Justin Tuck had some interesting things to say about last year’s team:
“A lot of people said our fans got spoiled because I’ve been here five years and we made the playoffs four years in a row and we won the Super Bowl. But I don’t agree with that. I think we got spoiled,” he said. “We started 5-0 and we kind of looked at ourselves like, ‘Here we go again. We’re going to make the playoffs and blah, blah, blah.’ And then we got hit in our face and we couldn’t respond. So it’s a good thing. I’m actually happy all of that happened last year because not we have to start from square one.”
I think Tuck hit it on the head here. Giants played entitled last year, like they belonged in the playoffs, when they still had to fight to make it. The key for the Giants is to have an “us against the world” mentality again. It has served them well in the past.