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Lawrence Tynes with an interesting tweet

Burt64 : 3/15/2019 10:01 am
yesterday:

Lawrence Tynes& #8207;
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12h12 hours ago

"There are two types of players in the NFL.

Players who love football and players who love what football gives them.

The locker room can spot both within days."

This quote basically sums up what we loved about the 80's and early 90's teams, you knew they loved football. interesting time to post this quote after the week the giants are having.
Agreed  
Big Blue '56 : 3/15/2019 10:03 am : link
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He's a kicker.  
BrettNYG10 : 3/15/2019 10:03 am : link
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RE: He's a kicker.  
Boy Cord : 3/15/2019 10:04 am : link
In comment 14339382 BrettNYG10 said:
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But heís right.
I don't think that's decade specific  
UConn4523 : 3/15/2019 10:04 am : link
the 2007-11 teams absolutely cared about football, but that's always how it looks when winning. Times have changed but generally speaking the teams that prep more will have more success, and that happens when you have a good culture with good coaching - we haven't had either in a while.
Tynes was a football player...  
AnnapolisMike : 3/15/2019 10:04 am : link
He just happened to be a kicker.
Love Tynes....  
ryanmkeane : 3/15/2019 10:05 am : link
should be in the ring of honor
It feels like a cloud that has been hanging over this organization  
Chris684 : 3/15/2019 10:05 am : link
has been lifted.

I wonder what happened this week to make it seem that way?
Well said.  
Blue21 : 3/15/2019 10:05 am : link
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RE: Love Tynes....  
section125 : 3/15/2019 10:07 am : link
In comment 14339393 ryanmkeane said:
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should be in the ring of honor


No. Good guy. Made a great kick, but he also missed two before that would have end the game in regular time.
RE: RE: He's a kicker.  
NYG007 : 3/15/2019 10:08 am : link
In comment 14339387 Boy Cord said:
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**HE IS A SUPERBOWL WINNING KICKER**


But heís right.
It's a bit of platitude  
madeinstars : 3/15/2019 10:13 am : link
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section  
ryanmkeane : 3/15/2019 10:18 am : link
he was our kicker for 6 seasons including both super bowls with some really clutch kicks in the playoffs. He should be there.
It's stupid  
lightemup : 3/15/2019 10:20 am : link
to say that all players in the 80s and 90s were all about the love of the game. Back then you saw players behind their mask and postgame interviews and that was it. With social media today, we can see who these players are. Nothings changed as far as players and their intent with the game of ffootball
Talk about a guy  
Dnew15 : 3/15/2019 10:26 am : link
that got dealt a tough hand at the peek of his career too.

BTW - I totally agree and I think the Giants purged that group from this roster this offseason
Thats a great quote.  
Pan-handler : 3/15/2019 10:39 am : link
Great quote.
Tyne's assumption seems to be that players who love football  
GeofromNJ : 3/15/2019 10:39 am : link
are better players than players who play for what football gives them. Not sure this is necessarily the case. Players who retire at the top of their game (and are not injured) to pursue other avenues are often good players. Maybe Tynes is thinking they could be even better players. But this doesn't hold for Jim Brown or Tiki Barber, for example.
I think for OBJ's  
Beer Man : 3/15/2019 10:48 am : link
It was probably a lot of both. IMO, he played the game with a great passion, but he also basked in the fame and attention it brought him and allowed it to go to his head.
RE: Tyne's assumption seems to be that players who love football  
Now Mike in MD : 3/15/2019 10:54 am : link
In comment 14339560 GeofromNJ said:
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are better players than players who play for what football gives them. Not sure this is necessarily the case. Players who retire at the top of their game (and are not injured) to pursue other avenues are often good players. Maybe Tynes is thinking they could be even better players. But this doesn't hold for Jim Brown or Tiki Barber, for example.


