Asked what the darkest moment of his incarceration was, Vick said: "The darkest moments were just not being able to go home every day . . . It's like you're trapped. There's nowhere to go. Every night before I went to bed, I always prayed that something would happen that would expedite the process of me getting out. But it never did, and I think that taught me patience."
Costas also asked at what point Vick understood the error of his ways.
"I said that [after] about 4 or 5 months of being there, and then I realized I wasn't going home for another 13 months," Vick said. "Even after the first day I felt like I had learned my lesson. It only takes for them to slam the doors on you one time for you to know that, 'Look, this is serious. I can't live my life this way. I'm not supposed to be here. I'll do better.' After 4 or 5 months, I started to get comfortable in that environment and I had to pinch myself and say, 'I'm not supposed to be here. I should be at home with my family or in somebody's training camp right now.' That really put things in perspective of what I had done and the consequences I had to suffer. It cut me deep and it hurt. I had to get through that to make me the person I am today."
Shawn Andrews, whose balky back kept him out of practice all week, indeed started at left tackle for the Giants. He took a holding penalty on their second series, after linemate Will Beatty seemed to get away with a much more egregious hold on a pass play that resulted in a first down.
Jorrick Calvin paid the price for his two bobbles of rain-slicked balls in Washington - Calvin was inactive for the first time since Week 2 vs. Detroit. Rookie tight end Clay Harbor got his second successive activation at the expense of veteran Garrett Mills, and notched his first NFL catch in the second quarter . . . As expected, Nick Cole started at right guard, Dimitri Patterson at right corner. Juqua Parker, playing with a hip flexor problem, aggravated the injury and left the game. *