â†µIn New York, Shockey was a fan favorite and a centerpiece of the offense. Since leaving, he's only gotten in the end zone one more time than he's been found passed out in Vegas (that's two to one, for those not keeping track). He's even been the butt of a joke in a Wale song ("You ------ mad you not me, I remain a giant and you Jeremy Shockey"). So his telling ESPNs Wendy Nix that he plans to have his best game of the season against New York probably doesn't mean a whole lot. â†µâ†µ
â†µWhat is remarkable is that Shockey's vows for revenge go back to before he actually left the Giants. Newsday exhumed a video interview he did with children in June 2008, a month before he was traded, saying that he would have his revenge on any team that had the gall to trade him. Prophetic words? Probably not. By then, Shockey had surely seen the writing on the wall, considering how he had alienated teammates and coaches and was injured during the team's title run the previous winter. â†µ
â†µSo will Shockey realize his own predictions and make the Giants pay, or will he have lied to a bunch of little kids? Not that it would rank anywhere close to being the most tasteless thing hes ever done. â†µâ†µ
â†µ(H/T to ProFootballTalk) â†µâ†µ
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