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When Giants coaches first notified Barry Cofield that they were going to try him at nose tackle, the 306-pound player thought that he wouldn't be big enough.

Cofield figured NFL nose tackles were supposed to look like 365-pound Ted Washington, 350-pound Sam Adams or 340-pound Tony Siragusa. Then they had the rookie watch some game film on Kendrick Clancy, the 305-pound player who performed so well in his one season as a starter with the Giants in 2005 that the Arizona Cardinals signed him to a four-year, $8.1 million deal in the offseason. "He's not...

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