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BJ Raji fires bullet back at NYG

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  1. Croak

    Croak Terminally twisted.

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    I read that book about a zillion times when I was younger. Lombardi tried to get his team to act like the consummate professionals. He was frustrated too with the antics of Hornung and McGee. He wanted his team to have a winner's attitude about them that made it seem like winning was just another day at the office. In his opinion they didn't need to talk big. They just needed to show up and win.

    But there is another factor in today's league. One I don't appreciate, but it's there nonetheless. Partly because of fantasy football and a number of other factors, this has become a player-centric league rather than a team-centric league. So guys tend to do things to draw attention to themselves. They gain free publicity and presumably sell more products for themselves. Even things like Finley's touchdown celebration isn't a "TO" imitation. It is an self promoting advertisement.
     
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  2. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Not like he said he would drink his own piss
     
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  3. Bensalama21

    Bensalama21 Ben

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    It's the Seahawks forum I believe, not the Falcons.
     
  4. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You saw the pictures but not the words?

    There is a BAD joke about not being able to read unless there are pictures..But I wont go there
     
  5. GiantsWorld

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants offensive lineman knew what questions were coming Friday afternoon after practice. So Chris Snee approached it with humor when asked if he heard Packers defensive lineman B.J. Raji said his group wasn't the toughest.
    "I was upset about it all night. I couldn't sleep, really tossing and turning," Snee said wryly.
    With the Giants set to face the Packers in an NFC divisional game on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET though, Snee got serious about what Raji, a New Jersey native, said earlier this week.
    "All kidding aside, no one cares what B.J. had to say," Snee said. "Sometimes when you're young and you make it to a Pro Bowl and then to a Super Bowl and you have your own commercial, you feel the need to talk. We'll do our talking on Sunday."
    Raji was speaking Thursday in Green Bay, and was asked to assess different parts of the Giants offense. By his assessment, the Giants running backs were a physical group, the offensive line, not so much.
    "I'm not saying they're soft," Raji said of the offensive line, "but they're not the toughest group I've been against."
    Giants center Davis Baas had one basic response to all questions on Raji, and repeated it until reporters got the message.
    "Honestly, I don't care," Baas said. "I'll do my talking on Sunday with my pads. I don't care. He can say whatever he wants to say, it doesn't matter."
    Last week before the Giants faced the Falcons in a wild-card game, Justin Tuck used the word "dirtbags" when talking about Atlanta, which dominated several news cycles leading up to the game -- to Tuck's irritation. Snee referred to that when asked to guess at Raji's motivation for disrespecting a group right before facing them in such a high-stakes game.
    "I read his earlier comments saying their team doesn't talk and we're doing all the talking," Snee said. "But he's giving the quotes. I don't understand the double talk there, but whatever you have to do to get yourself psyched up. Personally, it's the divisional round so that's what I'm excited about."
    Offensive lineman Kevin Boothe said everyone is entitled to an opinion. "This is America," he said but added that it wouldn't affect the way the Giants prepare for the game.
    At the end, Boothe was asked if there was anything worse that you could say about an offensive lineman. He smiled a little.
    "Maybe dirtbag?"
     
  6. weeds

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    I'm with those who would like to see our guys shut up until they put up....and to my taste, not even then. It reflects poorly on the entire organization. I don't make allowances for youthful exuberance neither.
     
  7. PackersFanfromCali80

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    I am not going to fault BJ at all on this one. All week long, I had to endure listening to Pierre-Paul talk about how they were going to walk into Lambeau Field and roll us over or how Justin Tuck keeps referring to the '07 championships game and blah blah blah. BJ wasn't being disrespectful. He will just have to back up what he says. We shall see.
     
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  8. GiantsWorld

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    All week? He said it once and the media ran with it. I like the fact he thinks his team will win. He didnt call anyone out, like Raji
     
  9. ThorMatthews

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    There are way to many people getting butt frustrated by Raji's comment. He basically said
    "They're not bad, but I've gone up against better."
    That is it.
     
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  10. Lunchboxer

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    Crap that gives Giants D line some fuel.

    Dammit fellas
     
  11. DragonSoul

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    Snees reply. "Sometimes when you're young and you make it to a Pro Bowl and then to a Super Bowl and you have your own commercial, you feel the need to talk. We'll do our talking on Sunday."

    Funny retort!
     
  12. VersusTheMoose

    VersusTheMoose Greatest of All-Time

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    Laughing at the Giants now saying they will do their talking on Sunday, after taking the first shot. Yeah, that is not have real life works.
     
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  13. LombardiChick

    LombardiChick Win or lose, I love this team.

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    This.
     
  14. PackersFanfromCali80

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    For real. You have Pierre-Paul running his mouth and then Tuck going on and then Rolle running his mouth. I just want the Packers to beat them. That's all the talking that needs to be done.
     
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  15. DragonSoul

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    You guys do realize that Jennings started with the tweet after the Giants beat the Falcons, then we heard from your HC saying they will win, and finally by BJ.

    Personally both teams should feel they will win, not to mention what else would you want them to say? Nope we will lose. We have no chance, so why even try?

    21 hrs away from hopefully a great game.
     
  16. VersusTheMoose

    VersusTheMoose Greatest of All-Time

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    That tweet was nothing inflammatory, just stop.
     
  17. SpartaChris

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    Except they started their talking shortly after beating Atlanta...
     
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  18. DragonSoul

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    Nice to pick and choose.
     
  19. VersusTheMoose

    VersusTheMoose Greatest of All-Time

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  20. GiantsWorld

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    Show me whatcha got, whatcha got Raji!
     
  21. BOB KAMINSKI

    BOB KAMINSKI Cheesehead

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    HE WOULD NEVER BE A STARTER ON A LOMBARDI TEAM. ALL OF THE DEFENCE LINE STARTERS DON'T HAVE ENOUGH SPEED AND THEY ARE OUT OF SHAPE. THEY ALL MUST GO IN THE STRENGTH BUILDING ROOM AND SPEED ROOM.THEY ALL HAVE TO COME UP WITH SOME TYPE OF SPECIAL STRENGTH AND SPEED MOVE. THEY ALL HAVE TO START WORKING NOW TO GET THEMSELVES READY FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON. COACH MIKE McCARTHY CAN'T SECOND GUESS LIKE HE DID ON JAN.15-2012. COACH McCARTHY ALSO HAS TO BE A MORE TOUGHER HEAD COACH.
     

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