Posts Tagged ‘Justin Tuck’

My story: Why Giants DE Justin Tuck and his teammates don’t listen to me (or you)

And finally, the dramatic conclusion to my interview yesterday with Giants DE Justin Tuck. You’ve read his thoughts on the injury to Cowboys TE Jason Witten, and you’ve seen the funny conversation we had before hanging up. But Tuck also talked business. Just like his coach Tom Coughlin, Tuck is mindful of those who don’t really think his team will be very good. He hears — but doesn’t focus on — those who think the Giants didn’t actually win in the playoffs last year. If Tuck took all of that to heart, well, he wouldn’t be out there. “I’m looking at it this way… if I listened to what most of your peers say, then I’ll probably sit down and […]

Kind and gentle Giants DE Justin Tuck wishes a speedy recovery for Jason Witten (after the opener)

Justin Tuck prematurely apologized if his words sounded slurred. The Giants DE had just set a Guinness World Record in New York City by leading a group of 250 people in simultaneously making Subway club sandwiches to celebrate avocado season. Those were then donated to City Harvest, a food rescue charity. Now, doing this interview with me over the phone, Tuck was eating another Subway sandwich. “There was a lot of energy, a lot of fun, and a great opportunity to donate 250 sandwiches to City Harvest,” Tuck said. “They took all of those, but now I’m eating another one right now. If you hear my mumble a little bit, that’s what it is.“ Good to know. Man, is he polite. […]

Third-quarter thoughts

The Patriots started the third quarter with a 79-yard touchdown drive, a good sign because they came out and did something to open the third quarter and increase their lead.

Brady shaken up on sack; Hoyer warming up

Tom Brady was shaken up on the third-quarter sack by Justin Tuck.

First-quarter thoughts

In building their 9-0 lead over the New England Patriots in the first quarter, the New York Giants benefited from two key plays. The first came from their defense and the second was a mistake from the Patriots.

Giants’ D-line picks up right where it left off

One of the biggest reasons the Giants upset the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII was the play of their defensive line. Big Blue is off to a good start in Super Bowl XLVI.

Giants’ Tuck hypes up his defensive teammates

Justin Tuck‘s the Giants’ defensive captain, and he certainly played the part during warmups Sunday.

Tying up loose ends from Wednesday’s Giants talk

The Giants finally returned to the practice field, but not before their daily session with the media. Here are some odds and ends from the availability period.

My (brief) time embedded in Giants players’ entourage

Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka made the long walk from their team hotel to “NFL Total Access” set Monday, fans fawning along the way. One NFL.com reporter was embedded in the Giants players’ entourage.

Tuck: Giants-Patriots II ‘a chess match’

Giants defensive end Justin Tuck says replicating the pressure New York put on Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLII — and earlier this season — will be the key to the Giants’ prospects of winning the rematch.

Playbook: ‘JPP’ shows his true potential

After watching the coaching tape, it becomes evident that “JPP” and fellow edge rusher Justin Tuck were as much responsible for the Giants hanging in with the undefeated Packers as anyone else.

Injury roundup: Lions WR Johnson questionable

Star receiver Calvin Johnson’s status is in doubt for the Lions’ home opener against the Chiefs.

First and 10: Week 2 approaches

Which results from the NFL’s kickoff weekend were a fluke, and which ones were signs of things to come? This weekend’s games should go a long way toward answering that question.

Thursday’s injury roundup: Dalton OK to start

We take an updated look at the status of notable injured players around the NFL.

Tuck: Bruschi went ‘a little too far’ over Ocho tweet

Now that we’re all up to speed, two current veteran players — Justin Tuck of the Giants and Jeff Saturday of the Colts — joined the Chad Ochocinco discussion Thursday on “NFL Total Access.”

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