Wednesday, November 29, 2006

More on Strahan and the Giants [J. Mark English]

In the previous post about Strahan, I showed quotes from both Strahan and Burress. But what I failed to do was show that they were not really at was more of the media twisting their lines to put them at odds. Today when Strahan was confronted by a reporter about the non existing 'rift' he went on to say the following:

"We're 6-5. We've lost three games in a row. What do you want us to do? Put our heads down and go into a corner? We don't do that. We're men. We get back, we practice hard, we prepare for plays to win. We don't prepare to come in to have someone who wants to take a comment and try to divide teammates in a way that it just disrupts this team, because we don't have that divison here. So if you want to come here with the negative, you're coming to the wrong guy, because I'm not a negative guy. I don't kill my teammates. I'm a man, and I talk to my teammates."

If what he is saying is true, then it may be plausible to reconsider how what both Shockey and Barber have said in the past...and maybe their comments about Coach Coughlin were taken out of context. But no matter what...the Giants cannot blame the press for the loss' they have suffered of late. I mean the press was not on the field when the team blew a 21 point lead.

Also what else does the press have to talk about in New York? The Jets are 6-5, but they are the most boring team to have a winning record. Baseball is not in session, and the Mets & Yanks have hardly made any splashes in the free agent market. No one is paying attention to hockey. So any sort of clubhouse turmoil with the Giants will be big news in the New York market.

Strahan's comments from Monday only pour more fuel on to that fire. He really needs to get used to it, and instead of lecturing the press...lecture the Cowboys this weekend on what its like to lose.