On the day that Giants defensive end Justin Tuck got his second Super Bowl ring, he made a bold proclamation about his thoughts on getting a few more.
Tuck said the goal of the players who were on the Giants’ 2007 and the 2011 championship Giants is to be remembered as one of the all-time great teams in NFL history.
“You get that first time and you’re in awe, like, ‘Oh God, this might not ever happen again,’” Tuck said, via the Star-Ledger. “You win a second one and you’re like, ‘Hey, maybe we can do something here.’ Our thing now is we want to make it a dynasty.”
To be remembered as a dynasty, the Giants would need to win at least one more Super Bowl, and maybe two more Super Bowls, with a nucleus that includes Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning, Tuck and some of the other players from both Super Bowl teams.
“You think about how lucky you are to be in this situation,” Tuck said. “There are a lot of great players who didn’t have an opportunity to win playoff games let alone Super Bowl wins, and I have two. I’m definitely thankful for that.”
And he’ll be even more thankful if he gets a third Super Bowl ring.