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  1. NEfan32

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    It seems to me that the Giants are a team that is overconfident.

    When you take away a special teams and a garbage time TD away, they lost by 17.

    It is one thing to be confident, which is good, but it is another to be over confident.

    I have a feeling if the Pats go up 14-0 or 10-0, two scores, that the Giants will implode with the thinking what the hell is going on.

    If anyone read the ESPN article today, the Giants are one of the worst teams ever to make it to a SuperBowl.

    I think the Giants are overplaying their cards, and I think they think they are better than they really are.
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    Mike and the Mad Dog in NY were echoing this on Friday. They don't like the fact that the Giants have been all over the place (games, interviews, HBO, Letterman), while the Patriots are really nowhere to be found.
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    I don't think it's fair to say you can 'take away' any of the Giants scores.
    The ST TD was aided by a bogus penalty, but nonetheless, the ST coverage was bad. That's part of the game.

    The final drive TD was definitely a big deal. Pats were only up by 10, and if not for Eli's poor clock management skills, they could have had a bit more time on the clock than they did. It took an onsides kick recovery to fully seal it.
    How is that not a big deal?
    The Giants are probably thinking if their offense didn't go into a shell after getting up by 12, they could have beat the Pats by 2td's.

    I do like the fact that the G-men are the only ones talking, and the Pats are still towing the company line. A blowout would be nice, but the Pats are going to have to execute much better than they have been on both sides of the ball to achieve that.
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    The Giants are going to get smacked in the mouth and that confidence will go away pretty quickly. This is going to be a blowout, and I think everybody can feel it coming.
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    "They hit you in the Mouth. They are physical team. They run at will. They got a legit QB in Eli. They play smash mouth, lights out. They have won 10 on the road. They are dominant on defense. Its hard to stop this ball club once they get rolling. You know what, I'm going with the giants on this one here"- Typical ESPN Analyst
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    While I agree that the final touchdown was important it seemed like some of the Pats didn't think so until Rodney got the penalty. There was alot of celebrating going on and I don't think Rodney would have been that stupid if he didn't think the game was in the bag. That being said, he made it far too close for comfort. I also believe that on the first few drives that resulted in field goals Brady was looking for Randy too much to break the record.
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    "They're the kind of team that, when hit in the mouth, hits back harder. They are a most physical team that often leaves opposing teams with players injured the following week. They run at will, the pass at will, they seemingly score at will. They have what may be the greatest QB in history in Brady who is so good that when he stinks, they still win. They play the game YOU want to play, and are better at it than you, be it smash-mouth, lightening-strike, finesse, or whatever. They have the #5 defense in the league. They're impossible to stop, and you don't have to wait until they get rolling. Sh!t, they've beaten everybody!

    "You know what? I'm going with the Patriots here on this one."-That unfortunate thing called "stern reality"
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    Mike and the Mad Dog are Giants haters. Who cares what they think? So what if a few Giants went to a Knicks game. The Patriots have players that always go to Celtics games. Plus it was the kicker that went on Letterman. Who cares? If the Giants were on HBO what difference does it make... I saw the Patriots on ESPN.
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    The Giants aren't talking trash... it is the media. If they ask a question what are they supposed to do? Not answer it. The Giants believe they are going to win. If they don't... why show up? Whether they say it or not who cares?
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    You don't know that? You hope that happens. Don't act like you can for see the future. The Giants may just win?!?!
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    I can see the future. Your Giants lost.
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    I guess if you take a few mulligans on your field goals attempts, you've got a point. Around these parts, we recognize that even kickers can make the difference in playoff games and even Super Bowls....so we like them to be focused on the job at hand.....
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    No Jersey Selected

    There's no way I'm getting overconfident. The Giants are right where we were when we were the underdogs against the Rams.
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    Merely attending a Knicks game shows poor judgment.

    And your kicker jinxed himself.
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    Going on Letterman for them is like going on WBZ for Tom. It is filmed in NYC. If it was filmed in LA different story.
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    What is this "World Champs" stuff?

    The NFL is national, not international. Other than a few Canadians, barely anyone else plays the sport.
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    No the won't!
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    I'm not sure if they are overconfident or not, but they sure do seem to be taking advantage of their 15 minutes.

    I'm not sure how many quotes there have been from a Giant player that starts, "We're not . . . " You can fill in the blank.

    Who are they trying to convince?

    The other thing that's interesting is that at the end of the day the subject of what they are usually talking about is the Patriots. Sure, sometimes it will on the surface be about the Giants, but really it's comparing themselves to the Patriots, or, more bluntly, to try to send the message that "the Pats just ain't all that you or the media think they are."

    Just seems like a lot of talking and a lot of talking about us.

    Not sure it matters, though, in terms of how the game is going to play out. Just kind of interesting to note the difference from the Pats.
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    Given the choice between overconfident and running scared, I'll take overconfident any time. (Besides, why shouldn't they be confident? Out of 32 teams in the NFL, the Giants are the 2nd most likely to win it all!)

    The real key IMO is whether they have the kind of confidence that can get pricked like a balloon by a cold shot of reality, or the kind of confidence that buoys them if they fall behind by a couple of scores. If it's the latter, good for them and who cares how many <*yawn*> Knickerbocker games they sit through.
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    Nothing but false bravado

    They know this one will be over by mid 3rd quarter the latest....
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