The New York Giants are an established football team with two Super Bowl championships in the past five seasons. Many of the squad’s superstars have become household names, as leaders like quarterback Eli Manning and defensive end Justin Tuck have valiantly paved the way into the playoffs time after time.
All too often, however, the lesser-known, dirty jobs go unnoticed or underappreciated. Those who perform these duties can be overlooked for entire seasons, never receiving an ounce of their due credit.
As Manning, Tuck and the rest of the Giants make a final push toward the postseason, New York needs its role players to step up accordingly. The role player who proves to be most valuable to the team’s success will be the Giants’ unsung hero.
In July, I named offensive lineman Kevin Boothe as New York’s unsung hero for the 2011 Super Bowl season. This article will highlight four potential recipients for the 2012 season.