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New York Giants' news, 6/25: Tuck talks, Tiki defends Strahan

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New York Giants news for Tuesday morning.

Justin Tuck
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Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are some links for your Tuesday morning.

Justin Tuck told ESPN New York on Monday he feels "more alive in a football sense" heading into this season.

"For whatever reason it is, I feel more alive in a football sense than I have in a long time," Tuck said at an appearance at the Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic at Oheka Castle. "And that is a huge motivation for me this year.

"I don't know if it is last year, or people saying a lot of things around this team and myself," Tuck added. "I don't know what it is. But I am in a good state right now."

Tuck also called teammate Jason Pierre-Paul, who is recovering from back surgery, "kind of a new-age Superrman" and said he expects JPP to be ready when the season opens.

"I expect him to be back too,'' Tuck said. "He’s kind of like a new age Superman. Everybody tells me he’s doing well. I’ve seen him walking around and doing his rehab stuff. We’ll see what happens.''

How about this for strange bedfellows? Tiki Barber and Michael Strahan had their share of disagreements while playing together with the Giants, but Barber is now sticking up for Strahan in the wake of Warren Sapp's latest jabs at Strahan.

"Warren’s an idiot," Barber said at the Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic at Oheka Castle on Monday. "He just wants to say things to be idiotic. I played with Stray for my whole career. He is the greatest of the great. He is a great teammate, he kept things light, but on game day he was as serious as a heart attack and it showed in his play."