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New York Giants news, 1/5: Gettleman shows off his Giants Pride, more

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The first week of the offseason is coming to a close for the New York Giants. GM Dave Gettleman has settled into his chair. Head-coaching interviews are continuing after winter storms set them back on Thursday. Let’s look at the headlines.

Gettleman: “This isn’t just some place”

Steve Serby sat down this week for a Q&A with Gettleman. One of the questions was what Gettleman would tell players about the meaning of being a Giant:

I’d tell ’em: “You gotta understand: You’re playing for a flagship NFL franchise. You’re representing a tradition of winning, a tradition of Super Bowls. You’ve gotta live up to that. This isn’t just some place. And you gotta understand that right now.”

Another question from Serby involved the need to hire a head coach who could develop a quarterback:

“It’s really important. You draft a quarterback high, and you’re wrong? It sets you back, because then what happens, there are teams that I call, they’re in quarterback hell. They got solid defense, they’ve got a pretty good offensive line, they got some skill players. They … just … can’t … find the trigger guy. And what happens is they go 7-9, 8-8, 9-7, and they never get high enough to get a real guy, and they’re afraid to trade up and trade the farm to get a guy because they’re [No.] 18, 19, 20 draft position. I call that quarterback hell.”

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