Eli ManningHere are some highlights of today's interviews...
A: I think so. I think there are some more guys with a lot ofexperience who have been through a lot of games, know what is going onand there are not as many questions about guys who could potentially step up. We have these guys with experience and have made some big plays and have done a lot of good things for us but now we just have to do it on a more consistent basis
LB Keith BulluckQ: Did you grow up a Giants fan?
A: More so than a Jets fan, for sure. Honestly, I was a 49er fan back in the day.
Q: You're obviously no stranger to New York, you played in Syracuse. Are you glad to be back here?
A: Yeah. I think the best part so far was the drive up the Thruway
yesterday. Just seeing the different places like New Paltz,
Poughkeepsie, Saugerties. Places I haven't seen in a while, but I'm
definitely familiar with making those drives and actually being here. My
best friends went to the University at Albany so I would come down when
I had free time from Syracuse and come hang out with them. I've
actually eaten in this old cafeteria before and been in these dorms that
we're staying at so it's kind of fresh
New D-Line Coach Robert NunnQ: We certainly heard the talk about Jason [Pierre-Paul, DE] being raw, but is
it reasonable to expect him to contribute this year?
A: Oh I think he will be able to contribute. He's got to continue to
work and to do the things he did in the offseason, especially at the
end, like right at the end of minicamp the last week or so, a week or 10
days there, he did a lot of good things, a lot of promising things, and
he's just going to continue and we're going to see how it goes, go snap
by snap, day by day. That's the thing that we've talked about from day
one as a group is just go day by day and try to get as fundamentally
sound as we can be and if he continues to do that, I certainly see him
S Antrel RolleQ: What's Coach Fewell like?
A: He's my kind of guy. He's the guy who wants the ball first, he
wants to create turnovers and hopefully, you know, myself along the
others will be the ones to bring him the ball.
Q: Talk about the depth in the secondary.
A: There's a lot of depth. Like I said, I think we have easily
fifteen or sixteen starters on our defense. Anyone could play at any
given point in time. I don't feel like there should be a letdown no
matter who is in the game and we have to push each other and that's what
we're out here doing right now. You know, we're all out here - it's a
new system for everyone - so we're all out here making sure that
everyone is on the same page at the same time and get everyone better
each and every day.
Tom CoughlinQ: Have you ever coached a team that played hot potato like that?
A: I had a little league baseball team that did that.
Q: How does it feel with Coach Sean Ryan?
A: Put the camera on Ryan for the whole camp. He's had more publicity
than (Albany mayor) Jerry Jennings up here for crying out loud. He's