In just two days, the Giants upgraded their CB corps with the signings of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond. Both are excited to be joining the Giants, one of the league’s flagship franchises.
There’s something to be said about the trophy case when you visit QDTC that casts a spell on all who enter. No better recruiting tool than four Lombardi trophies and 90 years of history on the walls.
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
“The main thing, bringing in guys from Kansas City, Seattle, you can see what they’re doing, trying to bring guys that are going to come in and lead by example. That’s always a plus.”
“I definitely believe this is a championship team. Starting with Eli, a great quarterback, a guy that you know can get it done. He’s done it, proven it before. They’re bringing in a lot of pieces, so I definitely think it’s going in the right direction.”
“I haven’t really found anywhere to just call home for real. So if I can just settle down and find a place to be home, I know my best football is ahead of me.”
CB Walter Thurmond
“I wanted to meet other teams and see what was out there. Once I came here and met the coaching staff and heard the opportunities they presented to me, I couldn’t resist. It was a testament to the coaching staff. I got along with everybody, coach (Tom) Coughlin, the general manager (Jerry Reese), the DBs coaches – just great people out here.”
“I’m a competitor. I play the game to win championships. The Giants organization has a lot of prestige, a lot of history in that aspect of winning four Super Bowls. We want to bring another one here.”
“I’m all about competition. I know they have a need here. I’m going to bring my work ethic and make the most of the opportunity they’re going to give me.”
Quotes courtesy of Giants public relations dept