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GreenZone
01-09-2012, 01:44 AM
Just finally got it yesterday. Hard to put it down. David told the inside the amazing supernatural story behind the catch and his growth in faith that lead up to it.

The philosophy of "All in" is definitely something gained from the 2007 season.

Here's a key excerpt that relates to today, and some of what Tyree was undoubtedly there to stress this past week concerning the turnaround in '07 after the team started 0-2.

<font size="1" color="#000080" face="Verdana">"Coach Coughlin did not just identify the problem; he did something about it. He implemented a leadership committee that consisted of five offensive and five defensive veteran players. These players met with Coach Coughlin to discuss issues concerning the players and the coaches.

"The ten players chosen acted as mediators between the players and Coach Coughlin. He gave the leadership committee his expectations, and they relayed them to the team. This committee also relayed the players' concerns back to Coach Coughlin. All communication gaps were closed, and everyone knew what was expected of them. There was no room for excuses. Coach Coughlin's plan changed the atmosphere within our team. A closeness that I had never witnessed over the years manifested itself on and off of the field. Better player-to-player and coach-to-player relationships were created. Everyone noticed the difference, and we liked it. The guys on the team were hanging out with each other after work. The great thing about the change was that we did not have to deal with any superegos.

"The 2006 season was disappointing-a player even verbally bashed Coach Coughlin and Eli Manning on national television. There was none of that in the 2007 season. It was all about the team, and we could feel the power of our unity. We did not have any ball hogs on our offensive lineup, and the defensive linemen worked together like one big wall that did not give an opposing quarterback a chance. Coach Coughlin's appointed council of players also dealt with novice athletes and the problems they had with their discipline and performance requirements. The veteran players imparted wisdom into the younger players, and the entire team seemed to be on point. The leaders were leading, and the ones who were supposed to follow were following.

"The results were that fewer players got in trouble with discipline issues and infractions of the law. We also got to know a Coach Coughlin that we had not seen before. Everyone noticed how he began to deal with us differently. The change was for the good. A world championship cannot be won without teamwork. The word that comes to my mind when I think of teamwork is selflessness. Selflessness requires a person to lay aside his own agenda to submit to the greater good of what he is involved in. Real teamwork shows itself when every team member does his part. Each one must have the overall vision and the tenacity to press into the goal. We began to experience this selflessness among us as the weeks went by. We finally played as one-one team on the way to victory."</font>

David Tyree with Kimberly Daniels. More Than Just The Catch: A true story of courage, hope, and achieving the impossible (Kindle Locations 1110-1111). Kindle Edition.

It is available at Amazon for $5.30 book (new) $4.77 Kindle or a few pennies for a used book.

There is so much about faith and this team from Wellington Mara to his son John, to Coach Coughlin and David Tyree that we cannot talk about here for obvious reasons.

But the education in the greater meaning of this existence that can be gained from Tyree's life experience, the predictions that were made by others about his event, even the dream of his former H.S. coach were all rather stunning and must read material for all Giants fans.

You can't go wrong in getting this book. We are more than fortunate to have David Tyree as a member of the New York Giants family.

CTLadyBlue
01-09-2012, 08:45 AM
Just finally got it yesterday. Hard to put it down. David told the inside the amazing supernatural story behind the catch and his growth in faith that lead up to it.

The philosophy of* "All in" is definitely something gained from the 2007 season.

Here's a key excerpt that relates to today, and some of what Tyree was undoubtedly there to stress this past week concerning the turnaround in '07 after the team started 0-2.

<font color="#000080" face="Verdana" size="1">"Coach Coughlin did not just identify the problem; he did something about it. He implemented a leadership committee that consisted of five offensive and five defensive veteran players. These players met with Coach Coughlin to discuss issues concerning the players and the coaches.

"The ten players chosen acted as mediators between the players and Coach Coughlin. He gave the leadership committee his expectations, and they relayed them to the team. This committee also relayed the players' concerns back to Coach Coughlin. All communication gaps were closed, and everyone knew what was expected of them. There was no room for excuses. Coach Coughlin's plan changed the atmosphere within our team. A closeness that I had never witnessed over the years manifested itself on and off of the field. Better player-to-player and coach-to-player relationships were created. Everyone noticed the difference, and we liked it. The guys on the team were hanging out with each other after work. The great thing about the change was that we did not have to deal with any superegos.

"The 2006 season was disappointing-a player even verbally bashed Coach Coughlin and Eli Manning on national television. There was none of that in the 2007 season. It was all about the team, and we could feel the power of our unity. We did not have any ball hogs on our offensive lineup, and the defensive linemen worked together like one big wall that did not give an opposing quarterback a chance. Coach Coughlin's appointed council of players also dealt with novice athletes and the problems they had with their discipline and performance requirements. The veteran players imparted wisdom into the younger players, and the entire team seemed to be on point. The leaders were leading, and the ones who were supposed to follow were following.

"The results were that fewer players got in trouble with discipline issues and infractions of the law. We also got to know a Coach Coughlin that we had not seen before. Everyone noticed how he began to deal with us differently. The change was for the good. A world championship cannot be won without teamwork. The word that comes to my mind when I think of teamwork is selflessness. Selflessness requires a person to lay aside his own agenda to submit to the greater good of what he is involved in. Real teamwork shows itself when every team member does his part. Each one must have the overall vision and the tenacity to press into the goal. We began to experience this selflessness among us as the weeks went by. We finally played as one-one team on the way to victory."</font>

David Tyree with Kimberly Daniels. More Than Just The Catch: A true story of courage, hope, and achieving the impossible (Kindle Locations 1110-1111). Kindle Edition.

*It is available at Amazon for $5.30 book (new)* $4.77 Kindle or* a few pennies for a used book.

There is so much about faith and this team from Wellington Mara to his son John, to Coach Coughlin and David Tyree that we cannot talk about here for obvious reasons.

But the education in the greater meaning of this existence that can be gained from Tyree's life experience, the predictions that were made by others about his event, even the dream of his former H.S. coach were all rather stunning and must read material for all Giants fans.

You can't go wrong in getting this book. We are more than fortunate to have David Tyree as a member of the New York Giants family.





I'll go one better - read Coughlin's book 'A Season To Believe In'. AWESOME insight into this man and chronicling his thoughts and feelings throughout the season and into the playoffs/superbowl

GreenZone
01-09-2012, 12:37 PM
I'll go one better - read Coughlin's book 'A Season To Believe In'. AWESOME insight into this man and chronicling his thoughts and feelings throughout the season and into the playoffs/superbowl

Nice suggestion. But when Tyree's H.S. Coach sees the catch in advance in a dream... the Tyree story is one that transcends football and really has to get you thinking about what this is all about. Understandably, the coach indicated he was freaked out for the next three days!

I'm wondering if some of the same forces are playing into things this year.