Judge Calls on New York Giants Super Bowl Winners
Some New York Giants greats made it out to training camp Tuesday, as they were guests of second year head coach, Joe Judge. Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka were on hand. According to New York Post beat writer for the Giants, Paul Schwartz, who was on The Drive with Charlie & Dan on Tuesday, the trio of greats were at camp taping segments for the 10th anniversary of the Super Bowl 46 victory over the Patriots." Schwartz gave us a preview of his article on the 3 that was posted Tuesday night.
Paul talked to Umenyiora and the big man told Paul that he likes what he sees. "The two-time Super Bowl champion, a jet-quick Giants pass rusher, was not referring to the final record of 6-10 in Joe Judge’s first year as head coach. It was the way the team played, from beginning to end, that impressed Umenyiora, and that is what he told this year’s team during a training camp visit this week.'
'“They played with a lot of heart, they played the whole way through,’’ Umenyiora said Tuesday while standing on the patio overlooking practice at the Giants’ facility. “In this day and age that’s a very difficult thing to do. It’s really easy to stop or quit nowadays and the fact they didn’t have that in them reminded me of a certain coach we played for.’’
I remember the trio from Giants training camp at UAlbany that year. They worked hard. Their coach demanded it. The coach that Umenyiora was talking about was Tom Coughlin. Not a bad comparison for the young Joe Judge. The Giants are moving in the right direction.
If you are a Giants fan, keep an eye out for Paul Schwartz's "Blue Rush" Podcast. The co-hosts are two-time Super Bowl winning Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes and Paul. They have great guests. To read his article on Osi, Tuck and Kiwanuka, click here.