Newsday.com has a story with strong quotes from Giants TE Jeremy Shockey. If you’re a fan of football, you probably appreciate the way Shockey approaches the game. Very aggressive, not afraid to sacrifice his body, extremely gifted as a receiver, etc. His comments in this story reflect the frustrations of a player whose competitiveness borders on orneriness when things aren’t going his way. Shockey can’t stand the fact that he’s still dealing with an ankle injury suffered during the exhibition season.
” ‘You get hurt in a preseason game against the Patriots,’ Shockey said with obvious irritation. ‘Seventy-five percent of guys don’t play in the last preseason game. But Bill Belichick decided to play his starters, so we ended up playing our starters the first couple of drives. It was an unfortunate accident.’ ” — Newsday