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Clint Sintim is a Raw Beast

I came upon this link from cbssports.com while I perusing giants blogs. It’s an interview with Clint Sintim

“My goals for this year?” he asked. “Just to be a raw beast. People can interpret that however they want to.”

He even has a plan to make sure he accomplishes his goal.

“I need to start all over,” he said. “I’m not saying that last year was a lost cause or that there weren’t some good things to take from my rookie season, but I really just want to start all over and rebuild my game from the bottom up.”

Sintim pointed out that with the new season comes the added challenges of learning a new system and becoming acclimated with teammates at new positions. “That’s why it’s a great opportunity to reinvent my game,” he said.

“I feel like if I can start all over and rebuild my game from the bottom up I’ll be much better prepared for anything.”

And more from the Sintim interview

“Danny always said to be a professional about the situation because it is professional football,” Sintim said, adding that initially he resisted Clark’s guidance before soon realizing the value of the veteran’s experience.

“Even though you’re working out and practicing and basically playing a game, this is your job, so it’s important to take it as seriously as if you were working in an office.”

Sintim smiled and added, “This isn’t like college. You can be fired a lot quicker in this league if you’re not performing, so that’s something that Danny really drove home. I watched how he prepared every day and approached his job and the things I learned I think I can definitely use as a cornerstone for the type of professional I want to become.”

What he wants to become is an every-down linebacker whom the coaches can trust in any situation.

“That’s my goal. I want to play as much as possible, and to do that, I need for (the coaches) to develop faith and trust in me. And for that to happen, I have to practice and perform well.”

Clint Sintim is also preaching about the value of understanding the game. Studying hard in the weight room and in the film room.

“I want to show them that I’ve gotten to understand the game better,”

Sintim said of his offseason goals. “When you look at the guys who have been around for a lot of years in this league, it’s because they are know the game and are smart players.

“The more I know about the game, the easier it will be for me as far as anticipating what the opponent is going to do. That’s why guys like Antonio (Pierce) were such good players — because they knew exactly what they were doing and what their opponents were doing and they could put themselves in a position to make a play.”

Sintim knows however, that the transformation isn’t going to happen overnight, but he also realized that if he remains committed to his present path and keeps his eye on the prize, he would get there.

“I’m not a rookie anymore, so there’s no more excuses if I make a mistake. This year, I am expected to do more, know more, and be more mature about the game. Is it more pressure than when I was a rookie? I think it is, but it’s not any more pressure than what I’m already putting on myself.

“It’s a long road, and for me the first step is being here right now laying the foundation. I’m ready for the challenge and excited about the opportunities that are coming up.”

 

Sintim didn’t get a ton of playing time last year, but he’s a player that a lot of Giants fans believe is going to be a good player in the N.F.L. Sintim was a very productive player in college and showed some flashes last year although they were few. Sintim, like the rest of the defense needs to step up this year and hopefully Fewell can get him to tak ea another step in his game.


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2 Responses to “Clint Sintim is a Raw Beast”

  1. CMH says:

    I like Sintim and think he’s going to be a good player.
    Does anyone else think he might be a better 4-3 DE than OLB?

  2. alex says:

    No I think we need him to be a very good olb than de I think he will be this yea he diddnt get to play much last year I figure a more athletic faster lb than clark should only help sintim looks and sounds like a playerrr!!

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