Training Camp Day One: Selected Quotes

Cruz: "I don’t feel underpaid at all.  I was very excited about my contract."

Victor Cruz: “I don’t feel underpaid at all. I was very excited about my contract.”

Here are some reactions from Giants players upon their return to work today:

“I don’t feel underpaid at all.  I was very excited about my contract, very excited about where I am with this team.  I’m excited about the position that I’m in with this team and I’m excited about everything.  I don’t look at anybody else in terms of what they got and what I got.  I’m excited about this team.  It was just a general feeling, an honest feeling at the time of how I felt and it got kind of depicted in the wrong way.  I’m excited, man, I’m here.  If you look at the statistics, I’m not even supposed to be standing in front of you answering these questions right now.  For me to be here with a contract that’s over six years and with one of the best franchises in football ….” - WR Victor Cruz 

“Each year you’re hungry for it (the Super Bowl) and I’m hungry for my third, and as a team, I’m hungry for each player. Either guys are trying to get their second and some guys are trying to get their first and I think you want everybody to have that experience to know that you are the best team in the NFL that year and that’s just an accomplishment. That feeling is contagious and it is something that you desire each year and so we’re working hard and trying to do everything during the offseason and during this training camp and during the season to ensure we get another chance for that taste….” - QB Eli Manning 

“Talk is cheap, play the game. Teams and writers or sports analysts or whoever, they’re going to determine who’s going to win the Super Bowl before the spring even comes, so on and so forth. At the end of the day, the players have to go out there and play the game; not the coaches, not the fans, not the spectators, and not the analysts. So at the end of the day, like I said, the players have to go out there and play the game. And may the best team win….” - S Antrel Rolle