Jerry Reese was asked if this is the first time in his tenure as Giants general manager that he is feeling “under the microscope.”
“That’s funny,” he said, which elicited a laugh from the media. “You should come up to my office and let me show you some of the mail I get and I’ll show you under a microscope. From the very beginning, it was pretty vicious from the beginning some of the mail that I got. But this is a big boy sport. If you have thin skin in this market or in the Nat Foot League period you’re in the wrong job. I’m tougher than I look.”
Reese did point out that it is often the same people who were writing to him telling him how dumb he was for drafting Steve Smith and Kevin Boss who are now writing to him about not retaining Steve Smith and Kevin Boss.
I'm sure Reese has quite the collection of letters and voicemails and emails from fans. But this is really the first time since he has become general manager that the media is wavering a bit on him. The perception that the Giants were asleep at the switch on the Steve Smith deal does not do Reese any favors.
He says he has a gameplan. If it backfires, the microscope will be watching.