NY Giants Safety Andrew Adams speaks with Randy Zellea about trying to repeat his Home Run championship at the annual softball game, discusses the responsibility of athletes in the community.
Adams is entering his third year in the league and takes being a veteran leader very seriously. “I know we have younger guys on this team and we need to have good examples for them. I want to be a good example as a professional for them to learn from.”‘
“I tell the guys to take everything day by day because its a privilege to be here, we are not supposed to be here so work hard enough to show them why you deserve to be here.” is the advice Andrew has given his younger teammates in camp so far.
Andrew has been an active member in the community by hosting football camps in Georgia as well as showing support to his fellow teammates events and camps.
Last Season Andrew wan the Home Run Derby Championship at the first Landon Collins Vs Brandon Jacobs Softball Game which helped raise money for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund.
When asked about repeating as champion, Adams openly admitted that he had not picked up a bat since the previous year. “That was actually the first time I picked up the bat since last year, so it took a couple swings to get warmed up so it was all good.”
The key to the night though was not to just raise money for a great cause but to also build relationships with the past of the organization as the the world champion Giants were bonding with the current members of the team. “It was an important night for the current roster to build comradery outside of the building but also help to raise money for a great cause for a great cause like the Tom Coughlin Foundation is a great thing.”
Adams has always been driven to do whats best for the team and he does not look at individual accomplishments as he stated wants to do whatever helps the team win. “I have expectations for myself. but I do not look at individual accomplishments. I want to do the best I can and show I could be great in this league but I want to help this team win”
Red Zone finished up about Adams admitting that he does play Madden. “Its cool to see yourself in a video gameI get tagged all the time that people are using me in the game. It is like the childhood fantasy thing to see you in the game.