for the press conference today: "I think we’re getting closer to putting a product on the field that hopefully people can see themselves in. That people are proud to put on those blue caps or t-shirts on Mondays and go to work and celebrate that they root for the Giants. That’s something that’s important to us here. We want this team to be about the area. Not just about the guys in the building."
I live in New England, and for a while now I can't be seen wearing any Giants gear without giving an explanation. It's f'in embarrassing. I am so sick of the Patriots. I have no idea whether what we've seen the last few weeks can continue, but just to put a product on the field that you can have some pride in means so much. I've been rooting for the Giants since the 1961, and these last few years have been the worst since the 70s (anyone remember 1-12-1? Losing 72-42 or whatever it was? I do). It does seem like increasingly we see fewer stupid mental errors, penalties, coverage mix-ups in the secondary, the o-line looks respectable. Like a competent, well-coached team.
Being a Giants fan is part of who I am, and for a while now it's torn me apart. It just now feels like maybe we see the light at the end of the tunnel. I sure hope so. We'll see. But that quote resonated with me. He could turn out to be the real deal.