Excerpt: "Two pairs of eyes trained on Will Hill, as if trying to peek into the deepest corners of his soul. And suddenly, the talkative, confident safety didn’t feel so confident at all.
He desperately wanted to impress Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and safeties coach David Merritt in this late-spring meeting, wanted to show that he could help the Super Bowl champs. But at this moment, at this time, he needed to deal with his sordid past, explaining the Twitter meltdown and the marijuana suspension and the attitude that had disappointed so many scouts a year ago.
He thought about deflecting blame, as he’d done so many times before.
No. Not this time.
“I put everything on the line, just told them the truth,” he says. “I said, ‘I’m trying to come here to work and to help this team. I’m not gonna be a problem. I won’t be a distraction.’" Read more...