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    Giants rookie tight end Kevin Boss, who is only starting due to Jeremey Shockey's injury, is "glad" to be playing the Patriots again because the Giants match up well against them.

    "Boss said he thinks the two teams match up well and is looking forward to the rematch.

    'I think we're almost glad to have drawn the Patriots again,' he said."

    http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs....PORTS/801240328

    Shouldn't rookies shut the @!&% up about who they match up well against and are glad to be playing?

    J D Sal
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    Wonder what he will say after we hang a 42 spot and win the SB. This reminds of SB XX(unfortunately).....when Pats lost 20-7 to Bears in reg season and thought they matched up well in the SB

    We all know how that turned out
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    He certainly wouldn't be saying anything if he were a Patriot.

    OTOH. I'm glad to see the competitive spirit of our rivals.
    It's a good thing.
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    Oh my....Are people honestly using every little piece of talk from the Giants players as "disrespectful" or "trash talking"...? Give me a break! The guy said he was glad to be playing the Patriots again in a re-match. Whoopdeedoo. In other news, the sun comes up every single day!!! Honestly, people need to relax in looking for bulletin board material. There are threads everyday quoting Giants players who are merely expressing their excitement to play the Pats. Nothing outlandish. Sometimes you just need to give it a rest...I know its a long two weeks, but aren't we stretching some of this stuff too far? I think we need to get over the fact that we are not the 2001 Patriots anymore. We're not the darlings of the media and the underdogs anymore. We're hated. Simple as that. We need to stop pulling the disrespect card for every little comment said about us....
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    He's a rookie. I couldn't see a Patriots rookie saying anything similar about who they match up well against. Probably not a vet either. They may say "we're confident" or whatever. But I doubt they'd imply they think they have an advantageous matchup.....and I know a rookie wouldn't.

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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we


    Tell me about it. Several people here think that every team, every player, every coach and every newsperson needs to bow down to the Patriots.
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    You seem to have misread the quote. He said he is happy that they drew the Patriots.

    If a Patriot uttered such an absurdity, he would be tarred and feathered for disrespecting the Giants.

    "Whew, I'm glad we drew the Giants [rather than the Cowboys or Packers]."

    A stupid thing to say.
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    You must have your wires crossed. This rookie just said he's "happy" to be playing the Pats because they match up so well vs the Pats. That's one of the most arrogant statements that has ever been uttered before a Sb game. It's pretty funny that a statement this inflammatory is staring you in the face and you can't even recognize it.
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    I don't think he was saying "we're lucky we only have to play the Pats" I think he was saying we get the opportunity to avenge a loss and as a competitor I relish that opportunity. People here forget that while BB doesn't let any rookies talk to the media, not everyone is completely media-savy and aware of how the media manipulates every little quote and takes it out of context. I really don't think he was talking sh!t or saying that the Pats are an easy opponent.
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    The key word for me was "draw." He didn't say anything about revenge. When you say draw, I take that to mean you got the Patriots instead of the Chargers or Colts.

    Normally, I'm inclined to agree with you all about blowing up quotes. I think the Osi quote about believing they can beat the Patriots is perfectly fine. I have no problem with anything Osi said.

    As for this rookie Boss, he clearly crossed the line. This is an Igor type comment.
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    Who says you need to say they are an "easy" opponent? You don't. But just the fact a rookie is evaluating teams in his mind vis-a-vis how the Pats would be a better opponent for them than another team would be is stupid. You put words in his mouth he didn't say to change the meaning and suit your theory. He didn't say we "relish the opportunity".....he said they were "glad" while referencing matchups. Totally different. Its one thing to say you're excited to have the chance to play in the Super Bowl and happy to be playing in the game. Its another to imply the Pats are a better matchup for them than someone else may have been. Stupid.

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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    it's a good thing that pats faces giants because BB knows this team well and i'm sure that he has a good plan.
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    To me the point isnt bulletin board material, the point is you have a guy who is busy convincing himself his team is as good as a team they clearly are not.
    The reason you don't hear Patriots making comments like this is that they are LIVING the mentality that BB preaches, which is that this is going to be a very difficult team. BB goes out of his way to convince his team that the opponent is better than they might think. These type of comments are trying to convince himself that his own team is better, or the opponent is overrated.

    How does that materialize as an effect on the game?
    Very simple. PREPARATION. If you are preparing that you have a very tough opponent, and must play 60 minutes and play as well as you can to win, you prepare well. If, during your preparation, you are overly confident, you do not prepare as well.

    As far as proof, Belichick is almost certainly the winningest coach in big games in NFL history. If his approach is to overestimate the opponent, and that is the result, I'd have to conclude that overestimating yourself and/or underestimating the opponent will detract from your big game performance.
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    I also do not believe this is bulletin board material. Worse has been said this year...a lot worse. I think everyone is making themselves believe this is such an outlandish statement. Whether he said it in the context of "avenging a loss" or meant to be "arrogant" doesn't matter...its not that controversial, no matter how you cut up the quote. What's next? Eli Manning states he's excited to play in the game against the Patriots and somehow his excitement reeks of arrogance? I just don't see it, I'm sorry. Should rookies shut their mouths? Yes. Is it something I'm fuming over or even upset about? Not really. You just can't pull the disrespect card on this team anymore. Their good fellas, their really good. I don't think anyone disrespects them. People know their good. They hate them.

    But that is just my two cents...Between this "bulletin board material - disrespect card" stuff and the media field day with "bootgate", I just want this game to be played...lordy lord
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    IMO Boss had a very nice game against the Patriots so he can talk a little if he wants compared to if he stunk in the first meeting.

    He is a nice little TE backup to the Giants and is playing well...give him a few props instead of trying to find something bad to say against this promising rookie.
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    I'll say this:

    If a Patriot had said, "I'm glad we drew the Giants rather than the Packers," we would have wanted to kill the guy for being so stupid.
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    Nothing to see here, not sure why some of you getting so riled up over it. Personally, I am glad they're talking, chances of them saying something dumb is greater that way, but this is hardly something dumb.
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    OTOH, you and others here think that opposing JAGs like Anthony Smith and Kevin Boss who are only playing due to injuries to other players ought to be flapping their gums.

    I think it is funny, like if Chuck Norris was coming over to kick your butt, and you go on TV and say you are glad it's Chuck Norris coming after you. If you were Jet Li, fine, but your just SadMoFo, and it loses something, if you know what I mean.
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    Is anyone saying they should be flapping their gums? We're saying it's not a big deal because people like spacegrime :)rolleyes:) says it's a big deal.
     
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    Re: Giants Rookie Kevin Boss "glad" to be playing Patriots because Giants match up we

    This is just the sort of quote that players use as incentive.

    Go click on sounds of the game at the NFL network. Last week's AFCCG contained a few references by players to things that were said in the media.
     
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