Happy Father's Day, New York Giants fans! I know you have better things to do today, so just a couple of quick notes and I will send you on your way.
Doubters don't bother champion Giants
If you're prognosticating next season's Super Bowl winner and you're not inclined to pick the Giants to repeat, go right ahead. It's fine with them.
The more the Giants are ignored in the discussion, the better they like it.
"Always a plus when people don't pick us," defensive end Justin Tuck said. "Besides, most people who write those predictions don't know a damn thing about football."
Clothes? Giants' Muasau just wants a uniform
When Perry Fewell first saw Muasau in the Giants' complex, he was disappointed. He spotted the long, flowing Samoan hair from behind and thought veteran Kawika Mitchell had come back to the team. Fewell had to hide his disappointment when Muasau turned around and started beaming about how excited he was to be here.
Fewell said earlier this spring that he still hadn't quite figured out how to pronounce Muasau's last name -- he just calls him Jake -- but he's no longer disappointed. In fact, he's practically thrilled.
"We saw something in him at the rookie minicamp and we said, 'Let's give this guy a shot,' " Fewell said. "He's really professional about how he went about his work and his business. We think if we give him the opportunity to get reps at the position he's playing right now, we might find something. Obviously, preseason games will tell, but we like what we've seen in the rookie minicamp and we like what we've seen in these three OTAs."
New York Giants rookie Rueben Randle patiently waiting his turn - NFL - SI.com
"I'm really trying to work hard each and everyday to get the system down and just let them know they can rely on me," he said in the locker room after practice. "You might not get the ball, but just go out there and do what you're supposed to do. They see that you're trying to get open and things like that, and when the ball comes your way, you make the plays, and they build more confidence in you and trust you."