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GM Jerry Reese ranked No. 19 most influential person in NJ sports
Star-Ledger columnist Steve Politi’s annual “Juice List“, which ranks the 25 most influential figures in New Jersey sports, debuted on Tuesday and for the fifth consecutive year Giants general manager Jerry Reese is among the state’s elite.
Reese, No. 19, fell two spots from his No. 17 ranking last year.
“Two championships in six seasons is enough to put any general manager on solid footing,” Politi wrote. “But the fact that the Giants failed to win a single playoff game in his other four years on the job – missing entirely last winter – should be enough to keep Reese plenty motivated.”
Politi will release five additional New Jersey sports figures each day, leading up to Sunday’s announcement of the No. 1 spot.
Here’s a look at where Reese has been ranked since the Juice List’s inception in 2009:
» 2012, No. 17: “In August, he was skewered for not making enough moves. In February, he won the Super Bowl. Seems like the Giants GM deserves a little bit of a cushion this year. Maybe until October?”
» 2011, No. 22: “This is what happens when you win a Super Bowl in your first season as general manager: Fans expect great things. Now the Giants haven’t reached the playoffs in two years, and the GM will feel heat if they miss out again.”
» 2010, No. 19: “He won a Super Bowl in his first year as Giants GM, but in the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world of the NFL, that seems like eons ago. If his defense doesn’t improve, he’ll inch toward the hot seat for the first time in his career.”
» 2009, No. 13: “Win a Super Bowl on your first try as a general manager, and you’ll forever have a soft spot in the hearts of fans. Reese, an ace talent evaluator, did just that with the Giants. Now, about those receivers.”
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The Star-Ledger reports: Tom Coughlin confident Antrel Rolle will bounce back sooner than expected
ESPN NY reports: Monday practice report
The New York Daily News reports: DE Justin Tuck can keep his non-standard facemask
“I hate missing even a practice, being out there with my teammates, with my brothers. This is very hard for me to accept but at the same time, I have to be smart about it. I’m going to push myself because that’s who I am, I push myself in everything I do. I’ll try to get out there with those guys as soon as possible.” -Antrel Rolle
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