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Jameel McClain believes Giants are positioned to make a run in 2015

Giants linebacker Jameel McClain speaks to the press

Giants linebacker Jameel McClain speaks to the press in the locker room during the first day of minicamp on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Jameel McClain got together with some teammates on Sunday night after the Giants lost to the Eagles and delivered a prophecy.

"I was like, 'Yo, don't be shocked. There's going to be a run next year. So be prepared. Be ready right now because we have all of the dynamics to get where we need to get and we learned the biggest lesson you could ever learn,'" McClain said. "I know the year before last people were in this position and they went through something kind of similar, but now we brought in new players. We have new people who have seen this journey and been through this and now we have something to build off and people will see exactly how you can get better, where to not make the mistakes, what we can do to all be better. The faces will change but the logo will stay the same regardless."

Even though the Giants lost 10 games for the first time since 2004, McClain said he saw "amazing growth" from the team, particularly in the last month.

"When I first came here people loved the game, they loved it, they enjoyed it, but professionalism probably wasn't at the top of everybody's priority," he said. "But as the season went on you've just seen professionalism. You see rookies that understood. You see veterans that did stuff they didn't do. The growth of this team is amazing. I'm excited to see how next year starts. Not even next year. I'm excited to see the OTA. I'm excited to see 100 percent participation."

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