The Giants are talking. A ton.
From claims of planned parades and speaking under the assumption that
they will simply win Super Bowl XLVI, talk is apparently no longer
Meanwhile, the Patriots are, well, being themselves. Not saying much.
Just going about their business. But aren’t they annoyed? Turns out,
not so much. Not before the game, anyway.
“I don’t care about what’s been said,” DT Vince Wilfork said. “They
feel confident and we do, too. The game is never won in the papers or
through media. You always have to rely on the game on that Sunday, or
whenever the game is. For us, that’s Sunday. We’ll do all our talking on
Sunday. We don’t have to go out and say what we want to do and how we
feel. I know we are very confident, they are very confident. If they
weren’t, they wouldn’t be in the position that they’re in. Both teams
want to win, but it’s on game day. It’s not now, it’s on game day.”
By this point, even though they are the other team in NY, the Pats
aren’t surprised. Apparently, the Giants reputation for keeping quiet is
“I’m not surprised,” guard Logan Mankins said. “We’ve
played these guys a few times now, you kind of can expect this from
their side. I don’t blame them for being confident and wanting to win.
We would love to have a big parade for our fans too. We know only one
team can win and it’s either going to be our fans or their fans. We’ll
just have to wait and see. Football is about making your statement on
the field. The game is on the field. It’s not during the week, or in
practice, or through the media, it’s on Sunday in that three hour block.
We’ll see who does the talking this weekend.”