GIANTS' TUCK WON'T DUCK TALK OF "DYNASTY"
"Justin Tuck did not back off the “dynasty’’ comments he made at last week’s
championship ring ceremony, continuing to claim the Giants — who have two Super
Bowl victories in a four-year span — can attain that lofty status.
“Why wouldn’t I feel that way?’’ Tuck said yesterday. “I don’t need to be
playing the game if I’m not thinking about winning the championship every year.
I feel very confident in this team’s talent and this coaching staff and we have
that shot. We do have a shot at it.’’
Coach Tom Coughlin did not exactly embrace the “dynasty’’ talk, but he didn’t
shoot it down, either.
“I would say this: I think we must raise the bar for our own performance,
whether it be in the meetings, on the practice field, on the game field,’’
Coughlin said. “That’s what I’d like to see. I’d like to see everyone come in
here — the young players, the new players — [and] understand the New York Giants
championship culture ... and try to raise the level of how we do everything so
that it is championship level.’’