Here are some of the highlights from Whitfield's interview on Sirius NFL Radio on Monday evening.
-- Said he got a call and when he saw on his cell who it was from he knew what it was probably about. And he decided he was retiring.
-- Feels the Giants are "cleaning house of older veterans" and will "get a nice young team out of it."
-- He said the locker room atmosphere was divisive this season and this is a way to get mainly young guys in there that will be supportive of the
coach. Said Luke Petitgout was not one of the divisive guys though. Made a reference to Tiki Barber calling out Coughlin as an example of some vets contributing to that atmosphere.
-- Said David Diehl will be the starting LT on opening day. "He's a beast" he said. He gave him a big endorsement, really likes him.
-- Thinks free agent Shaun O'Hara will get some big offers and will leave.
-- Said he loves LaVar Arrington, but said LaVar would understand him saying that he was "damaged goods" and Whitfield speculated "he might be done with football."
-- Was very supportive of Tom Coughlin and said the team doesn't need a new head coach, he's got the ship going the right direction.
Whitfield Hangs It Up
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