Justin Tuck est bien bavard en ce moment

J’ai l’impression en ce moment que Justin Tuck a tous les jours quelque chose à dire. Je suis un grand adepte du « talk is cheap, just play the game » mais durant l’intersaison, il est toujours intéressant de savoir ce que pensent nos joueurs.

Dans le cas de Tuck, voici ce qu’il avait à dire dernièrement:

  • Sur Victor Cruz:

« I think everything’s gonna work out. We definitely need that guy lining up and doing his salsa all year for us. I think the Giants know how important he is to us … it’s just a matter of time.

At the end of the day, I don’t care if he misses all the workout program. As long as he’s there on . . . what day do we open up? . . . That Sunday.  Whatever day that is, if I see No. 80 with the New York Giants, then I’m cool with that.  Because I know him and Eli [Manning] have great rapport, and it won’t take those guys long to figure things out.”

  • Sur son envie de jouer:

« I love this game. I have a lot left to give in this game and I plan on giving it all before I’m done. »

Tuck explique que certains problèmes personnels l’ont perturbé ces dernière saisons, notamment des dèces dans sa famille.

« I didn’t see joy in life at that point. I obviously had a lot of great things going on in my life, I had just won a Super Bowl. I wasn’t wrapped up in that, I was still looking at the negative things that were going on.

Lots of people don’t see the negatives in football. They see the money that we make, the media in our face and all this great stuff. They don’t see the Mondays and Tuesdays when you get out of bed and you take 10 steps before you can straighten your back out. »

Tuck dit qu’aujourd’hui son état d’esprit est bien meilleur qu’avant. Mais ce qui m’embête quand je lis ça c’est que ça ressemble beaucoup à ce qu’il disait l’année dernière pour justifier son manque d’efficacité en 2011. Je veux bien croire que les décès l’aient affecté (et c’est bien normal) mais quand je lis la partie sur la difficulté des lundi et mardi matins, je ne peux m’empécher de penser: « c’est la même chose pour tout le monde en NFL, mon gars »

  • Sur Manti Te’o:

« Nobody’s even questioned what he did on the football field. Alabama might have exposed him a little bit, but Alabama exposed a lot of people.

If we’re lucky enough to have him I think it’s gonna be a step in the right direction for us. I think he’s gonna be a pretty good player. … The guy can play football. As long as he can have that locker room sanity I think he’s gonna help whoever drafts him. »

  • Sur Mathias Kiwanuka et son espoir de le voir jouer DE:

“I hope he’s a D-end. I think that’s the best position for him. I think that’s what he wants to play.
Obviously if you ask Mathias to play fullback he’ll run to do it. He’s that type of guy. He’s that type of player. He just wants to do what’s best for the team. But I know his heart is set on playing D-end and I think that’s what he’d be successful the most in.
But that’s not my decision. That’s obviously Kiwi’s and our defensive coordinator’s (decision).”