None of us knows the kind of work Tuck puts in behind the scenes -- in the weight room, the meeting rooms, in practice, in the offseason workouts, etc. All I am saying is that to say that a great Giants Champion isn't giving his full effort simply because he only had 4 sacks this year doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
The guy has earned the benefit of the doubt. In my opinion, his body is not capable of producing on an every down basis anymore. Nothing to do with a lack of effort.
I really hope that Justin Tuck does go out and prepare this offseason and give it his when he comes back. It would be great motivation for our young players.
My old 1SG used to state that "you always lead by example, just make sure to set the right one." Lets hope Justin Tuck sets the right one. our team sure could use it.
tuck has the ability to be an all pro run dfender. he has the ability to be an all pro pass rusher. imo, he no longer has the ability to be both. his body just isnt holding up. JR/TC need to figure how using Tuck helps the team to the best chance of winning; as strictly a 1rst and 2nd down DE to play the run, or strictly as that osi type pass rush specialist...
when he was used like osi had been used the past couple years vs philly week 17, tuck had his best game in 2 yrs, so imo, there actually still is a way we can get tuck back to an all pro level...only it will be in one aspect and not as a complete DE