INDIANAPOLIS — Justin Tuck is the Giants’ defensive captain, and he definitely acted the part during warm-ups, huddling the D and giving an impassioned speech from the center of the scrum.
The video screen at Lucas Oil Stadium aired Tuck’s speech for a good 30 to 45 seconds, and everyone got to see him gesture and yell in front of his captivated teammates, who seemed to buy into whatever he was selling.
Tuck forced a fumble and sacked Tom Brady twice during the Giants’ upset of the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. The look in Tuck’s eyes during that speech made it seem like he was ready to have another big game.
– David Ely