12-25-2011, 02:07 PM
GIANTS' RUNNING BACK BRANDON JACOBS AND JETS' HEAD COACH REX RYAN HAVE PROFANE POST GAME EXCHANGE THAT IS LOW POINT IN RIVALRY (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/ny-giants-running-back-brandon-jacobs-ny-jets-coach-rex-ryan-profane-postgame-exchange-point-rivalry-article-1.996651)

"Brandon Jacobs (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Brandon+Jacobs) had a
lot of bitterness built up after a week of Rex Ryan (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Rex+Ryan) disrespecting the
Giants, and when Big Blue took back control of New York after loaning it to the
Jets for two years, he didn’t attempt to hide his rage and engaged in some
vicious name-calling.

The Giants had enough of Ryan’s incessant trash talking last week and were
incensed when the Jets, as is their custom for all home games, put a curtain up
to hide the Giants’ four Super Bowl logos and three Vince Lombardi Trophies
painted on the wall outside their locker room. The Jets players pass that wall
on their way to their locker room from the parking lot and management doesn’t
feel they should have to see it.</p>

Shortly after the Giants’ 29-14 victory — they will win the NFC East if they
beat the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on New Year’s night — Jacobs and Ryan came
face-to-face around the 50-yard line and about 10 yards from the Jets

Their mouths were only inches apart and their left shoulders were

“We had a private conversation,” Ryan said. “That’s all I’ll leave it as. He
doesn’t like me. I respect him, but I couldn’t care less about him.”</p>

Jacobs provided quite a bit more detail about the confrontation.</p>

“He told me, ‘Shut the f--- up, wait until we win the Super Bowl,’ ” Jacobs
said. “I told him I would punch him in the face. I told him that out of all
these Giants on this football team, you’re talking to the wrong one.”</p>

At some point, Jacobs reportedly said to Ryan, “Time to shut up, fat

Ryan, who was fined $75,000 earlier this season for cursing out a fan at
halftime of a Jets home game against the Patriots, needs to learn to walk away
from these situations. He’s in a position of authority and arguing with a player
on another team is something that could catch the league’s attention.</p>

This brought the Jets-Giants rivalry to a new low.</p>

It was not clear how this all got started, but we know how it ended. Jacobs
was fuming. He told ESPN on the field after his chat with Ryan that Ryan was a
“disrespectful ***” and a “big-mouthed and big-bellied coach.”</p>

When Jacobs came into the interview room next to the Giants’ locker room
about 30 minutes after the game, it didn’t take much to get him started.
</p>When he was asked what message he would send to Ryan, he said, “He needs to
shut up. He’s a great coach, I take nothing away from him. He comes from a great
coaching family, but he just needs to shut up.”

The Giants obviously felt put off by Ryan saying the Jets were the big
brother and the better team. The last two years, the Jets have been the better
team. They went to two AFC title games. But the Giants have been to four Super
Bowls, winning three of them, since the Jets’ only appearance nearly 43 years
ago. They won their last title only four years ago.</p>

Jacobs claimed, “We didn’t really pay attention” to what Ryan had to say last
week. “We knew that’s what we were going to get as soon as he had the
opportunity to run his big, fat mouth. We knew that. That was a home game out
there for us. We had more fans than they had.”</p>

The Giants took control of the game on a 99-yard touchdown from <a title="Eli Manning" href="http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Eli+Manning">Eli
Manning</a> to Victor Cruz (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Victor+Cruz), the
longest offensive play in Giants history. They were trailing 7-3 late in the
second quarter when they had a third-and-10 from their own 1. Manning dropped
eight yards deep in the end zone, looked to his left and then found Cruz to his
right in between Kyle Wilson (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Kyle+Wilson+%28Football%29)
and Antonio Cromartie (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Antonio+Cromartie)
at the 11.</p>

Cruz broke Wilson’s tackle, sidestepped Cromartie and headed down the right
sideline. <a title="Eric Smith (Defensive Back)" href="http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Eric+Smith+%28Defensive+Back%29">Eric
Smith</a> dived at him at the 50 and couldn’t bring him down. Cruz cruised the
rest of the way and then fired a fastball at the wall behind the end zone where
the Jets hang their logos.</p>

“That was a little anger I had inside of me,” he said.</p>

Cruz felt Darrelle Revis (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Darrelle+Revis)
disrespected him when he made it seem he didn't know who he was after Cruz made
some statements about Revis last week that Cruz felt were misinterpreted as

Manning said his wife told him Friday about the story of the Jets using the
picture of them pummeling him in the preseason game last year on their defensive
playbook binder last week. “I didn't think anything of it,” Manning said. “I
didn’t worry about it. I didn’t feel disrespected.”</p>

The Giants made it clear the Giants Way won out over the Jets Way. “It feels
good to be a BIG brother,” Justin Tuck (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Justin+Tuck)

And Jacobs piled on. “I knew they were going to fold no matter what, to be
honest with you, the way they’ve been playing,” he said. “And who am I to talk
about the way they’ve been playing? We haven’t played great.”</p>

As David Diehl (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/David+Diehl), Lawrence Tynes (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Lawrence+Tynes) and
<a title="Zak DeOssie" href="http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Zak+DeOssie">Zak
DeOssie</a> pulled back the curtain to show the Super Bowl and Giants logos
after the game, Diehl shouted, “This is Giants Stadium!”</p>

Ryan admitted after the game the Giants are the better team this year.</p>

“I don’t care what he said,” Chris Snee (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Chris+Snee) said.</p>

For now, New York is a Big Blue town once again."</p>