On Benigno and Roberts, he's talked about being a man and admitting his mistake last year about not being all in with Coach Coughlin and what the team was trying to do like he is now.
I've always liked this guy's honesty. No one else knows all he's been through in life, but he is determined to speak his mind as best he can and to learn from the times he puts his foot in mouth.
The net result is seeing a guy who is maturing into a good football player and perhaps more important, a good teammate.
There's much to be said for this "all in" attitude. The closeness that these players have now, specifically because of having gone through some tough times together this year and survived it, is something to behold.
In a strange way, adversity has become a friend for having come through it and grown from it. Many posters here have been brutally nasty and would, if they had the power, have blown up this team many times this year.
It's a great life lesson that so many posters here may never get. The Antrel of last season could have jumped ship this year, but he didn't, The result is substantial growth and a boon for the Giants as a team.
These are the kind of lessons that I enjoy learning from professional team sports, and most particularly am thankful to have become a lifelong fan of a values based organization.
I'd encourage you to listen to the interview from WFAN podcast page from today if you didn't hear it.