Ahh, Eagles week. There are always plenty of fireworks when the New York Giants face their rival Philadelphia Eagles, and this week has been no exception. Let's look at some of the best comments -- trash-talk and otherwise -- from the week that was.
JPP displays some messed-up math skills:
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul on the Eagles: "They're 4-1, but they could have easily been 0-4."— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) October 9, 2014
Eagles' center Jason Kelce on Pierre-Paul's faulty math skills:
"Well my response to that is, I don't think Jason Pierre-Paul is smart enough to come up with that statement on his own," Kelce told WIP radio in Philadelphia. "I think he's the type of guy who just reiterates what his coaches have been telling him. So I'm a little worried about Tom Coughlin's math."
License Plate Guy Joe Ruback on 'Picture-Gate:'
If I ever in my wildest dreams thought a FAN photo would become this I never would have posted it. Go #Giants, Crush the Eagles
— LPG - Joe (@LicensePlateGuy) October 9, 2014
Bleeding Green Nation editor Brandon Lee Gowton squeezed in a shot at Eli Manning while talking about how the Eagles were hoping to land Odell Backham Jr. in the 2014 NFL Draft:
"The Eagles wanted him in the draft and he would likely be an upgrade over Riley Cooper. The Giants were able to find themselves a stud play-maker that Philadelphia wanted, and they were able to get him because Eli threw a million interceptions in route to a terrible 2013 season."
Mathias Kiwanuka on the City of Brotherly Love:
"It is, hands down, a gritty, grimy city and they love their team and they are willing to support and they do it in their own special way."
LeSean McCoy on whether or not he wishes Osi Umenyiora was still a Giant:
"Ahh man, my old buddy Osi. The rivalry is obviously the same. Having Osi and Tuck that was kind of something special. They still have a good team. I think the rivalry is definitely serious. I feel like with the new guys you have to build a relationship with them. Certain guys you play with for three or four years so you know how they play, what they do well and what pisses them off you know that type of thing. It's a little different the last few years. ... They don't have too many talkers. Antrel [Rolle] talks. I am actually really good friends with Antrel. No one talks like Osi. Nobody has picked that up yet."
Rolle defending a comment that the Eagles won a weak NFC East in 2013:
"I said what I said. That's no discredit to Philly. Obviously they were the best team in our division last year. They finished 10-6. That's an awesome record for any team in the NFL. I said what I said. Division was weak, in my opinion. That doesn't discredit Philly under any means. If they want to take it that way, then so be it. The game still has to be played come Sunday."
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie explaining 'Picture-Gate:'
DRC on Picture-gate: "Just 2 guys taking a picture. We didn’t think nothing of it, definitely nothing to be disrespectful towards anybody.''
— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) October 8, 2014
Could DRC see why Eagles might be upset with photo? "Not coming from my standpoint, because I ain't got no Super Bowls, either." #NYG
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) October 8, 2014
There is also this video. That actually comes, unbelievably, from the @Eagles official Twitter account. Other than admitting it made me laugh,' I'm not sure what to say. The folks at Eagles.com also did this 'Manningface' graphic:
Stay classy, Philly!