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Unsung Giant showed Coughlin the Way

With one conversation, Charles Way helped alter direction of both coach and franchise

Updated: January 26, 2012, 10:45 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tom Coughlin had just weathered the 2006 season with his job intact, barely, when he summoned a retired running back to his office to hear exactly what his current players thought of him.

Charles Way, New York Giant, had never carried the ball for Coughlin. He was a sixth-round fullback out of the University of Virginia who played a little for Dan Reeves and a lot for Jim Fassel, rushing and pass-catching for more than 1,000 yards combined in 1997 ...

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