Giants DE Justin Tuck rebuttals Clay Matthews remarks says he is living in “Fantasy Land.”
Each regular season has what Players View calls the “invincible losers.” This group powers their way through the regular season kicking sand in the face of lesser opponents only to watch somebody else win the Super Bowl.
The Patriots, the Colts and last year the Packers are all recent examples of groups that analysts crown as unstoppable only to be stopped.
So as the defensive face of the most recent invincible loser, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews started selling wolf tickets to Yahoo Sports recently when he refused to accept the fact that they were beaten by the Giants in the divisional round of the NFC Playoffs last season.
“We picked the most inopportune time to play our worst ball,” Matthews said. “The fact is, [the Giants] didn’t beat us; we beat ourselves. We need to play our best ball when it counts. This year, I expect us to be right back where we should be.”
The comments really are not that serious but the champs seem to think that they are.
And well now it looks like we have another media beef on our hands folks.
A few of the Giants offered rebuttals to the New York Daily News.
“Obviously you’d believe that (our) success would breed reality, right?” defensive end Justin Tuck said before practice on Wednesday. “I guess people love living in Fantasy Land and want to make excuses for the situation.”
“Did they play their best ball?” Tuck added. “I don’t know. But we won the football game. I don’t think they gave us anything. When they fumbled the ball, I think it was us that stripped it out. We sacked them. I think it was us who beat their O-linemen and got to [Aaron] Rodgers. So I don’t think they just Ole’d everything and gave us the game. I think they were trying to win.
“It’s football. It’s a funny game. Talk is cheap. Play the game. We’ll see Green Bay again this year so we will see who lays down that week.”
“If that’s what Clay thinks, so be it,” guard Chris Snee added. “I have a brand new ring and we earned every bit of it. We went in there and beat them. He was a non-factor. Maybe that’s what he means.”
“We’ll see them again,” Snee said. “I remember the last time we played them they had guys talking as well. Maybe that’s what they do.”
The Packers locker room is sure to retort which only makes their date on November 25th that much more tantalizing.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers may want to call his star linebacker and say “thanks a lot.”