New York Giants' news and notes: Kyle Williams wanted penalty, Shaun O'Hara critical of Obama, more

Ezra Shaw

Kyle Williams of the 49ers still can't believe the Giants did not face scrutiny for targeting him in the NFC Championship Game a season ago, and former Giant Shaun O'Hara is critical of President Obama. Those items lead today's notebook.

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Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are your links for what is a wet, windy Thursday here in upstate New York.

Lack of New York Giants penalty 'shocked' Kyle Williams of San Francisco 49ers - ESPN New York

"When the bounty stuff came out and [former Saints defensive coordinator] Gregg Williams had said the same things, basically, they went for his neck with that and they took that to the absolute highest level they could," Kyle Williams told reporters Wednesday in New Orleans. "But it was almost like when the Giants said it, it was not a big deal.

"That's the only thing that kind of shocked me. I thought that would have the same reaction because it was the same exact thing."

O'Hara: Obama comment 'irresponsible' - NFC East Blog - ESPN

"I guess my knee-jerk reaction is, to me, that's an irresponsible statement by the president," said former New York Giants center Shaun O'Hara, now an NFL Network analyst. "I know he's not the first one to say it, but being the president, I think he could be more responsible than that."

O'Hara joked that, "Obama doesn't have the body to play football -- he has a basketball body, so I don't blame him," but he turned serious when he defended the game he loves against the idea of injury risk as a deterrent.

"I understand his concern, but this game is about so much more than just injuries," O'Hara said. "Kids, the values that they're learning by playing the game of football, the team sport, the idea of setting goals, working together with others to attain that goal and then finally achieving that goal. Those are principles in life that we all need to learn, and I think it's great. People say football will make a man out of you? No, football will teach you how to be a man."

Amani Toomer: Ray Lewis setting wrong tone for Ravens

"It's definitely all about him. Once a guy goes to the center of the field, goes into the victory formation on the last play of his last home game …" Toomer told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday in the Super Bowl XLVII Media Center, trailing off before completing that thought. " I just don't think the Giants or any organization I've ever been a part of, even growing up, would allow somebody to single themselves out like that.

"If you single yourself out after you make a play, that's one thing. But to walk out on the field reminds me of the WWE, like The Rock coming out. You're becoming a caricature of yourself. It's exhausting. I don't know why somebody would want that."

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