David Tyree is once again a member of the New York Giants' organization. Tyree, whose helmet catch in the 2007 Super might be the greatest play in franchise and Super Bowl history, has been named the team's director of player development. He replaces Charles Way, who recently took a job with the NFL.
"I'm overwhelmed with joy," said Tyree, who played for the Giants from 2003-08. "I guess you could say it's a second homecoming. I'm grateful to have an experience with Charles Way, seeing his growth, his maturity as a professional. It even, to some degree, has impacted my life personally as a professional. Then having this opportunity to fill those shoes, I'm just grateful for the foundation that's been laid, I'm grateful to be an example and hopefully represent this great organization in the same light and continue the great atmosphere and tradition of a wonderful organization with a premier culture. I'm just thrilled to get in here and serve these players."
Tyree spent the previous two years working in player engagement and development in the NFL office.
"We are pleased to have David back in the building as the new leader of our Player Development Department," general manager Jerry Reese said. "We interviewed four outstanding candidates to replace Charles, but at the end of the day David was a perfect and natural fit."
So, Giants fans, welcome Tyree back to the organization.