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David Tyree joins Giants front office

New York Giants David Tyree celebrates a Getty Images

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.”

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18 Responses to “David Tyree joins Giants front office”
  1. rambo08 says: Jul 22, 2014 12:30 PM

    Should have been ruled an incompletion.

  2. abninf says: Jul 22, 2014 12:34 PM

    Snee’s father in law will hook him up with a job.

  3. j2m1958 says: Jul 22, 2014 12:35 PM

    Let go

  4. 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

  5. micknangold says: Jul 22, 2014 12:44 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”

    Joe Buck is the pits.

  6. roadtrip3500 says: Jul 22, 2014 12:47 PM

    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…

  7. DonRSD says: Jul 22, 2014 12:48 PM

    Joe Buck ruins every game.

    GO BIG BLUE!!!

  8. cjas9298 says: Jul 22, 2014 1:08 PM

    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.

  9. kd75 says: Jul 22, 2014 1:12 PM

    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.

  10. tennesseeoilers says: Jul 22, 2014 1:14 PM

    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.

  11. justintuckrule says: Jul 22, 2014 1:26 PM

    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.

  12. xxsweepthelegxx says: Jul 22, 2014 1:28 PM

    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

  13. patriotsarespygaters says: Jul 22, 2014 1:37 PM

    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

  14. wishingtonredslur says: Jul 22, 2014 1:48 PM

    I bet they randomly throw passes at his head to see if he can catch it again. What an act of God like catch. What a great memory.

  15. dolphinsfan95 says: Jul 22, 2014 1:56 PM

    TYREE!!! MY HERO! Although he played for the Giants, Fins fans will be forever grateful too. #17-1

  16. CKL says: Jul 22, 2014 2:01 PM

    My guess is that he will be in charge of “sticky situations”.
    Pats fan.
    Sigh.

  17. tedmurph says: Jul 22, 2014 2:16 PM

    Make him wear a helmet to the office with a football glued to it.

  18. footballfan72 says: Jul 22, 2014 2:23 PM

    Tree should’ve been the MVP, ELISHA IS garbage! Miracle catch of the biggest duck pass of all time.

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