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Quick hits from the Giants on media day

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz smiles

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz smiles during Media Day for NFL football's Super Bowl XLVI Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Here is a roundup of some Giants highlights from media day.

**Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said that Jason Pierre-Paul could probably be a great tight end due to his speed and agility. Fewell said that he didn’t want the coaches from the offense to see him because he was a tremendous all-around athlete. Fewell said he would like to be a head coach and is not worried he was not asked to interview for any head coaching vacancies this season.

**Pierre-Paul was asked if he liked pizza over clam chowder. Dumb question, but that’s what you get on media day.

**Eli Manning briefly touched on his relationship with brother Peyton saying he has been a great supporter throughout his career.

**Tom Coughlin gave the media some insights on how he evaluates the opposing team each week. Of course there’s extensive research and discussions, but the coaches place a “grade” on each player and take it from there. Coughlin insisted that the players and coaches never deviate from their philosophy and “grading system.”

**Osi Umenyiora said that sacks are glorified and sacks are just tackles for a loss. Getting everyone back healthy was the turning point for the team and beating the Jets was a big morale booster because they did so much trash-talking. Umenyiora said Rex Ryan is a great coach and the Jets are their brothers, but they were “truly, truly happy to beat them.”

**When I posed the “turning point” question to Michael Boley, he said it was the 23-10 loss to the Redskins during Week 15. Following the loss, Big Blue said they couldn't let that happen again. The Jets went on to beat the Jets the following week and then the Cowboys in the season finale.

Other quick hits:

**Following each media session, the teams took a group photo in the endzone.

**Lots of entertainment outlets were at media day including “Access Hollywood” and Nickelodeon. A person from Nickelodeon was dressed in a very eccentric costume with a cape and mask. Players could not answer his questions with a straight face.

**It was great when one of these jokers would beat a sports writer in asking a question. Some writers would genuinely get mad while others just laughed it off. Players would go from being asked about defensive disguises to how much their watch costs.

**You always hear how the Super Bowl is a global event. That was never more evident today with tons of reporters from Azteca TV, And, yes, Ines Sainz was present at media day.

**Maria Menounos was also at media day wearing a Tom Brady jersey. What can you expect from a girl that was born and raised in Massachusetts?

Check out some of the raw videos I shot with an iPhone below.

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