Tom Coughlin says Giants’ trash talk is no different from what Tom Brady said
The first week of the two-week break before the Super Bowl was a relatively quiet one. When Tom Brady saying he hopes his team wins the Super Bowl becomes a monster headline across all of New York’s finest newspapers, you know there isn’t much material to work with. This week, however, the Giants have not disappointed. Sarcastic comments about Brady and Super Bowl guarantees have been flying all over Indianapolis, but Tom Coughlin did his best to keep things quiet during his final media session on Thursday morning.
“I’m not sure what you’re referencing,” Coughlin said, according to the Boston Herald, when asked about his team being loose-lipped this week. “I know that there are one or two quotes out there, but, to be honest with you, I don’t know that either one of them is any different than Tom Brady’s quotes.”
Of course Coughlin is going to try to squash what his players said, but did he really have to compare it to what Brady said? Here is the exact quote Brady gave that caused a stir last week.
“We’re going down there, and we’re going down there for one reason. We’re going to give it our best and hopefully we have a lot more people at our party next weekend.”
On the New York side, Antrel Rolle said, “We’re going to win this thing for a lot of good reasons,” on Media Day Tuesday. Defensive tackle Chris Canty straight up told Giants fans they should “get ready for a parade on Tuesday.” Brandon Jacobs completely agreed with Canty.
Talk is cheap and what the G-men are saying is relatively harmless as long as they remain focused. But to say the quotes that came from Canty and Rolle are no different from what Brady said — to a crowd of 25,000 fans mind you — is stretching it. As we all know, none of that will matter about 48 hours from now.