David Tyree joins Giants front office

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On Monday, the Giants said goodbye to a memorable player from the Tom Coughlin era when guard Chris Snee announced his retirement.

On Tuesday, they welcomed back another memorable player. The team announced that David Tyree, whose helmet-aided catch of an Eli Manning pass set up the winning score in Super Bowl XLII, will be rejoining the team as the team’s director of player development. Tyree has been working in the league office on player engagement and development and replaces former Giant Charles Way, who has moved onto a job with the league.

“I’m overwhelmed with joy,” Tyree said in the team’s announcement of the hire. “I guess you could say it’s a second homecoming. I’m grateful to have an experience with Charles Way, seeing his growth, his maturity as a professional. It even, to some degree, has impacted my life personally as a professional. Then having this opportunity to fill those shoes, I’m just grateful for the foundation that’s been laid, I’m grateful to be an example and hopefully represent this great organization in the same light and continue the great atmosphere and tradition of a wonderful organization with a premier culture. I’m just thrilled to get in here and serve these players.”

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Tyree would work with players “to aid them in their continuing education, their development as young men, the opportunities in the business world and in networking.”

18 responses to “David Tyree joins Giants front office

  1. One of the most spectacular Superbowl plays in history was almost ruined by Joe Buck’s monotone commentary – you would it was just another routine play at the time

  2. “One of the most spectacular Superbowl plays in history was almost ruined by Joe Buck’s monotone commentary – you would it was just another routine play at the time”

    Joe Buck is the pits.

  3. blue18hutthutt says: Jul 22, 2014 12:38 PM

    One of the most spectacular Superbowl plays in history was almost ruined by Joe Buck’s monotone commentary – you would it was just another routine play at the time
    ————————
    As was noted in ESPN’s Bill Simmons column – if Gus Johnson had called that play, his head would’ve exploded all over the booth…

  4. The same bloke who promised “anarchy” if gay marriage became law in New York. Yes, I’m sure there’s much to learn from him.

  5. Tyree is a local boy from NJ. Played at Cuse, where Coughlin played and coached. Lots of connections here.

    He was also a good guy who never got into any trouble as a player. Not even so much as a speeding ticket.

  6. It’s the only time I recall ever seeing a play that was really exciting on the front end (before the pass) and even more exciting during the catch … And it was a clutch moment in the Super Bowl, no less.

  7. Never understood all the hate toward that play and the Giants winning that game. I get it…there’s fans who hate the Giants and I respect that. BUT….the alternative would be listening to Pats fans gloat about being undefeated til the dawn of time. I would say that we bequeathed a HUGE gift to the rest of the NFL for that one and should be appreciated accordingly.

    You’re all welcome.

  8. Some people have nightmares about the Boogie man, wolves or murderers….I have nightmares of that catch Tyree made.

    -Pats fan

    In all seriousness, he seems like a stand up guy from everything I’ve read, congrats to him. Good mentor to players

  9. What a truly miraculous catch it was ,just incredible but The holding by the giants offensive line on that play was criminal but it was vs the patriots so the pats haters ignore it imagine if it was the other way around #SPYGATE #CHEATERS blah blah

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