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Pierce making sure Giants focus on what really matters

A respected leader who craves winning more than the limelight, veteran LB Antonio Pierce is arguably the most essential player on the Giants' defense, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

Originally Published: January 29, 2008
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- New York Giants middle linebacker Antonio Pierce ducked and dodged the question like a polished politician Monday night.

He had been asked, rather simply, if he really was responsible for several teammates' wearing monotone black suits on their flight to Phoenix for Super Bowl XLII, and he wouldn't take credit.

"You have to wear a suit anyway, so we all decided it would be great for team unity," Pierce said, adding that at least 38 players on the Giants' ...

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