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Umenyiora appears to have calmed down

Osi Umenyiora was breathing fire last time we heard from him, saying he would rather retire than come off the bench next season in New York.

Things have settled since the defensive end had a long chat with G.M. Jerry Reese in February.  Coach Tom Coughlin also said he couldn’t guarantee Osi anything at the Scouting Combine.

Umenyiora hasn’t backed down publicly, but actions speak louder than words.

Coughlin revealed to reporters Wednesday that Umenyiora has been attending the offseason program with a “smile on his face, working his tail off.”

Score one for Coughlin.

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12 Responses to “Umenyiora appears to have calmed down”
  1. anjelmanning says: Mar 24, 2010 4:48 PM

    OSI! OSI! OSI!

  2. Big Blue says: Mar 24, 2010 4:55 PM

    If Osi doesnt step up this year he is going to be coming off the bench in the CFL.

  3. SimAlex2000 says: Mar 24, 2010 4:58 PM

    someone page albert haynesworth and let him know how real pros behave, please.

  4. Resolution says: Mar 24, 2010 5:13 PM

    All Osi would have to do is look at his stats when faced with a run. He was really _really_ bad against the run last year. Heck just look at tapes. If a man cannot help his line stop the run, then the team you play for will find someone who can, very simple. Work hard, come back next year improved and be the old Osi everyone didn’t want to go up against. No problem.

  5. Gabrielsdad237 says: Mar 24, 2010 5:28 PM

    “Score one for Coughlin.”
    Not necessarily. It also shows that Usi is smart enough to know that any trouble from him makes it harder to get a trade.

  6. The Lord says: Mar 24, 2010 5:37 PM

    The Giants are the only team I know of who have two good defensive ends and are still looking at drafting a defensive end in the first round.

  7. Ronworth Dubbs says: Mar 24, 2010 6:52 PM

    “The Lord says: March 24, 2010 5:37 PM
    The Giants are the only team I know of who have two good defensive ends and are still looking at drafting a defensive end in the first round.”
    They have 3 actually. Osi, Tuck, and Mathias Kiwanunka

  8. mike_311 says: Mar 24, 2010 7:20 PM

    The Lord, they had Strahan and Osi and drafted Tuck, two years later they smothered Tom Brady and won the superbowl… You can never have too many DEs.
    Its the second most important position.

  9. jreed says: Mar 24, 2010 7:43 PM

    OSI is Over rated. Had one good game in his career!

  10. Adam says: Mar 25, 2010 2:02 AM

    shrugs
    keep him or trade him

  11. cantgetenough says: Mar 26, 2010 8:46 AM

    Go ahead and think that Osi is overrated.

  12. Adam says: Mar 27, 2010 12:37 AM

    Maybe Osi’s still a dick but Coughlin’s covering it up for trade purposes?
    Hopefully, everything’s good with Osi, when he’s good he’s GOOD.
    OR…get some nice picks for him.

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