Reese's success sets the standard for rookie GMs

Giants executive Jerry Reese's Super Bowl success as a rookie GM set a standard for the next wave of first-year decision-makers.

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

Jerry Reese knew the love was coming as soon he arrived in Indianapolis for last week's NFL scouting combine.

The New York Giants general manager willingly accepted the congratulatory handshakes and heartfelt hugs. He even chuckled when a fellow executive joked that he must have a nice deal going with God. Reese understood such adulation would be the result of his helping the Giants win the Super Bowl in his first year on the job.

He also kept it in perspective. "You can't keep ...

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