October 3, 1999 |
The NFL season may be only three weeks old, but times already have grown tedious for Michael Strahan, the New York Giants' all-pro defensive end. Strahan has gotten tired of being asked why he has yet to get a sack. After all, he dumped quarterbacks behind the line of scrimmage 29 times over the last two seasons. That malevolent habit won him a four-year, $32 million contract last summer, and the team obviously expects a return on its investment. Strahan, who may be the best run-stopping/pass-rushing defensive lineman in the game, would like to break the ice no later than this afternoon against the Eagles at the Meadowlands.
September 4, 2007 |
Seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Strahan reported to the New York Giants yesterday, 6 days before the season opener. Ending a holdout that may cost him more than $500,000 in fines, Strahan arrived unobserved at Giants Stadium around 4 p.m., handled some paperwork and met with general manager Jerry Reese and coach Tom Coughlin. He also took a physical and left after 45 minutes, not making himself available for comment. Strahan, 35, who held out for more than 5 weeks and missed all four preseason games while deciding whether to play a 15th season or retire, will practice today.
May 20, 2010 |
Getting shipped off to a new team might help the endorsement prospects of ex-Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. "While we're not sure of how he'll do on the field, off the field, his revival has already begun," wrote Jeff Lefton of the Sports Business Journal earlier this week. McNabb's star might also be the brightest now among athletes in D.C., where he'll start for the Redskins, blogged Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post today. The prime example is a new Dr Pepper ad, shot last month, in which Michael Strahan, the New York Giants defensive end turned Fox sports analyst and flopped sitcom star, relives a bit of his glory days.
September 1, 2007 |
Seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Strahan has decided to end his holdout and return for a 15th NFL season with the New York Giants. "He went with his heart instead of his head," Tony Agnone, his agent, said in a telephone interview with the Associated Press last night. "He felt at this point he was part of the team, and he was going to go to battle with them. " "He knows he'll be ready to go," Agnone said of Strahan's playing in the season opener at Dallas next week.
June 2, 2005 |
Coming off a season-ending chest injury, Michael Strahan wasn't supposed to be doing much on the opening day of the New York Giants' minicamp yesterday. "Limited" was the word the team used to describe his status. Strahan didn't act that way, though. The defensive end hugged guard Jason Whittle early in the morning workout and wrapped up punter Jeff Feagles later on. "I feel great," Strahan, 33, said between practices. "I am having no trouble, nothing hurts. I'm in one piece.
November 15, 2013 |
ON TUESDAY'S "Live with Kelly and Michael," host Michael Strahan talked about a 1999 game he played against the Doug Pederson -led Eagles in which he intercepted a pass and ran the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. In spectacular fashion, Strahan celebrated with a Ricky Martin -style pose. Producers later tracked down a video clip of the game with Strahan's celebration and aired it on yesterday's show. Cute, right? But that's when things went nuts. During the commercial break, former Eagle Lonnie Palelei stood up and made himself known.
January 5, 2001 |
1 How can the Eagles win? They have to stop running back Tiki Barber. They have to hit Giants quarterback Kerry Collins. They have to give Donovan McNabb time to throw. 2 Why is Barber such a pain for the Birds? He catches the ball "in space," as they say; that is, he gets the ball with nobody around. Then he runs away from the Eagles' overmatched linebackers. 3 Why does Collins play so well against the Eagles? Because he gets time in which to throw, and offensive coordinator Sean Payton - a former Eagles quarterbacks coach under then-offensive coordinator Jon Gruden - makes things easy for him. Think Gruden with Bobby Hoying.
September 5, 2007 |
Michael Strahan dropped thoughts of retirement and returned to the New York Giants for a 15th NFL season because his desire to play football and his love of the game were rekindled. He also, not incidentally, still wants a Super Bowl ring. "You know you just want to come back," a bearded Strahan said yesterday after rejoining the team and practicing. "I felt I wanted to play football, plain and simple. I wanted to enjoy it. I wanted to come here and enjoy myself, play football, enjoy my teammates and the fans and just do it - do it one more time.
November 23, 2001 |
Washington Redskins quarterback Tony Banks, who sustained a concussion in last week's game at Denver, returned to practice yesterday and remained on course to start against the Eagles on Sunday at Veterans Stadium. Banks sat out Wednesday's practice as a precaution, but all his postgame tests were negative. Kent Graham, who relieved Banks in the 17-10 victory over the Broncos, will start only if Banks has a setback. Jaguars. Jacksonville placed tight end Damon Jones on the waivers-injured reserve list, effectively ending his five-year career with the team.
September 3, 2002 |
Defensive player of the year Michael Strahan agreed to a 7-year, $46 million deal yesterday that will allow the NFL's single-season sack holder to end his career with the New York Giants. The deal came 3 days before the Giants' opener against the San Francisco 49ers and just 6 months after an angry Strahan declared that this would be his final season with the team after a proposed $56 million deal fell apart. Strahan, 30, will receive a $6.4 million signing bonus. A total of $20.9 million of the contract will be guaranteed over the next three seasons, including $5.5 million in salary this year.