Damn, this dude blasts Tiki.
PHOENIX -- A question: How does a team lose a star player -- a borderline Hall of Famer, one of the best talents in the history of the New York Giants -- and get better?
When that player is Me-ki Barber, the answer is easy.
"Tiki was all about Tiki," said a key Giants player, who asked not to be identified, speaking recently about the former Giants runner. "I don't get why people make this so complicated. If he was still on the team, we wouldn't be here (in the Super Bowl). Trust me on that. It would be a different locker room."
By different the player means more splintered, more finger pointing, less unified.
By different, he means worse.
"It's not a coincidence that he's gone and we're here," the player said. "You're a fool if you think it is."
And if you fail to believe that a significant number of Giants veterans aren't privately chuckling at that coincidence and even mocking Barber now, behind his back, you're a fool, too, because they are.