I think his point is that if you play because you love the game you are more apt to make that additional sacrifice, put your body on the line a little more, sacrifice for the good of the team and winning. Those qualities are the life blood of winning championships usually whether football or any other sport
The cynic in me says...  
BamaBlue : 3/15/2019 10:58 am : link
NFL football is no longer a 'game' it's a high-stakes business. Players are packaged, produced and turned into commodities. Fans are consumers; the NFL and their business partners/media are trying to create and pluck more golden geese.

Loyalty is a weakness and usually has a cost... Owners want entertainment, not necessarily championships and players want to use their platform to elevate their own interests.
Is he  
ajr2456 : 3/15/2019 11:00 am : link
Saying Collins and Odell didnít love football? Because that would be untrue.
RE: I think for OBJ's  
eric2425ny : 3/15/2019 11:01 am : link
In comment 14339585 Beer Man said:
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It was probably a lot of both. IMO, he played the game with a great passion, but he also basked in the fame and attention it brought him and allowed it to go to his head.


+1
RE: It's stupid  
Lionhart28 : 3/15/2019 11:05 am : link
In comment 14339476 lightemup said:
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to say that all players in the 80s and 90s were all about the love of the game. Back then you saw players behind their mask and postgame interviews and that was it. With social media today, we can see who these players are. Nothings changed as far as players and their intent with the game of ffootball


With that increased spotlight (esp. in NYC) and the crazy money these guys make today, I would be surprised if there isn't a higher percentage of the "loves what football does for them" crowd today.
RE: Tynes was a football player...  
morrison40 : 3/15/2019 11:30 am : link
Thanks for saying that!
In fairness, I think Odell truly loves football  
CT Charlie : 3/15/2019 11:42 am : link
and he loves his teammates. But by nature he's an artist and a performer, and in a team sport this doesn't necessarily lead to success for the team.
RE: I don't think that's decade specific  
Greg from LI : 3/15/2019 11:58 am : link
In comment 14339388 UConn4523 said:
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the 2007-11 teams absolutely cared about football, but that's always how it looks when winning. Times have changed but generally speaking the teams that prep more will have more success, and that happens when you have a good culture with good coaching - we haven't had either in a while.


Oh my, I can see you missed quite a few games in the 2008-10 seasons.
Plax skipping practice for all of 2007 - CULTURE!!!  
Greg from LI : 3/15/2019 11:59 am : link
You guys, man, I have to give it to you. You are exceptionally skilled at tailoring your memories to match what you want them to be.
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Stan in LA : 3/15/2019 12:21 pm : link
That's not Lawrence Tynes, Stan  
Greg from LI : 3/15/2019 12:22 pm : link
Just a friendly FYI
Great quote.  
TMS : 3/15/2019 1:55 pm : link
think that is where Reese and Ross went astray. Too much about measurables with them. Especially on the OL.
RE: It feels like a cloud that has been hanging over this organization  
Dave in Hoboken : 3/15/2019 1:58 pm : link
In comment 14339394 Chris684 said:
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has been lifted.

I wonder what happened this week to make it seem that way?


It's still very much here, considering this team was subpar before Beckham even got here. That's how long this has been going on for..
The cloud came in 2012  
ajr2456 : 3/15/2019 1:59 pm : link
it's not gone until this team wins.
RE: Tynes was a football player...  
madgiantscow009 : 3/15/2019 2:56 pm : link
In comment 14339389 AnnapolisMike said:
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He just happened to be a kicker.


the old Matt Bahr line (who made the opening tackle in superbowl XXV? Bahr of course.
heard that quote from  
bc4life : 3/15/2019 3:18 pm : link
Herm Edwards at least 10 years ago
RE: He's a kicker.  
djm : 3/15/2019 3:21 pm : link
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Thread over
RE: He's a kicker.  
EricJ : 3/15/2019 3:26 pm : link
In comment 14339382 BrettNYG10 said:
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yeah and the people on this website are nothing compared to Tynes when it comes to the NFL yet there are plenty of opinions here
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