Found May 21, 2013 on My Sports Rumors:
New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck is taking a different approach to training after a very, very disappointing 2012. ESPN New York is reporting that Tuck paid a visit to the “Unleash The Power Within” seminar hosted by Tony Robbins. Robbins seminars are known to work with attendees on their psyche, conquer personal fears and pretty much reinvigorate them. The seminar is known for it’s ending a walk on hot coals, which Tuck did participate in. All Giants fans I’m sure have the same lump in their throat that I had when hearing this. “This ain’t no gimmick,” Tuck said. “They were hot. You felt the heat. Even when you come off of them, they spray you down and your feet are smoking and you feel the heat.”(ESPN New York) Great just what we all want to hear. Luckily the article later followed with this But Tuck was so mentally amped at the moment of doing the fire walk that, he says, he didn’t feel any pain or suffer any injuries walking over the coals. “I feel like if I can get my mind to a point where I’m saying I am not afraid of these hot coals and I am going to own this moment, then you can get your mind to own anything,” Tuck said. “You might have a phobia of snakes, that is all mental.”(ESPN New York) The article goes on to say that Tuck and Robbins spent a lot of time talking and going over everything in Justin’s minds. Mainly his struggles with trying to be the perfect captain and how he beats himself up over poor performances, as he wants to lead by example. I would say that is a valid fear, I mean he is following Michael Strahan and Antonio Pierce. Since the visit Tuck has said he has been re-energized and still feels that energy today. I’m hoping this can carry over to the football field in 2013 as the Giants need Tuck back to being himself. They need the guy who opponents feared behind that shredder mask of his. From what Robbins and Tuck said at the end of the article, I’m holding home that the menace is back. Do visit ESPN and read the article as it was a VERY good read. “The thing that I got from it the most was a renewed confidence in self,” Tuck added. Robbins thinks there’s “a different hunger” in Tuck now. “There’s a drive in this man to be the best that has been with him his whole life,” Robbins said. “He doesn’t need frickin’ motivating. What he needs to be is unlocked and unleashed. He is unlocked and unleashed.”(ESPN New York)

Giants’ defense regressed under Perry Fewell’s leadership

Since 2010, the New York Giants’ defense has gone from being a top ten unit to one of the worst defenses in the NFL in 2012, ranked as low as 31st overall. It also doesn’t help that Osi Umenyiora left for the Falcons without many options to replace his production. Justin Tuck and Corey Webster are getting older. Antrel Rolle is overpaid and the linebacker position continues to...

Aaron Curry: Money changed me

Former first-round NFL Draft pick Aaron Curry has been a bust and he admitted that the money he made changed him as a person.

Giants’ Hakeem Nicks is taking on a leadership role with young receiving corps

New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nick is qualified to become a leader for the team. He’s won a Super Bowl with them, fought through injuries, and now he’s the oldest player in the group. The Giants think a lot of Nicks, so much so they won’t pay the ultra productive Victor Cruz more that what they will eventually re-sign Nicks for. They see him as the leader of the receiving...

Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nick don’t show up for Giants OTA’s

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz wasn’t expected to show up for this week’s voluntary organized team activities and he didn’t, according to Ohm Youngmisuk The Giants were also missing their other top receiver, Hakeem Nicks.  Head coach Tom Coughlin expressed some disappointment that he didn’t show up, per Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record. Nicks would...

Giants reportedly may bring back Ramses Barden

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, free agent wide receiver Ramses Barden might re-sign with the Giants after testing the open market. Barden, the Giants’ third-round pick in 2009, is heading back to the New York area and will take a physical with team doctors on Thursday, the Daily News has learned. And if all goes well for the unrestricted free agent, according...

Giants kick off OTA without WRs Cruz and Nicks

Coach Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants knew Victor Cruz wouldn't show up for the organized team activity without a contract, so his absence was expected. Not so with fellow receiver Hakeem Nicks. Nicks surprised Coughlin Wednesday when he failed to show up for the team's first voluntary workout. The coach was given no explanation. Nicks' agent, Peter Schaffer,...

Giants new LB Aaron Curry admits the money made him lose motivation

Aaron Curry never lacked motivation during a four-year career at Wake Forest in which he received the Butkus Award as the nation’s finest linebacker in 2008, but something happened when he went to the NFL. I remember NFL Scouts like Mike Mayock saying that he was the can’t miss pick, and he turned out to be one of the biggest busts in Seahawks history. He has since been cut by...

Giants co-owner Steve Tisch is confident Victor Cruz will sign an extension

New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch told Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports at the NFL Spring Meeting that he’s confident that Victor Cruz will be a Giant. “We’re talking. (Cruz’s agent) Tom Condon is talking to (Giants general manager) Jerry (Reese) and I’m personally confident that Victor wants to be a Giant, will be a Giant,” Tisch said. “He’s a great guy. It...

Hakeem Nicks wants to be a leader then misses OTAs

Apparently, Hakeem Nicks doesn’t understand that leaders lead. The New York Giants fifth-year wide receiver who is entering into the final year of his rookie contract, claims that he is ready to be a leader. That’s what he told reporters just last night in Manhattan: Via NYDN: Younger wideouts come up to him and ask him questions about “their routes, stuff about the offense...

Hakeem Nicks Is Feeling Great

New York wideout Hakeem Nicks, who had a knee scope earlier this offseason, told Ralph Vacchiano he's "feeling as good as I've felt in awhile."Fantasy Spin:That's great news for Nicks' fantasy owners and Eli Manning owners too. A healthy Nicks is a top-10 fantasy receiver. Now if the Giants can just get the Victor Cruz situation under control they can have...

Aaron Curry admits he lost motivation after earning a lot of money as a high draft pick

New York Giants linebacker Aaron Curry admitted to the Newark Star-Ledger that he lost his focus after being drafted fourth overall by the Seahawks and earning a lot of money. “Early in my career, I was just selfish and self-centered,” Curry said. “I was more about me than I was the Seahawks at the time. I was more focused on my own desires versus the franchise and the team...

Giants may bring Barden

The New York Giants have an open spot on their 90 man roster and may look to bring back a former Giant, Ramses Barden. Barden was a third round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and has spent his entire career with the G-men. Over four seasons he didn’t provide much to the team so when they wouldn’t offer much more then the league minimum Barden deiced to test the market. It was...

Grading the draft: New York Giants

As the draft drew near one thing was clear; the New York Giants were in no man's land with the 19th pick. Speculation was rampant as to which direction they would go once called to the clock. Much of this was the result of not knowing who would be available to them...

New York Giants Co-Owner Steve Tisch on Victor Cruz Deal: The Process is Taking It’s Time

The clock has tick tocked itself out and the Jeopardy theme has long since run its course, yet restricted free agent (RFA) Victor Cruz remains unsigned. And although numerous reports recently suggested the ongoing negotiations were nearing their end, New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said on Tuesday that talks continue and the process is “just taking its time.” No kidding...

New York Giants Co-Owner Steve Tisch on Victor Cruz Deal: The Process is Taking It's Time

The clock has tick tocked itself out and the Jeopardy theme has long since run its course, yet restricted free agent (RFA) Victor Cruz remains unsigned. And although numerous reports recently suggested the ongoing negotiations were nearing their end, New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said on Tuesday that talks continue and the process is "just taking its time." No kidding...
Giants News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.