi (well, got his autograph anyway!) at training camp in 2008. I couldn't get over how tall and lanky he seemed. Brady was right about our DE's- theyre very tall and got long arms! That's cool that he's already in there working out. Was he the only guy? I wonder what the rest of the team is doing. Thanks for sharing your story with us. It was very descriptive. I felt like I was walking the halls with ya. Good pics too.

SweetZombieJesus
03-03-2012, 08:02 AM
Thank you so much for sharing that. I've always dreamed of walking through those doors.

GMENAGAIN
03-03-2012, 08:29 AM
Cool stuff. Thanks!

krygny
03-03-2012, 11:27 AM
Does anybody know if they're planning a draft day event at <font color="#000080"><u>GIANTS STADIUM</u></font> this year?

I went once several years ago but I don't think they've been having them the past few years.

Roosevelt
03-03-2012, 12:07 PM
Thanks for posting!

Dave's a nice guy. I've coached his daughter in softball and basketball, and I always looked forward to chatting with him at our games.

coachjdc
03-03-2012, 12:59 PM
Thanks for posting!

Dave's a nice guy.* I've coached his daughter in softball and basketball, and I always looked forward to chatting with him at our games.




He's one of the best. He only coached in Kingston for 3 years before going back to school & beginning his climb in the NFL and that was 30 years ago, yet after all these years we remain close. Talking yesterday, he remembers just about every play of every game and can reel off the names of kids he hasn't seen in over a quarter of a century. I'm blessed to have played for him and even more so to call him a friend.

coachjdc
03-03-2012, 01:04 PM
Cool stuff! I met Kiwi (well, got his autograph anyway!) at training camp in 2008. I couldn't get over how tall and lanky he seemed. Brady was right about our DE's- theyre very tall and got long arms! That's cool that he's already in there working out. Was he the only guy? I wonder what the rest of the team is doing. Thanks for sharing your story with us. It was very descriptive. I felt like I was walking the halls with ya. Good pics too.

yes, he is very tall (I'm 6'5" and you can see in the picture he's got me beat) and while not small, by any means, his height makes him appear slender. I was most amazed at how long his hands were.
He was the only player in the locker room and there were none in the weight room, but this was after 3:00 in the afternoon on Friday, I imagine there had been others in earlier in the day