A quick recap of GIANTS co-owner John Mara on WFAN today with Mike Francesa while Francesa was at GIANTS camp:
- Briefly talked about Mr. Mara’s role in the NFL lookout process. Mr. Mara refused to take much credit for his role in helping bring football back to the NFL.
- The changes made to the league rules (kick offs, practice lengths, etc) are all needed and will help improve the league. Coaches and players will learn to adapt.
- Economics did not keep the GIANTS from signing any player. The GIANTS were not going to sign players to contracts they believed were bad for the GIANTS.
- The GIANTS had an off-season plan and they tried to execute the plan. They did not want to loose S. Smith or K. Boss but they did not believe the players were worth the money being offered.
- Expects T. Beckum to step up and play well this year.
- Spoke about PSL’s and season ticket holder movement. Said there are very few cancellations. Season ticket holders are selling there PSL’s and have the right to do so.
- Does not believe the New GIANTS stadium is less loud. Mr. Mara believes the stadium is loud when the GIANTS play well. Some fans in the box seats take longer to come back to their seats.
- A good amount of progress has been made in planning for the Super Bowl. There will certainly be a NY/NJ feel to the Super Bowl. He also said Woody Johnson needs to be quite about wanting snow on the day of the game.
- Tom Coughlin has NEVER had to coach for his job. Mr. Mara said they want Tom Coughlin to coach the GIANTS for as long as he (Coughlin) wants to.
- The late season collapses in 2008 and 2010 have certainly taken a toll on Mr. Mara.
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