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Giants TE compliments Coughlin as an ‘***,’ insists he takes care of his body
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July 30, 2006
ALBANY, N.Y. - Four seasons in the NFL haven’t changed Jeremy Shockey.
The three-time Pro Bowl tight end is still playing hard, partying hard, dying to win a championship, and saying things that will raise the eyebrows of the New York Giants and coach Tom Coughlin.
In a wide-ranging 20-minute session with reporters on Sunday that was mostly positive about the Giants’ chances this season, Shockey criticized his own lack of patience, noted that the team’s current offense limits him and that Coughlin can sometimes — to put it politely — be annoyingly stubborn.
While candid, the comments were mild compared to those made before his second season in 2003, when the flamboyant player angered late owner Wellington Mara by making a derogatory comment about Dallas coach Bill Parcells — the man who led the Giants to two Super Bowls — and discussing his sexual fantasies in a magazine piece.
“I play hard,” the 25-year-old Shockey said during a break at the Giants’ training camp at the University at Albany. “In life, I live life hard. I play hard on the football field. That’s just my mentality.”
If Shockey made anything clear, it was that his desire to win is exceeded only by the frustration when the Giants don’t. He can no longer leave the field with a smile after dropping a pass.