Only six days until training camp and then we'll have some real news to report for you. Until then, we'll keep plugging with what we have....yesterday's trivia question:
Which assistant has coached the most seasons for the Giants?
The answer is TE coach Mike Pope, who is entering his 22nd year with the Blue. Pope coached under Bill Parcells from 1983-90 and stayed on when Ray Handley took over the club in 1991. After a stint with Parcells in New England and a short stay in Cincinnati, Pope returned to the Giants in 2000, serving first under Jim Fassel and now under Tom Coughlin.
Pope is responsible for the development of an impressive array of TEs. He was personally involved in the tutoring of Mark Bavaro, Howard Cross, Ben Coates, Tony McGee, Jeremy Shockey, Kevin Boss and Jake Ballard. He has also served as the advisor/coach for many others during the offseason.
Pope was on the sidelines for all five of the franchise's Super Bowl appearances and is the only player and/or coach to have four NY Giant Super Bowl rings.