This week has been tough for the Giants
With news coming out on Tuesday that former New York Giants’ head coach Jim Fassel had passed away after suffering a heart attack, many of his former players went on Twitter to express their sadness.
Former running back Tiki Barber posted quite a long message on Twitter expressing his feelings towards Fossil.
Michael Strahan posted a tweet and even talked about Fassel passing away on “Good Morning America.”
One of Fassel’s former players, quarterback Kerry Collins, spoke with the New York Post and expressed how grateful he was for how Fassel helped resurrect his career in the NFL during his time with the Giants.
“What awful news,’’ Collins said. “Just awful. Jim and I really got along great. No one did any more for me in my professional career than Jim Fassel. I owe him a big, great debt of gratitude for giving me the opportunity to come to the Giants and revive my career. It’s really sad, just an extremely sad day all around for me.’’
“I always thought of him as a friend,’’ Collins said.
“Ex-quarterbacks kind of have this, it’s a different thing. That was special for us. The fact he liked quarterbacks, he was a quarterback, he knew how we thought. I’m sure I had probably a different bond than a lot of guys had with Jim, on a lot of different levels. Those are just fond memories I’ll always appreciate.’’
Fassel did a masterful job in helping Collins fix the mistakes that he made early on his career that made people think he was a first round bust. He went from being a bust to a quarterback who led the Giants to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXV.
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