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Top Five Quotes from 2014



None of the millions of people watching the November 23rd Giants-Cowboys game had ever seen a catch like the one made by Odell Beckham Jr. and likely expect never to see one again.

But Beckham has other ideas.

"I hope it's not the greatest catch of all time," Beckham said of his spectacular 43-yard touchdown. "I hope I can make more."



At his end-of-season press conference, Giants President and CEO John Mara was asked what it meant to him to watch Odell Beckham Jr. in 2014:

"It was exciting to me. The energy and passion that he brought to our team was pretty startling. I was very frustrated for a while. He missed all of training camp and then he is missing the first four games of the season and we haven't even seen him on the field. I have no idea what we have. Then, all of sudden, he starts making plays and it was pretty exciting. For me, you would have to go back to 1981 before we were that excited about a rookie coming in and what he could possibly mean to this franchise. I hesitate to say that because I do not want to put that much pressure on him, but he certainly has brought a lot to this organization. "



Devon Kennard became the first Giants linebacker to be named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the team's December 7th victory in Tennessee.

"There have been some incredible linebackers to play for this organization," Kennard said. "So something like that, it was definitely special. But I know that I have a long way to go and a lot of things that I want to improve and continue to develop in my game. I'm just taking it one day at a time and am grateful for that accomplishment."

The fifth-round draft choice from USC had two sacks, a forced fumble and six tackles in the Giants' win.



Giants Safety Antrel Rolle spoke with WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts heading into Week 3 of the season, and issued a challenge to Giants fans and his teammates:

"I challenge the fans to be louder," Rolle said in the interview. "I challenge all the fans in New York to be louder. And you know what? In order for them to be louder, we have to give them something to be loud about. I challenge ourselves to go out there and play better, to make more plays, to make them get into the game that much more. Because these fans help us out a lot … We really love when the crowd gets into the game."



With Rashad Jennings sidelined, Rookie RB Andre Williams was given an increased role in the Giants Week 6 matchup with the Eagles. Heading into the game, Williams was asked how he was preparing:

"I prepare every week like I am going to play a full game," Williams said. "This week I am actually going to be able to play a full game, so I think up to this point I have prepared enough to start the next game and compete at the highest level.

"I only know one way to run, so I am just going to run hard and make sure I compete at the highest level."


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