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RoanokeFan
07-24-2012, 04:57 PM
GIANTS' OSI UMENYIORA: "I FEEL LIKE I'M THE BEST DE IN THE LEAGUE" (http://www.giants101.com/2012/07/24/new-york-giants-osi-umenyiora-i-feel-like-im-the-best-de-in-the-league/)

Excerpt: "When it comes to New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) defensive end Osi Umenyiora (http://www.giants101.com/tag/osi-umenyiora/), confidence has never been an issue. Throughout the duration of his nine-year NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) career, Umenyiora has often compared himself to the league's elite and considered himself one of the premiere pass rushers in the game. It was that line of thinking that led to lengthy contract dispute, which only recently ended by way of a restructured deal in 2012 (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/01/new-york-giants-osi-umenyiora-agree-on-restructured-contract/)." Read more...

RoanokeFan
07-24-2012, 04:58 PM
This should be interesting

Fuhgeddaboutit
07-24-2012, 04:59 PM
As long as he feels confident going into the season, I am perfectly fine with Osi's comments.

He is a great DE, and everyone knows it. The best? Debatable. But to know that he is confident is very good for the Giants.

Good role model for JPP if he can keep up that attitude.

Eliscruzzz
07-24-2012, 05:33 PM
I think he is an elite DE glad to have him back master of the strip/sack.

SweetZombieJesus
07-24-2012, 05:40 PM
He is very good no doubt, but as McCoy said he's the 3rd best DE on our team.

Eli TO Shockey
07-24-2012, 05:42 PM
motivated/happy osi = Trouble for the rest on the NFL!

The season cant start soon enough!

MattMeyerBud
07-24-2012, 05:43 PM
He is very good no doubt, but as McCoy said he's the 3rd best DE on our team.

burier is going to be here in 5... 4... 3... 2...

Eli TO Shockey
07-24-2012, 05:44 PM
He is very good no doubt, but as McCoy said he's the 3rd best DE on our team.

Mccoy is probly right....just glad osi doesnt see it that way

jerseyrattler
07-24-2012, 05:46 PM
Go out and Prove It Osi

titwio
07-24-2012, 05:51 PM
I definitely feel he's one of the best speed rushers in the game (top 3). As a complete DE I don't think he's top 10.

Eliscruzzz
07-24-2012, 05:52 PM
Go out and Prove It Osi wtf LMFAO??

Eli TO Shockey
07-24-2012, 05:57 PM
I definitely feel he's one of the best speed rushers in the game (top 3). As a complete DE I don't think he's top 10.

it certainly helps to have 2 top 10 compete DE's in front of him on the depth chart. this D-Line will be nasty, once again!

Eli TO Shockey
07-24-2012, 05:58 PM
wtf LMFAO??

i think he means prove that hes the best in the NFL.

jerseyrattler
07-24-2012, 06:01 PM
wtf LMFAO??

What part dont u understand
It's very simple, He feels like he's the best,
Less talk, go out and prove it

Kids these days ......... jeez

Neverend
07-24-2012, 06:25 PM
This should be interesting

Not really, theres nothing wrong with what he said that should create a stir. Nothing wrong with confidence, even though we all know he isn't the best de in the nfl

hell, osi's been on record as admitting he isn't the best de in the nfl not too long ago

jomo
07-24-2012, 06:56 PM
I like it.

FBomb
07-24-2012, 06:59 PM
Just when you thought he was finally done talking.

titwio
07-24-2012, 07:03 PM
Just when you thought he was finally done talking.

He goes out and does something like this....And totally redeems himself? ;)

Captain Chaos
07-24-2012, 07:16 PM
He's very good pass rusher, its the run that I've always questioned, let's hope he can follow through!

RoanokeFan
07-24-2012, 07:17 PM
Not really, theres nothing wrong with what he said that should create a stir. Nothing wrong with confidence, even though we all know he isn't the best de in the nfl

hell, osi's been on record as admitting he isn't the best de in the nfl not too long ago

I was referring to the ensuing debate, not Osi's confidence.

gumby74
07-24-2012, 11:04 PM
He is very good no doubt, but as McCoy said he's the 3rd best DE on our team.

this. on any other team he might be worth a lot of money. But not on ours.

NYGiants2120
07-24-2012, 11:10 PM
Ok well lets really look at this. IF! he stays healthy all year, is motivated and gets enough snaps, he really could prove to be the best DE pass rushing wise. Do i think he will prove it? no, but it would not shock me.

