Happy Wednesday, New York Giants fans! As we creep up on the July 4th holiday, it moves us that much closer to the start of NFL training camps and the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. Tick Tock, Tick Tock. In the mean time, please enjoy these headlines over your morning coffee.
This was almost impossible to rank, and the margin between first and last was incredibly slim. For me, the Eagles have the best quarterback for the 2014 season because Nick Foles, despite being somewhat of a product of his system, seems like the surest bet not to flop. While he may not repeat last season's numbers (27 TDs, 2 INTs), he's the type of cerebral pocket passer that succeeds in the NFL.
Q: Coming out of college, a knock on you was your pass receiving abilities. How have you progressed in that area?
A: I think I definitely progressed in that area. That’s the feedback I’m getting from the coaches as well, but there’s definitely always work that I can do, so that’s definitely going to be a focus the rest of this offseason into training camp.
Zak DeOssie has had plenty of mentors in his life, starting with his father, former Giants linebacker Steve DeOssie.
There were high school coaches, family members, teachers, friends and front office members all through college and the pros who helped the 30-year-old through a career where he's won a pair of Super Bowl rings and made two separate Pro Bowl appearances.
That's why he didn't think twice about joining the Newark Mentoring Movement, a program headed by executive director Aaron Martin, son of long-time Giants defensive end George Martin.
"When you look back on your life and who made an impact, I mean, we had a mentoring program at Brown which was paramount to me getting through there, and even in high school, I went to a really challenging high school and the guy who paid for my scholarship, without him I wouldn't have gotten through it. Every coach, every teacher has been a mentor. It made me realize that getting to be a part of the Newark Mentoring Movement was a way to continue the cycle."
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