Ben McAdoo opened training camp last week talking about what he hopes will be the last day of the 2016 season and the Super Bowl trophy he wants to win. While that may seem shocking to some, the players have bought into the notion of a long-term objective.
“That’s what I expect,” running back Rashad Jennings said. “As an individual, everybody wants to make it to the Super Bowl, that’s why we’re playing this game. When the head guy preaches that and talks about it and has that expectation, it allows and forces you to bring your level of expectations up, too.”
It’s certainly added to the optimism around Giants camp.
“You can tell just from the energy levels that you feel when you’re walking around the building and when we’re out at practice,” Jennings said. “We know what kind of team we have, we really do. We can sit here and preach all day from offense to defense, special teams, why we feel we have a good team, but if we don’t go out here and prove it, it really doesn’t matter. I’m excited because sooner than later, we’re going to have the opportunity to prove it to ourselves and for our fans.”
And he’s also happy that he can talk about the season-long goal freely.
“It feels good to be on a team where it’s OK to talk about the Super Bowl,” Jennings said. “I’ve been a part of different teams where that was taboo, so I like it.”