Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 10/20/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 13: Justin Tuck #91 of the New York Giants reacts during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Giants Stadium on December 13, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
After a subpar performance in 2011, Justin Tuck is focused and ready to return to form for the New York Giants as they fight to repeat as Super Bowl champions. Photo Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images “I definitely didn’t work as hard as I should’ve last year,” Tuck said in an interview with ESPN for a fall episode of “E:60.” “The lockout was going on. I took a trip to Africa. There were some things I did in the past that I didn’t do last summer.” Tuck allowed the lockout and a shortened offseason to get the better of him. As a result, his unpreparedness got the best of him. Injuries riddled him throughout the season and his sack total dipped from 11.5 in 2010 to five. Despite his struggles, the Giants managed a historical season full of ups and downs, never failing to entertain en route to their second Super Bowl victory in five seasons. If the Giants wish to repeat in 2012, however, they will need their defensive captain focused and dedicated to another dominant year as a member of New...
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