Jacobs, O'Hara Ready for Another Run

Two key offensive players from the Giants' 2007 championship run admitted Friday that it's going to take an awful lot of hard work for them to reach the top of the mountain once again this coming season.

"One of the toughest things to handle in the NFL is success," center Shaun O'Hara said.

Bruising running back Brandon Jacobs stated that New York's success alone will serve as motivation for the 2008 season.

"You use it because it's one of the best feelings you've ever had," Jacobs said as the second week of the Giants' offseason workout program came to a close. "We want to go back there so we can have that feeling again."

O'Hara pointed out that Giants strength and conditioning coach Jerry Palmieri stressed during the first day of the club's offseason program on March 31 that the odds are against Big Blue making another extended postseason run.

O'Hara said he wasn't taking Big Blue's Super Bowl success for granted.

"There are a lot of NFL players that go through their whole careers and never experience it," he said.

The duo also touched on a few other topics on Friday…

O'Hara said that while he hasn't spoken to tight end Jeremy Shockey recently he fully expects – and wants – number 80 back for this coming season. "I'd much rather play with Jeremy Shockey than against him," he said…

O'Hara also spoke of one night recently when he and QB Eli Manning were having dinner at the famous Manhattan restaurant Rao's and were fortunate enough to run into Yogi Berra. After Berra congratulated the recent champions, Manning asked him how many championships he won during his illustrious career. When Berra responded, "10," Manning turned to O'Hara and said, "We have nine more to go."…

Finally, Jacobs said he was excited to visit the White House, where the Giants are expected to be honored on April 30.

"I've never been there," Jacobs said. "It's a place I definitely want to go."

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