New York Giants rookie defensive end Damontre Moore knows what is expected of him. Once projected as a late first round draft selection, Moore fell to the Giants in the third round due to maturity and off the field issues that plague so many young players coming out of college.
When he first arrived at Giants rookie camp this past weekend, a note from teammate Justin Tuck that read “I hope you're ready to work” sent the rookie a clear message. He already has a reputation as a guy that doesn't give it his full effort on the field.
Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin has stated to the media that preparation and practice habits are areas of concern for the team. Moore plans on proving them all wrong by continuing his excellent play at the professional level. The Giants plan to use Moore in the same fashion in which he was used at Texas A&M: the defensive end/rushing linebacker hybrid.
Moore is aware that he needs to add size to his lean frame. He also knows that he is going to get worked over by Coughlin and his Giants teammates. They want to see how far they can push the 20 year old before he either ascends to greatness or breaks. The Giants are hoping that with some tough love, Moore can create the same havoc on opposing quarterbacks in the NFL as he did as an Aggie.