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January 24, 2008

Giants: 'We Almost Beat The Patriots Once, We Can Almost Beat Them Again'

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NEW YORK?As they come closer to their Super Bowl clash with the formidable Patriots?the team they nearly defeated in late December?the Giants are confident that they can come close to beating the undefeated AFC champions on football's biggest stage.

"This team has already tasted victory against the Patriots," head coach Tom Coughlin said Monday. "By which I mean we were so close to victory that we could taste it. True, we did not actually experience that victory, but we came as close to beating them as anyone else has this season. That's the kind of team we believe we are, and I think the Super Bowl will prove that."

Couglin and his assistant coaches have been painstakingly breaking down game films from their Week 17 meeting with New England, analyzing every vital, near-victorious second for anything that might help them come that tantalizingly close to winning for the second time in as many months. They acknowledge that the Patriots are very good indeed, but the Giants believe they can draw on the experience of that near-victory, the confidence they discovered in barely losing to undefeated New England, and the lessons learned in forcing Bill Belichick's juggernaut to come from 12 points behind and beat them in the final minutes.

"This team really believes they can come close to winning the Super Bowl?very, very close," Giants quarterback Eli Manning said Tuesday after spending the morning watching film of his Dec. 29 home loss, film that laid bare the crucial interception he threw to Pats corner Ellis Hobbs. "We can come so close to beating them, so very, heartbreakingly close, that every player here will take it to their graves."

"This will be one to tell my kids about, that's for sure," Michael Strahan said. "If we can pull it off and almost beat these guys, they'll be showing those highlights until the end of time. When I die and come before those Pearly Gates, St. Peter himself will look down at me and say 'So, Michael, what was it like to be an eyelash away from winning that Super Bowl against those Patriots?' And Heaven itself will hold its breath while I tell them how we almost did it."

Meanwhile, in Foxborough, the Patriots are being careful not to give the Giants any bulletin-board material.

"Yeah, they good, they good," wideout Randy Moss said when told of the Giants attitude. "They got a good team. I guess we can't get too upset if they think they can nearly pull it off. Plus, hey, you got to admit, it ain't bragging if it's true. And they did nearly almost come close to practically beating us, come to think of it."

"Didn't, though," Moss added. "18 and oh, baby!"

Still, the Giants refuse to be completely intimidated.

"We stood up to them once, hit 'em in the mouth, and made them beat us," Coughlin said, noting that in the previous meeting, the Giants defense put the Patriots in the challenging position of having to score three times over the last 20 minutes of the game, which the Patriots naturally did with time to spare and without apparent effort. "And mark my words, that's what we're going to do in the Super Bowl?meet their strengths with ours, play as hard and as fast as we can, and force them to eventually beat us."

"Oh, crap," Coughlin added. "Crap. We're going to lose the Super Bowl."

RLMAO :):):):):):):):):)



This post edited by DaveB 09:52 AM 01/31/2008
 

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MakoMike wrote:
Capt Ed III wrote:
this is the real world, and in the real world it's not who wins or loses, but who covers the spread.;)

-ken

Nah, that only counts in Vegas!

AND with my Uncle Liborio,in Brooklyn N.Y.

<Ahem> Care to make his acquaintance Mike?
 

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Togster2 wrote:
MakoMike wrote:
Capt Ed III wrote:
this is the real world, and in the real world it's not who wins or loses, but who covers the spread.;)

-ken

Nah, that only counts in Vegas!

AND with my Uncle Liborio,in Brooklyn N.Y.

<Ahem> Care to make his acquaintance Mike?

Sure, if he's originally from Sicily he's probably a paisan. :rolleyes:
 

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I am going to Vegas

I am not a Giants fan, but after the Greenbay game, I started preaching get ready for an upset in the superbowl.

I thought that the Giants coordinators especially defense did a great job (Greenbay and New England both times) The coordinators made changes rather than play a game plan. Brady is a great quarter back, and it takes him about a quarter to unravel changes to the defense sometimes a lot less.

I sat on the edge of my seat the whole game. I knew, that if you give Brady time he will unravel your defense. The Giants continued changing the defense and blitz patterns and really neutralized Brady.

Third quarter had me scared, it seems that Brady was getting close to unraveling the defense. But the Giants changed up the defense again to stop Brady's pass game.

All in all. One of the best Superbowl games that I have ever seen.

The absolute best part of the game. . . . . ..

THE PATRIOTS LOST:):):)


Like I said, I am not a Giants fan, but they earned my respect with their fortitude and heart. Congratulations NY Giants

Looneytunes
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Congrat to the Giants.

The MVP should have gone to the left side of their defensive line. That is what keep the NFL's highest ever scoring offense to only 14 points.
 
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