[quote user="giantyankee1976"]he didn't touch it on First and ten though, seemed energetic and came across genuine in that he wants to be "here" (there) in Giants Blue.
I believe in the sub-par health of his body and look forward to seeing what he brings next year.
Same with Tuck, flozell really pulled a number with that weak *** tripping move.
Throw in a Healthy: AP, Kenny P, Jay, Cofield, Canty (still suspect in my eyes), Ross & Boley
Agree, GY76... but, I'm not so sure AP will be nearly as effective... which is one reason why most on these boards are calling for LB's in the draft. I love AP and what he has done for us, but he lost a step on the '08 season. By the time '10 rolls around he may have lost 2 steps. He is the general out there and no one, as yet, seems ready to pick up that slack.</P>
I'm a bit concerned about Kenny P. I've read some bad things about people being able to return full speed with his kind of injury. We'll just have to wait and see... but, he may be in an Osi position where he can perform in 2010, but not nearly to his old standards.</P>
And, what you said before about guys playing for their pay is true. But, playing with emotion is critical in football. Moreso than for any other sport. You can do your job and go through the motions, but it's that extra bit of hustle and flying to the ball and attitude that is missing. That kind of thing is contagious, and can come from a fiery coach. If the coach is mellow, like Sheridan seemed to be, then you need it from some of the players out there. In LT and Carson's time that was never a problem because they would instill the fire, and demand it of the rest of the guys. We don't have that knd of leader out there. AP, as knowledgeable as he is, and a good coach on the field, just isn't that type either. </P>