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Dodge ready for second season with Giants

By Nathan Summers

The Daily Reflector

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There is really no point asking Matt Dodge if he's still haunted by images of DeSean Jackson's improbable last-second punt return touchdown for the Philadelphia Eagles last season.

With time expiring in a must-win game, Dodge — a rookie with the New York Giants and recent East Carolina graduate — was told by coach Tom Coughlin to punt the ball out of bounds after the Eagles had stormed back to tie the game late in the fourth quarter.

Instead, Dodge's line-drive punt bounced onto the turf between the hashmarks and was clumsily collected by Jackson, who then rambled through traffic and into the open for a touchdown that effectively derailed the Giants' season. Needless to say, Dodge made himself unforgettable to New York and Philadelphia fans that day, but the man with the big leg from Morehead City is not fazed.

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