Failure is not an option for Jerry Reese

Giants GM wants another Lombardi Trophy, but quest is about more than personal gain

Updated: January 19, 2012, 12:03 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jerry Reese was sitting at his desk Wednesday, a window on the practice fields behind him, the road to San Francisco in front of him, when his voice suddenly rose while recalling that first meeting with the head coach.

Reese was promoted by the New York Giants on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday five years back, hired as the first African-American general manager of a New York football team. He knew Tom Coughlin as a Giants scout and personnel ...

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