Rich Tandler gets it.
The Redskins, as anyone who watches them can see, are not a team without flaws. They do have some major holes. But Cruz really has no business judging whether or not the Redskins are a complete team. They beat his team twice last year and were within a minute and change of beating them again this year. If they are “a few pieces away” then one might conclude that the Giants are missing a few vital parts as well.
In fact, they are. New York won the Super Bowl last year with a sub-mediocre offensive line and with linebackers and defensive backs who wouldn’t be starters for many other NFL teams. They ranked 27th in yards allowed, 25th in points allowed, and were the only Super Bowl champs ever to be outscored during the regular season. Nobody is saying that they are not “legitimate” champions.
Last edited by jp03; November-29th-2012 at 01:23 PM.
As always, the best way to deal with stuff like this is to win the game.
Last edited by jp03; November-29th-2012 at 01:30 PM.
Um, no he didn't. As far as his opinion is concerned, he could be right or wrong. Defensively, though we've played a little better these last couple games, it's still been pretty bad when you take the entire season into the equation. As for facts, or truths, the truth is that going by his exact quote (mainly the playoff contender portion) that is all very much in question at this point. Nothing is concrete.Cruz spoke the truth.
So for him to open his mouth with conviction and say that we are a couple pieces away from contending for a playoff spot (not a Super Bowl, which I would have vehemently agreed with, but a playoff spot) is bull****. Spin it however you want to, but bull**** it remains
[QUOTEHre ran right past one of those flaws at the end of the game a month ago. Thats not trash talk. I would be agreeing with your wide receiver 100 percent if you guys were the SB champs and we were a 5-6 team. 5-6 teams have flaws ...what is the problem with that][/QUOTE]
Wow. We have flaws. I'm glad you were able to point that out to us, even though we've watched every game this season, and preseason, when even then, it was evident that we'd struggle in some areas. Since when does being a flawed team have anything to do with being worthy of contending for a playoff spot? Aren't all playoff teams flawed in one area or another? Or are they perfect?
Last edited by Mr. Sinister; November-29th-2012 at 01:42 PM.
Right on the flaws part. I agree. A flawed team can definitely make the playoffs. Giants sure have flaws right now.
But he spun that right out. He said you guys are in the playoff mix...didnt he? i'm sure he did. I saw it as a compliment. He was trying to say this team is getting there quickly but they are not there yet. I don't get the big deal. I don't know why any of these guys talk to the media at all..everything they say is spun , twisted and turned to make it look as bad as possible. The guys who keep their mouths shut are the smartest.
No problem with Victor Cruz (except when he scores against us)
A reporter asked him a question and he answered it as he thought.
Once we whoop their ass Monday, his tune will change
"Watching RG3 today is like watching Jordan vs. the Blazers years ago. Waiting for him to shrug his shoulders as he runs by cameras." - John Keim, November 22, 2012. Thanksgiving at Dallas
He's actually right.
However I still love the trash talk.
"It was like he was Jason on 'Friday the 13th' -- man just wouldn't go down," - Honolulu bar patron on Trent Williams being tasered and smashed over the head with a champagne bottle.
Joe Gibbs would be interviewed before games against horrible teams all the time. You'd come away from listening to those interviews petrified that the 1991 Redskins were going to lose to the Cardinals. Then, at 4:15 on Sunday as Rypien was taking a knee during a 41-7 win, you realized that he was just talking up the opponents. I'm just used to hearing those types of comments so these stick out.
"Washington strolled to the NFC championship, outscoring their two playoff opponents by a combined total of 48 points. Their domination was more than impressive, it was historic. The 1991 Redskins boasted the largest average margin of victory among all Super Bowl champions."
--- America's Game
When I get a chance I'll look for the article but read today in the NY Daily News that D. Hall reiterated basically that the Giants got lucky to win the last game because they blew the coverage on V. Cruz and the paper said Coughlin has used less as motivational fodder to get his team fired up. Id say at the least the Giants would likely have fun targeting D Hall in this game since he seems to be talkative about what went down in the last game.
Just wondering if D. Hall basically implying the Giants got lucky last time -- gets those guys going. It was similar for the Jints before the 49ers game this year, with the 49ers talking about how they should have won the playoff game the previous season.
I don't think this stuff is a big deal but the Giants seem to be more so than the typical team driven by media talk -- or at the very least act like its motivation.
Last edited by Skinsinparadise; November-29th-2012 at 02:14 PM.
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