In the middle of a mini heatwave here in NYC. Yes, you heard correctly. Anthony Weiner is running for mayor. And yes, you also heard correctly – he’s probably going to win.
The Giants begin a two-day OTA session at TPC this morning. It is voluntary, so Victor Cruz is not expected. Everyone else is.
WR Hakeem Nicks told the Daily News’ Ebenezer Samuel, he’s ready to step into a leadership role with the club:
“A lot more guys come up to me for questions,” Nicks said at a United Way event in Manhattan Tuesday. “I’ve always been willing to take the role of leader.”
Nicks is still just 25, but he’ll enter his fifth year with the Giants. And this season, that will make in the team’s longest-tenured wideout. Veteran Domenik Hixon is gone, and star Victor Cruz is currently not around as he and the Giants continue to hammer out a long-term extension. So Nicks is embracing the role of leader.
“In the wide receiving room, I’ve been around the longest,” he said. “I’ve just got to take it stride for stride.”
CB Terrell Thomas is preparing to return after missing back-to-back seasons to ACL tears. He could be used at CB or at safety, but first he must prove that he is healthy. Thomas told Samuel “I just want to be on the field again, man.”
Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York reports that DE Justin Tuck is taking some extreme measures in his quest to return to form in 2013….
Tuck has acknowledged that he needs to play better and has tried different training methods and altered his nutrition. In March, he went to see Tony Robbins, the renowned peak-performance strategist and life coach, and even walked over hot coals that hovered around 2,000 degrees. Tuck and his wife, Lauran, spent a weekend attending Robbins’ “Unleash The Power Within” seminar.
“I realize I haven’t played my best the last two years,” Tuck said. “Whether it be injuries or the circumstances surrounding this team. Who knows? I knew it was time for me to try something different.
“I’ve had people telling me to get my butt to Robbins for two to three years now,” he continued. “I finally said if I am going to be dedicated to my craft and to being the best that I can be, then this has to happen.”
CB Charles Woodson will not be coming to the Giants. He signed a one-year deal with Oakland yesterday that could max out at $4.3 million if all the incentives kick in.