Hall of Famer and former Giants LB Michael Strahan gave the team an inspirational speech after practice Saturday, per ESPN's Jordan Raanan.
Strahan's address lasted about two minutes before the team gave him a round of applause. Head coach Ben McAdoo believes he deserved the applause after the words he gave to his team.
"Strahan did a nice job," McAdoo said. "He talked about the love of the game. He talked about the pride in the Giants organization, about how his teams, the teams that he was on, are connected to the team that we have today and what a special place this is. Don't have any regrets. Make sure you get everything you can out of camp and have no regrets moving forward."
Strahan's words carry some weight given his success in the league. The 45-year-old was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014, and OT Bobby Hart knows you have to listen to a man with a gold jacket.
"That's Strahan. He's a great," Hart said. "He's a guy that accomplished a lot in this organization and the NFL in general. You just look at a guy like that and you just want to take what you can from whatever he has to say. I definitely took something from what he said."
Rookie TE Evan Engram grasped Strahan's message to the team loud and clear: Winning is an expectation this season.
"Expecting to win, man," Engram said. "That message was for us, but he just gave us a really good message about being a Giant and what it means to go to work every day."
Strahan worked all 15 seasons in the NFL with the Giants where he was a seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker. His only Super Bowl ring came in Super Bowl XLII in his final season.