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Highlights from Justin Tuck's retirement press conference

Justin Tuck met with the New York media one last time.

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One of the greats in the history of the New York Giants is retired Friday afternoon.

Justin Tuck reflected on his career in the NFL and as a Giant in his parting press conference. And in the words of our own Ed Valentine, who made the trek down to East Rutherford foe the rookie mini-camp, Tuck was "Terrific".

On his retirement, and being able to come back and retire as a Giant, Tuck said "To retire a Giants I outkicked my coverage." Adding "Words don't express how I feel about this organization."

He was asked about the Giants' 2007 championship run, when he first emerged as an impact defender "We didn't like Coach Coughlin. But, you better not say anything bad about him."

"In my football sense this will always be my home."

Tuck was also asked about the Giants incoming rookies, and about a conversation with Eli Apple, Tuck said "I told him to focus on football. Being in New York can be overwhelming. The place embraces a winner, so go win."

How does Tuck want to be remembered?  "The only legacy I care about is people saying he did it the right way."