Super Shocker – Jeremy Staying Home

Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey has decided not to come to Arizona to watch his mates in the Super Bowl. Citing his desire to avoid becoming "a distraction," Shockey will instead watch the big game away from the rest of his mates.

Also, according to one of his teammates, Shockey feels it'll be easier for him to deal with missing what would have been the biggest game of his life away from the action.

Shockey, of course, is devastated about missing the Super Bowl. The sixth-year Pro Bowler broke his leg and injured his ankle against the Redskins on Dec. 16 and was lost for the season...

Think Amani Toomer's phone was ringing off the hook with congrats from former mates after New York clinched its Super Bowl berth? Think again. Of all his former teammates from the 2000 club that lost Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, Toomer only heard from two of them – LB Jessie Armstead, who is a part-time coach with Big Blue, and little-used DB Reggie Stephens.

"I've changed my (phone) number a bunch of times since then," Toomer laughed...

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Greg Gadson, who has been an integral part of the Giants' story this season, will be in Arizona. Gadson, who lost both of his legs in an explosion while serving in Iraq, spoke to the team before their season-saving victory in Washington and was an honorary captain in Green Bay.

"We call him a part of the team, and he is a part of our team, and he'll be here Friday," Coughlin said. "He spoke to the team on a couple of occasions. So he may very well do that (again). We'll see whatever is comfortable for Greg."

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