How will Jeter respond?
At some point today, there will be a circle of reporters around Derek Jeter’s locker, seeking a response to the comments made yesterday by Hank Steinbrenner about players building mansions and losing their hunger to win a championship.
“Two years ago, ’09, I saw that hunger. Nobody (is held accountable). Sometimes it’s an actual thing. The Steelers won the Super Bowl two years ago, last year they didn’t get it done. This year they at least got back to the Super Bowl. I think maybe they celebrated a little bit too much last year. Some of the players are too busy building mansions and other things and not concentrating on winning. I have no problem saying that. I think they’ve come into this spring with a new hunger. That’s what it takes, man. That’s what it takes to win.”
“I’m not singling anybody out. Maybe they were riding the wave of ’09 a little too much. That happens. Psychologically, that happens. This year, in spring so far, from what I’ve seen and from what I’ve been told by everyone that’s down there with them – our coaches and so forth – they’ve come in with a real new drive and determination, the kind they had in ’09.”