Giants | Arrington angry as camp gets ready to open
Thu, 27 Jul 2006 19:50:24 -0700

Arthur Staple, of Newsday, reports New York Giants LB LaVar Arrington vented for nearly an hour to reporters outside his dorm Thursday, July 27, talking mostly about his undeserved bad reputation and wondering why he hears so much negativity about the Giants in the national football media. "People want to hate on the Giants," he said. "I've heard negative statements about Eli, about the defense. 'Who's going to be the biggest flop this year?' They say the .Giants. They hate us. They really hate on the Giants. I guess it's a great situation because people have always hated on me." ESPN analyst and former Pittsburgh Steelers RB Merril Hoge set off Arrington. According to Arrington, Hoge ripped him recently, which "really broke my heart. I go way back with this guy." Arrington said Hoge questioned whether the linebacker will fit in with head coach Tom Coughlin.