Coughlin said when he thinks of the Giants' 2008 season, he can't help but first recall Plaxico Burress' self-shooting. At the time, the Giants were 11-1, but ended up losing to the Eagles in the playoffs. Had that incident not occurred, Coughlin said he was certain the team would repeat as Super Bowl champs. "We were the best team in the NFL at the time of the shooting," Coughlin said.
Aaron Ross apologizes to JAX about 'vacation' - ESPN New York
Aaron Ross apologized to the Jacksonville Jaguars, their fans and the city for joking on Friday that his lone season with the team was like "a nice paid vacation to Florida."
"Jacksonville treated me and my wife with the utmost respect and I really appreciated what they did for me and did for us," Ross said by telephone on Friday afternoon. "The only reason I said the vacation thing is because it was such a short turnaround for me to (come) back home with the Giants, it felt like (being away on) a vacation. I definitely didn’t mean any harm to Jacksonviile city or the fans or disrespect to the organization. I have the utmost respect for that organization."
"I really apologize if Jag nation took offense to it," he added. "I loved the opportunity that they gave me, they gave me a second chance to live my dream. They accepted me and my wife (Sanya Richards-Ross) with open arms and they were a fun crowd to be around and the organization was first class and treated us really nice."
Speaking of former Giants' running backs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released D.J. Ware. Ware carried only 11 times for 51 yards and caught 14 passes for Tampa Bay in 2012. Anyone interested in a return engagement for Ware with the Giants?
ESPN's Adam Schefter wrote recently that he believes Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o could be in play for the Giants at No. 19 in the 2013 NFL Draft.