Justin Tuck is already at work on a comeback after two poor seasons - Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
Justin Tuck plots a comeback, Antrel Rolle talks about how Ray Lewis helped him learn to handle Tom Coughlin, plus more Giants' and NFL news.
Good morning, New York Giants' fans! With the paucity of news about the Giants it has been a few days since we have done a morning notebook. Today, though, we have several items for you in addition to our story about the Giants' salary cap situation.
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Tuck: That wasn't the real me in 2012 - Giants Blog - ESPN New York
Justin Tuck has been watching tapes of his 2012 season, and he doesn’t like what he’s been seeing.
"I started doing some things where I look at myself and I was like, 'Why did I do that?' You just trying to make a play and it ends up working the wrong way for you," Tuck said on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden at a Garden of Dreams charity event. "It’s just frustrating."
[Related: Tuck on Te'o: 'A crazy, crazy, crazy thing' - Giants Blog - ESPN New York]
Tuck said he’s "super motivated" this offseason to have "a normal Justin Tuck year" in 2013.
"That’s what it’s going to be for me, getting back to the Pro Bowl, All-Pro type status that I’m accustomed to playing at," Tuck said. "I’ve been watching film of myself the last couple weeks and it’s just frustrating to see that I haven’t played to that standard and that’s going to be a definite focus for me."
Antrel Rolle credits Super Bowl-bound Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis with helping NY Giants safety sort out relationship with Tom Coughlin - NY Daily News
"When I was having a difficult time adapting to coach Coughlin's ways, he was the guy I called," Rolle said Tuesday on WFAN. "I asked Ray like, 'How should I handle the situation? It's extremely difficult for me. I'm not used to this.'
"We had an hour-long conversation just about life. He was telling me how I should approach the situation, how I should be able to deal with coach Coughlin but still get some things across. I listened to what he said and it helped me out a lot."
Giants GM Jerry Reese says too early to tell how Manti Te'o's draft status will be affected | NJ.com
"It’s still early in the process," Reese said. "Everybody will interview, have interviews. We interview most all the players, and so we’ll interview him, just like we interview everybody else. If he’s in the right spot, and we like him well enough, any of these guys could be a possibility, including him. He’s in the mix with everybody else, but there's a lot of work to do before April. We’ll get all the information that we can gather on these players and we’ll see how that goes. But right now it’s still too early to tell which direction we’ll go (in the draft). But like always, with us, we pick the best player that’s on the board at the time."
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