With the Jets and Giants facing off at the Meadowlands this weekend, and both in desperate need of a win, we expected plenty of trash talk to be exchanged throughout the week. Both teams have delivered a few light blows, with the latest from Santonio Holmes packing a bit more of a punch. In an interview with WFAN on Thursday, Holmes took aim at the Giants secondary.
“They’ve given up big plays,” Holmes said. “They’re poor tackling guys. We know plays can be made over their heads. We’ve just got to be willing to take advantage of them and make them count. They depend on their front four to get in and get pressure on the quarterback. A smart enough defender knows that he has a few seconds in his play clock that the ball should be released and if not, he’s depending on his guys to take care of business and I think those guys just fall victim to a lot of that at times.”
Shots fired? Shots fired. If an opposing receiver calling you out for poor tackling and saying you aren’t smart enough to know how long to stick with your man doesn’t motivate you, nothing will. Antrel Rolle is tired of being called out by analysts when the Giants get torched, and this would be a good week for the G-Men to step it up in their secondary.
If you ask Derrick Mason, the Giants should handle the Jets with ease. Mason doesn’t think the Jets know how to use their receivers, but it doesn’t sound like Holmes is worried about that with the way he’s trashing the Giants secondary. Fortunately for us NFL fans, one of the biggest games of the year on the Jets’ and Giants’ schedule means even more this time around.
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