Brandon Myers spent the first four years of his NFL career playing through the mess that is the modern-day Oakland Raiders. During that time Myers and the Raiders made zero playoff appearances, and the best Oakland could muster was a pair of 8-8 records.
Myers, a tight end who signed with the New York Giants after Martellus Bennett signed with the Chicago Bears as a free agent, met with New York reporters for the first time on Thursday. He did not attempt to hide the fact that joining a winning environment was part of the reason he chose the Giants.
"I came here to win some football games and to make the playoffs. I’ve never been in the playoffs. That excites me to be around guys who expect to win and fans that expect to win," Myers said. "It’s definitely different. It’s a different situation. They [the Raiders] haven’t won in a while and I think once you don’t win in a while you kind of lose that mentality."
Myers, 27, caught a career-high 79 passes during a breakout 2012 season. The most passes corralled by a tight end during the Tom Coughlin era with the Giants was 66 by Jeremy Shockey back in 2006. Bennett caught 55 passes last season.
"They [the Giants] have been very successful with that position the last few years and having an established quarterback and an organization that expects to win and that wins a lot of ball games. That was definitely a major point in coming," Myers said.
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