Shawn Andrews: Giants "more of a family atmosphere"

Last year Shawn Andrews was on the same roster in Philadelphia as his brother, Stacy. But it’s this year with the Giants that Andrew says feels like being part of a family.

Andrews played his first game in a Giants uniform Saturday night against the Ravens, and he told Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger afterward that he felt like he was in the right place.

“It just felt good to run back out, even though I’m at my new home with the G-Men,” Andrews said. “I have to say it feels much more of a family atmosphere than what I’m used to in the past. Just starting with that in the locker room and then running out there, it’s an unbelievable feeling.”

Andrews had played his entire career with the Eagles before signing with the Giants this month, and he suggested that he’s more comfortable with his new team than he ever was in Philadelphia.

“It just feels like home,” Andrews said. “And I’m not just saying that to say the right thing. It really does. And I told the offensive line guys that. You can tell everybody is sincere and want to be here and work together. I can’t say it’s been like that my whole career.”

30 responses to “Shawn Andrews: Giants "more of a family atmosphere"

  1. I think the family atmosphere comes from the voices in his head.
    This guy’s been all talk but no play and no heart for years.

  2. WOW! After everything the Eagles did to support him, this is what he says?
    Wasn’t he just singing the praises of the Eagles and their front office last year when he helped recruit his brother to play there? Is he now admitting that he was lying to his own brother about what a great place Philly is to play?
    Typical of the nonsense that comes out of his mouth. I really can’t get a read on this guy.

  3. More of a family? How can you subtly take a shot at the Eagles after they likely paid for your counseling and put you on IR and gave you time to get your head on straight? Fact of the matter is, dude was messed up in the head and couldn’t play because of personal issues. Can’t blame the Eagles for releasing him.

  4. More a family atmosphere, you quit on the Eagles. Even when you were healthy it was a problem. The Eagles wanted to get you help and you refused. You and your brother are wasted talent.

  5. What a waste of a first round draft pick, and with everything the Eagles and Andy Reid did for this guy to say this after being as good to him as they were is nothing short of a slap in the face.
    I can’t wait till we play these guys and he is on the field…….our D-Line is gona light him and his bad back up all day long. The only thing better than beating the Giants twice this year will be sending his fat ass back to the IR list.

  6. Shocker, iggles scum bag post from a fan of a scum bag team.
    Of course the Giants are a more family atmosphere, they actually give a crap about their players. Unlike the Egirls the Giants have been in the same family since their inception over 80 years ago and there are several Mara’s and Tisch’s in the organizatio. Not to mention a quarterback who gives a damn about others and not just himself and the team knows bipolar disorder isn’t something you get from touching someone (which is why Laurie was never around Shawn).

  7. What does Shawn Andrews know about the Eagles locker room???? He hasn’t been in it for three years!! In case you haven’t noticed the Eagles have totally revamped the roster to the point he probably wouldn’t recognize anyone but his brother in that locker room. It has been said in the passed that when McNabb was on the team the locker room was divided, and now that he’s gone everyone seems to have a great relationship. Trading McNabb and getting rid of this lazy slob were two of the best moves this franchise has made in years!

  8. The Eagles did everything in their power to placate this guy and he has the nerve to say the Giants treat him more like a member of their family.

  9. Double that Zaggs is totally clueless all the Giants did was make it was 52 man roster, just wait he will screw you 2! We will all be happy to comment on that post when he takes the Giants money and runs to see specialist after specialist!!! Good friggin luck with that move!

  10. Lets see:
    -Signed your free agent Brother Stacy. Check
    -Traded for your college roommate Peters. Check
    – Coddled and babied you for two years. Check
    What a bunch of heartless jerks.

  11. So BIG JB is actually Jazzbuff from the Eagles Message Board. It figures. I recognize your ” hair on fire ‘ posting style, the use of all caps, and the stupid phrasing.
    Now type ” GET SMART ” and cry some more on McNabb’s dirty jock. You know you want to…

  12. living w/ his brother playing video games, as well as being with him along side in practice.. WASN’T HOME ENOUGH? PSYCHO!!!!
    This guy is out of his god forsaken MIND! The Eagles went out and SIGNED A JOKE just to make this guy get over his depression issues, and now we are stuck w/ Stacey Andrews.

  13. Surprising he didn’t discover a high quality of life in Philadelphia. Actually it’s a surprise anyone with an IQ over 30 would live there at all – outside of the faculty at Penn.

  14. How long till he loses his Prozac? Good riddance baby boy Shawny. Giants are more cuddly, gentle, & fluffy soft too…

  15. Eaglesfan290 says:
    August 29, 2010 4:23 PM
    What a waste of a first round draft pick, and with everything the Eagles and Andy Reid did for this guy to say this after being as good to him as they were is nothing short of a slap in the face.
    I can’t wait till we play these guys and he is on the field…….our D-Line is gona light him and his bad back up all day long. The only thing better than beating the Giants twice this year will be sending his fat ass back to the IR list.
    ___________________________________
    Your D Line will have their hands on their knees, sucking wind by the 3rd quarter – because your QB is the worst in the NFC East.. Your D will see more time on the field this year than they have in the last 10 seasons.
    The Eagles have their worst team in 10 years – they aren’t beating the Giants twice this year.
    Andrews is a BACKUP.
    Wishful thinking on your part – but I guess that’s all you can do when you’re an Eagles fan.
    CHOKE ARTISTS OF THE CENTURY!

  16. KolbFan says:
    August 29, 2010 8:33 PM
    How long till he loses his Prozac? Good riddance baby boy Shawny. Giants are more cuddly, gentle, & fluffy soft too…
    __________________________________
    You know what else is more cuddly, gentle, and fluffy soft too?
    The Philadelphia Eagles track record in big games.
    There should be a rule on this website: No posting unless your franchise has actually done something significant since it’s inception.
    BOOOOOOOOOYAH!

  17. Violent By Design says:
    August 29, 2010 4:32 PM
    What does Shawn Andrews know about the Eagles locker room???? He hasn’t been in it for three years!! In case you haven’t noticed the Eagles have totally revamped the roster to the point he probably wouldn’t recognize anyone but his brother in that locker room. It has been said in the passed that when McNabb was on the team the locker room was divided, and now that he’s gone everyone seems to have a great relationship. Trading McNabb and getting rid of this lazy slob were two of the best moves this franchise has made in years!
    __________________________________
    Yes, releasing the all time passing leader of your franchise – after you’ve built a team around passing the ball, was in fact a great move.
    Another good call by an educated Philly fan!

  18. The Eagles did everything for him to help him with his injuries/ mental health issues, including signing his brother. What a ridiculous comment by Shawn.

  19. if his own brother couldnt get him to work how is a new franchise gonna get you to work?
    have fun with this lazy bum

  20. no wonder all eagles players want to get outa philly; you fans a brutal & heartless. no sympathy at all; practically ran mcnabb outa town as well. how about appreciating what players have done for your team in past.

  21. Setting aside my team loyalty to the G-Men and looking at this objectively I know the Eagles went above-and-beyond to help Andrews. I, of course, just hope he comes through for the Giants, but no one can say the Eagles didn’t do more than their fair share to help him out during his time in Philly.

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