Tom Coughlin answered questions for the media today. Here are some of the questions…
That's what happens when all 32 teams in all seven rounds snub you during the draft. For Pierce, not being drafted in the 2001 NFL Draft was like watching 246 kids being picked ahead of him on the playground. It was a feeling of worthlessness. A stinging reminder that no one thought he was good enough on which to even take a late-round flier. After making eye-popping plays at The University of Arizona, Pierce sat by his phone for two days waiting to get the phone call that never came. It was hard for him to swallow when he heard that final, even harder-to-pronounce name, Tevita Ofahengaue, a tight end from Brigham Young drafted by the team in nearest proximity to Pierce, the Arizona Cardinals. A few days later, Pierce signed with the Washington Redskins as the ultimate long-shot, an undrafted free agent. But then-coach Marty Schottenheimer, an old linebacker himself, liked the all-out toughness he saw in Pierce and thought he might be able to make it. "He's as smart as any...
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