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Fox's Michael Strahan suggests Giants ditch Shockey
So sorry about lack of blogging today. I really needed to get out of the basement, so I went to Fox's news conference introducing Michael Strahan as the newest member of its pregame cast.
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To whet your appetite, click below for Michael's comments when I asked him about Jeremy Shockey. Interesting stuff.Here's Michael:
"Its a situation where he doesnt want to be here; he doesnt want to play here. Thats obvious with everything thats going on. I dont think you really gain much by keeping a guy around, regardless of how well he plays for you, theres always that tension and thats one thing you cant have if youre expected to go back and repeat and have a team thats going to get everything you expect out of them.
"You cant have that tension. You have to have guys there who are happy to be there, not someone who is there and doing his job and no doubt hed do his job very well, but you just dont need that extra in the locker room, especially since he is one of the older guys, one of the leaders. You dont need that out of one of your leaders.
"So I think the best thing for them and for Shockey is if they have the opportunity, let him go. You read the paper; you know its like that. Im not telling you anything thats a secret. He doesnt want to be there."