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New York Giants Monday Morning Storylines: Jay Bromley Turned Dark Past into Successful Life

May 26th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
By Dan Benton

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Giants’ Pick Bromley Found Success, Hope After Dark Past

He acknowledges it is probably a defense mechanism, but that’s OK because, “It helps me cope with what I need to do.”

What Jay Bromley needs to do, more often than anyone can possibly know, is come to grips with his life knowing he was abandoned when he was 3 months old by his biological parents, with whom, to this day, he offers a “Not really” when asked if there’s any relationship there.

Bromley just completed his second week as a member of the Giants, their third-round draft pick, a defensive tackle from Syracuse. On Wednesday he turns 22 and can envision big things ahead after overcoming so much, so young.

“Probably one of my negative character traits, me as a person is I don’t have a lot of — I care who I care about, but it doesn’t bother me if you’re not in my life. It doesn’t bother me at all,” Bromley told The Post.

Former NFL Player Brings Fearless Style to Education

Bobby Abrams is the principal at Jefferson Davis High School. While it is his first year serving as principal at the Montgomery high school, it is his 12th year serving as a principal. He also has lead schools at Capital Heights Middle School, Tallassee High School, Sidney Lanier High School and Walter T. McKee Junior High School.

Prior to coming to Montgomery Public Schools, Abrams was a teacher and head football coach for seven years at Southside High School in Selma. And before entering the field of education, Abrams was a linebacker in the National Football League from 1990-1997, playing for the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots.

"I've known this is what I wanted to do since I was in college. When I enrolled in the school of education while I was at the University of Michigan, I had the opportunity to work with children in football camps in the summer time, and just the feeling I got working with those students and teaching them the simple game of football and watching them respond to my teaching led me to want to go into education."

Mike Pope Gets Adjusted to the Cowboys

Mike Pope has known East Rutherford, N.J. for 14 seasons. Pope was the New York Giants’ tight ends coach, but after he was let go this offseason, coach Jason Garrett jumped at the chance to hire him.

So how is Pope doing as the new tight ends coach?

“I know MacArthur Boulevard,” he said smiling of the main street about four blocks from the Cowboys Valley Ranch complex. “Its south of this complex and that’s where I’m living presently.”


Tags: Bobby Abrams, Football, Jason Garrett, Jay Bromley, Mike Pope, New York, New York Giants, NFL

6 Responses to “New York Giants Monday Morning Storylines: Jay Bromley Turned Dark Past into Successful Life”

  1.  kujo says:

    I think Bromley is going to be a force. When you look at the clips of him on YouTube and, you see a guy who just looks fluid. He’s big, he’s strong and he knows how to move. I said it at the time, and I’ll say it again–Jay Bromley is more Barry Cofield than Linval Joseph. We replaced the latter when we drafted Hankins, a physical behemoth who projects to be a stout run-defender/space eater, last year. Bromley is going to give us what Cofield did–good run support and an upfield presence at DT.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      I agree that Bromley is a bit more Cofield than Joseph. And I’ll stick with my generally unpopular view that the Giants won’t miss Joseph much. He’s a very good player but is replaceable and there was no reason to pay him big bucks when there were greater needs elsewhere.

      Hankins, Jenkins, Patterson and Kuhn will be just fine at season’s start, with Bromley eventually taking snaps from both Kuhn and Patterson. Especially with Beason and McClain behind them, the defensive front should be as good against the run as was the case last season, if not better.

      •  Krow says:

        Linval was a money decision. Teams have to decide where best to spend their cap dollars … and they decided he wasn’t one of them. We really didn’t get out-bid or anything. His numbers were pretty much the going rate. Reese just figured the money was better spent elsewhere. Life in the cap era.

  2.  kujo says:

    Another guy I’m excited to see out there is Xavier Gimble. As a matter of fact, I’ll just go ahead and announce that I’ve purchased a Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus, painted in blue and commissioned Banksy to represent the X-man’s face on the hood. Because this guy is going places, and I’m just gonna say that he’s my G101 Training Camp HoFer!

    I know my boy KingAndrew is gonna sh*t bricks when he reads this, because he was thrilled with this pickup.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      I don’t remember Gimble doing all that much in the USC games I saw this season, but I’m glad they got him because we need more competition and certainly shouldn’t be handing anything to Robinson. He should have to earn every minute of playing time he gets.

      I’m still sure that if none of these guys steps up that Reese has the numbers of 2-3 veterans who he would call in July and bring at least one in at a little more than veteran minimum. Neither Robinson nor Donnell has done enough to warrant the benefit of the doubt at this point.

  3.  Krow says:

    One of the big question marks this season is LOT. There’s a plan there … we’re not privy to it yet … but there’s a plan. My guess is that Beatty … despite all the talk and bluster … isn’t going to be 100% by camp. Then we’ll see who lines up in that spot. The season could make-or-break depending on how it goes.

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