Good morning, New York Giants fans! Two more days until the Giants get their chance to shut Rex Ryan and the New York Jets up, and to determine whether or not they have a chance to be a playoff team. Let's see what is being written and said in the meantime.
Let's start with this: Those of you who commented Wednesday with your thoughts on Ryan did a great job, and I was actually surprised by the respect shown for Ryan's coaching ability. See which ones I used for The Fifth Down. I only had 250 words or I would have used several more.
"It’s a fine line whenever you have to talk that much," Strahan told the Daily News during Wednesday’s Ugly Sweater party hosted by BlackBerry. "Once it kind of seems like a joke, it becomes a joke to your own players."
And Ryan’s act is a joke that Strahan’s already tired of hearing. The former Giant pointed out that Big Blue – not Gang Green – is the team that’s just three years removed from a Super Bowl title, and added that "it’s all about winning rings for me."
"If I have to walk into a room and tell you how bad I am, I’m probably not that bad," Strahan said. "If I’m comfortable in my own skin, I shouldn’t have to convince people of my words. That’s the whole thing with Rex I look at . . . at some point, you just look and go enough is enough."
"Somebody’s going to wake up with a bittersweet Christmas," Burress said Wednesday. "And it’s not going to be me."
It is a Jets fan’s worst nightmare, and should be: Jets 14, Giants 10, two minutes left, Eli Manning with the ball, and the season, and very possibly two seasons, and very possibly his coach’s job, in his hands.
Super Bowl XLII all over again. This one for the Bloomberg Trophy, which gives you the right to keep playing for the Lombardi Trophy.
It apparently is every last Jet’s nightmare, and should be.
"You could definitely see by the Dallas game what he can do," Jets guard Matt Slauson said. "He is an incredibly talented player, so we have to make sure that we don’t keep it close. Because we can’t give him the opportunity at the end to go down and score."
I guess today must have ‘Wide Recevers Trash Cornerbacks Day’ in the locker rooms of both the New York Giants and New York Jets. Receivers for both teams today had disparaging things to say about the guys who will be covering them Saturday afternoon.
I don’t care about Tom Coughlin or anybody else. I know how I believe. I don’t care if it’s acceptable in everybody’s opinion. I really don’t care. I’m worried about my opinion.