Justin Tuck: ‘don’t Be A Fair Weather Fan’

I trust that were going to try our best to figure this thing out. It wont be because of lack of effort or lack of searching. Video: NY Giants Justin Tuck ‘Don’t be a fair-weather fan,’ New York Giants Justin Tuck was asked what he would tell a Giants fan that is on the ledge after the team’s disappointing 0-3 start. Justin Tuck Jersey ‘Don’t be a fair-weather fan,’ he said. ‘It’s about being a fan in the good and the bad. I trust that we’re going to try our best to figure this thing out. It won’t be because of lack of effort or lack of searching. (Video by William Perlman/The Star-Ledger) Well definitely put forth a great effort and turn over every rock to see if we can turn this thing around. Added Jason Pierre-Paul: “If they gave up they ain’t real Giants fans. At the end of the day, we’ll never give up on ourselves.” It was pointed out to Tuck that the NFC East is off to a rough start as a whole.

Justin Tuck says sacking Tom Brady in Super Bowl is like hunting deer

Joseph, Mo., Aug. 1. Orlin Wagner, AP Redskins QB Kirk Cousins gets outrun by someone in an RG3 jersey, though obviously not Robert Griffin III himself, Aug. 1 in Richmond, Va. Steve Helber, AP 49ers linemen Lawrence Okoye, left, and Mike Purcell lock horns in Santa Clara, Calif., Aug. 1. Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP Cecil Shorts IV, 2, dons the helmet of his father, Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts III in Jacksonville. Bob Self, AP Jags WR Tobais Palmer offers another way to read Psalms 26. Phil Sears, USA TODAY Sports All eyes were on Browns TE Jordan Cameron as he made this catch in Berea, Ohio, July 31. David Richard, AP Steelers rookie RB Le’Veon Bell hits a blocking dummy in Latrobe, Pa., on July 31. Keith Srakocic, AP TE Martellus Bennett gets a grip at Bears camp. Nam Y. Huh, AP Jets WR Vidal Hazelton (18) snares a pass in front of CB Ellis Lankster (21) in Cortland, N.Y., July 31. Richard Barnes, USA TODAY Sports Redskins QB Robert Griffin III greets fans in Richmond, Va., July 30. Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports Meanwhile, RG3’s teammates did some serious hitting. Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports Cardinals QBs Carson Palmer (3) and Drew Stanton fire away July 30 in Glendale, Ariz. Ross D. Franklin, AP Packers TE Andrew Quarless takes a bike ride to practice in Green Bay on July 30. Morry Gash, AP Raiders WR Conner Vernon snares a pass in Napa, Calif., July 30. Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports The Silver & Black were also busy with conditioning work. Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports Lions CB Chris Houston (23) works on his footwork in Allen Park, Mich., July 30. Andrew Weber, USA TODAY Sports Colts LT Anthony Castonzo (74) works on blocking technique in Anderson, Ind., July 30. Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports Patriots backup QB Tim Tebow unloads a pass July 30. Stew Milne, USA TODAY Sports Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass during the Indianapolis Colts training camp at Anderson University. Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) runs with the ball as Redskins linebacker Bryan Kehl (53) attempts the tackle during afternoon practice as part of the 2013 NFL training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton with quarterback Drew Brees (9) during a morning training camp practice at the team facility. Derick E. Hingle, USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) throws the ball during training camp at One Buccaneer Place.

Justin Tuck is healthy, ready to wreak havoc again for Giants

Maybe hes not on that Hall of Fame level, but he was supposed to be Strahans heir apparent as the face and heart of the defense. Its a young, struggling defense now, and theres no Strahan or Antonio Pierce to pull it together. The fiery Antrel Rolle is still a major factor, but in many ways the defense gets its pulse from Tuck. The last two seasons, that wasnt much of a pulse at all except for six weeks late in 2011 when Tuck magically looked like his old self. In a six-game span he had 51/2 sacks and was a dominant presence on defense. The Giants didnt lose any of those games including a 21-17 win over New England behind Tucks two sacks in Super Bowl XLVI. That bright spot was an aberration, though, not a turning point. In 2012, Tuck endured yet another injury-plagued season and said, My performance was nowhere near what I envisioned for myself. What he envisions in 2013 is a bounce-back season during which hes a force again on defense and nobody thinks for a second that hes almost done.

After two down seasons, Justin Tuck is re-energized

Giants defensive end Justin Tuck practices during team

Veteran NFL writer Pete Prisco of CBS Sports called Tuck the most overrated player in the NFL. “[Tuck] spent more time doing Subway commercials than playing good football in 2012,” Prisco wrote in a column last month. “He was a definite name-over-game player with just four sacks. There were times on tape where you wondered how he was ever a dominant pass rusher.” Ouch. Tuck said he doesn’t take the remarks seriously. “It would sting if I believed it, or if I cared about what [Prisco] thought of me,” Tuck said. “I don’t get caught up in people judging what I do when they can’t do it. If I said, ‘Bob, you’re a [lousy] writer,’ you shouldn’t give a damn because if you put my writing against your writing, that wouldn’t even be a contest.

Justin Tuck and the NY Giants better hope he has something left

With whispers growing louder about the job security of Tom Coughlin, Tuck says he better not hear any of that noise, lest he introduce his fist to your face. He told the New York Daily News : If anyone turns on our coach, I would be the first one to punch him in the mouth. And put that in print. It better not happen, I know that. Given the context, its hard to tell if Tucks mouth-punching threat is just for people inside the Giants locker room turns on anyone at all who turns on Coughlin. If its the latter, is he going to stake out theNew York Post offices to punch headline writers? Is he going to listen to Mike Francesa all week so he can add Dominic from Bayside to the hit list? And is this retroactive? Should Tiki Barber start walking the streets in a helmet?

Justin Tuck is going to punch any Tom Coughlin doubters

The answer might surprise you . Ive had opportunities to play the game at the highest level, the Super Bowl, Ive had opportunities to get sacks and big plays at the Super Bowl. Ive also had opportunities to hunt some of the more majestic animals that God has put on this earth. I dont know if I could put one higher than the other, but theyre both pretty awesome. Interesting. Sacking the golden boy is equivalent to shooting a glorious animal trophy? It makes some sense, sure, but there are plenty of differences. Does that animal have a contract with Uggs ? Is he coached by an older stag wearing a ripped sweatshirt and lugging around a video camera to tape the habits of other deer?


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