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New York Giants Safety #21 Kenny Phillips

August 13, 2008

Okay, okay. I promised myself I would not get too excited. Sorry, I am excited. Kenny Phillips has a few people gushing, and they are the right ones.

Safeties coach David Merritt: (Last year you had) “phenomenal team-oriented players and then you plug in a guy like Phillips who has the athletic that he brings to the table- it is going to be special.”

Then Merritt went on to quote Plaxico from a conversation he had with him yesterday. Said Burress: “Coach, Man, I’m going to be honest with you, I hate seeing guys like Kenny back there in the middle post because they are so fast and so rangy… (Merritt continued in his own words)… you see this young man get from the middle of the field to the sideline in a beat, that intimidating factor right there coming from a guy like Plaxico means a lot. I look for great things out of him.”

No, this was no puff piece. The coach took the time to tell everyone he is still a rookie, he is not a starter, he has not been anointed, he still makes his mistakes. But this sounds real good, coming from a coach and a veteran on the other side of the ball. This is EXACTLY what you want to hear.