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Focus man, that’s what Justin Tuck is saying in a nutshell. The two time Super Bowl champion knows a little about the art of second half football, and the Giants are in a good position this time around.
The team is usually fighting down to the wire, but this year they have a chance to take it all off the table earlier than previous years. The key is always health, and a healthy Hakeem Nicks will make Eli Manning’s tired arm much better.
However, Tuck is talking about focus, blocking out distractions, something they failed to do the past two games.
“We lost a little focus. I think everybody on this team feels that we can be the best team in the league when we’re playing our style of football. It’s just unfortunate that we haven’t played our style of football the last couple of weeks and we have to find a way to get back to playing that because it’s going to be needed leading up into these next few weeks.
“I think we always have been very confident," Tuck said via newyorkgiants.com. "Sometimes maybe too confident, borderline cocky a little bit.”
“It needs to start now. It definitely needs to start now. I think our sense of urgency has to be great and we have to come out of this bye running. We’ve got to hit the ground running and that’s important for us leading up to the next couple of weeks to get that momentum back swung in our direction.”
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