On day one of the offseason program, the New York Giants made their goals for the 2013-2014 season crystal clear: they're there to play in and win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLIfe Stadium. Anything short of that is a failure, and that powerful message was relayed to the players the moment they stepped foot in the facilities.
"You're in here because you're hosting the Super Bowl and you want to be in it," offensive lineman Will Beatty said on Thursday. "Straight up, that's the goal. … They made it very clear."
Beatty also expressed his happiness in being back with the Giants, and says he has no regrets with how early he re-signed with the team.
"In hindsight, yeah, we did the right thing," he said. "The contract that they offered me was great."
Meanwhile, there was still no sign of wide receiver Victor Cruz, who has until Friday to receive an offer sheet from other teams. But while he's focused on getting as much money as he can from the Giants, cornerback Corey Webster said he had absolutely not problem taking less if it meant good things for Big Blue.
"Whatever it needed to be for the team. I wanted to be a Giant," Webster said. "Didn't even think about it."
Finally, newly signed kicker Josh Brown said he received the message from Giants coaches loud and clear.
"I've played in one Super Bowl. Now the goal is to win one," he said.
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