For Strahan, the selection was his fourth in five years. He's a half-sack shy of tying Mark Gastineau's all-time mark of 22, set in 1984. "You're talking about breaking an NFL record, that's pretty dramatic," Jim Fassel said. "Personally, I'm really happy for Michael."
The selection of Armstead, his fifth straight trip, and Stone, his second, were much more surprising. "Both of those guys are top of the line at their position," Fassel said. "I'm happy for both those guys." "If I could trade it in, I'd trade it in for the playoffs," Armstead said. "I honestly mean that. "After what I've been through this is very nice for me. I've done this four times already, but I'm thankful for a fifth."
While Micheal Barrow was passed over at middle linebacker, he was ecstatic about Armstead's selection. "For him to go out there and lay it on the line, when he was injured like that, that's a good reward for him," Barrow said.
As for Stone, he's looking forward to another Hawaii trip, even though it's going to mean that he'll miss being in the wedding of close friend and former Giant Roman Oben. "It was a lot of fun [last year]," Stone said. "It'll probably be more fun this year. My kids will probably come this time. "I'm not one to brag but I rank myself up there."
On the injury front, CB Will Allen is listed as probable with a heel injury. "It shouldn't be a problem," Fassel said, "he'll practice [Thursday]." Kick returner Jonathan Carter (toe) and Stone (wrist) are questionable, RB Damon Washington (knee) is doubtful and G Rich Seubert (knee) is out.