MattyD21
07-24-2012, 11:53 PM
"I feel like I'm the best DE in the league and when I go out there I feel I must play that way," Umenyiora said.

gmen0820
07-25-2012, 12:11 AM
His confidence is adorable.

GiantVibes
07-25-2012, 12:39 AM
What do you guys want him to say, 'I think I'm good but let's be honest there are two DEs on this team better than me'?

I'm glad he's motivated to still go out there and show he's the best in the business.

rainierjef
07-25-2012, 12:46 AM
This should be interesting

isn't this how we want all our DE to think?

miked1958
07-25-2012, 12:51 AM
This could last season we have all 3 of them together. Osi or tuck will be gone after next season. We won't be able to afford to keep them both

Diamondring
07-25-2012, 01:25 AM
I hope he is.

SweetZombieJesus
07-25-2012, 09:13 AM
What do you guys want him to say, 'I think I'm good but let's be honest there are two DEs on this team better than me'?


How about "I'm never satisfied and I'm going to work hard to be the best all around DE I can possibly be and I'm going to take a few pages from my teammates' books and add to my repertoire and add new tools to my toolbox just like my idol and mentor Michael Strahan did in the 2nd half of his career."

GiantVibes
07-25-2012, 09:20 AM
How about "I'm never satisfied and I'm going to work hard to be the best all around DE I can possibly be and I'm going to take a few pages from my teammates' books and add to my repertoire and add new tools to my toolbox just like my idol and mentor Michael Strahan did in the 2nd half of his career."

If you're looking for some bull**** written by a PR guy than fine. Frankly I'm tired of these kind of remarks from players in the modern era. I'd rather see guys speak their mind than ramble off a bunch of safe nonsense.

radar-ray
07-25-2012, 11:23 AM
If you're looking for some bull**** written by a PR guy than fine. Frankly I'm tired of these kind of remarks from players in the modern era. I'd rather see guys speak their mind than ramble off a bunch of safe nonsense.Exactly. Being straight forward is something to be admired.

SweetZombieJesus
07-25-2012, 01:02 PM
If you're looking for some bull**** written by a PR guy than fine. Frankly I'm tired of these kind of remarks from players in the modern era. I'd rather see guys speak their mind than ramble off a bunch of safe nonsense.

See, the problem is that it isn't bull**** written by a PR guy. That's what Osi should actually be saying and how he should actually feel. But we all know Osi is selfish so it's pointless to hope/ask/expect it.

ONE
TRICK
PONY

TheAnalyst
07-25-2012, 01:05 PM
Very exited to have him this season. He is going to prove he is one of the best pass rushers in the NFL. Get ready for a HUGE year from Osi.

GiantVibes
07-25-2012, 01:13 PM
See, the problem is that it isn't bull**** written by a PR guy. That's what Osi should actually be saying and how he should actually feel. But we all know Osi is selfish so it's pointless to hope/ask/expect it.

ONE
TRICK
PONY

Yes, wouldn't it be nice if every player was perfectly modest and had no selfish desires in the NFL. I think that's pretty unrealistic for you to expect that of him. There are only a few players in the entire league who actually are that way.

As for the selfish, one trick pony remarks, I'm not touching that one. To each their own opinion I suppose.

Syverce
07-25-2012, 03:32 PM
Osi isn't the best defensive end on this team. I'm glad he thinks he is though. He's going to need that attitude if he wants to get paid next year.

G-Men Surg.
07-25-2012, 04:35 PM
Can't argue with that state of mind, to me its the correct one and in many levels he has a point.

rxc999
07-25-2012, 05:00 PM
Osi happy/motivated..that's all i can ask from him..he is going to be beast on that line along with others...i am expecting at 10 sacks...baring no injuries...

Neverend
07-25-2012, 07:25 PM
See, the problem is that it isn't bull**** written by a PR guy. That's what Osi should actually be saying and how he should actually feel. But we all know Osi is selfish so it's pointless to hope/ask/expect it.

ONE
TRICK
PONY

Mind elaborating on the "one trick pony" thing?

Joe Morrison
07-25-2012, 08:46 PM
Ok well lets really look at this. IF! he stays healthy all year, is motivated and gets enough snaps, he really could prove to be the best DE pass rushing wise. Do i think he will prove it? no, but it would not shock me.
If OSI stays healty and plays 16 games and the offense is right on track scoring mid 20's a game, he could possibly break Srahan's Record, that's how good it could be.