The most prolific and tenured punter in NFL history took questions from viewers, including whether or not he’ll move down to the sidelines as a coach in some form.
“That’s a good question, I’ve thought about it a little bit,” Feagles said. “I dabbled in it the first year I retired working with Matt Dodge and had a lot of fun doing it. But it really takes a lot of time. A lot of hours are spent coaching, and I think after playing as long as I did in the NFL and seeing how much time away from your family and things coaches have to put in the NFL, it’s an 80-hour work week. And I’m just not ready to do that.”
Feagles also spoke about the maturation of quarterback Eli Manning, whom he played alongside from 2004 until his retirement in 2009.
“The six years I was with Eli, I saw his maturation in the sense that he’s always trying to get better. He leads by example, which to me is the way to be a leader. I think the guys look up to him – one, because of his preparations and his preparation breeds success – coach [Tom] Coughlin will tell you that all the time. When you sit in enough team meetings as I did with coach Coughlin, some of these things come to mind…Eli has grown up, and I think all Giants fans should be happy that they have a guy like Eli Manning here that can take the team on his shoulders.”
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