In June 2008, a month before he was traded to the Saints, Jeremy Shockey told a pack of kid reporters that the Giants would be sorry if they ever had to face him.
Well, as luck would have it, Shockey will face the Giants this weekend when his Saints host Big Blue. And as even greater luck would have it, Newsday’s Tom Rock remembered the interview and threw it up on his blog.
At the 1:20 mark of the video, Shockey says, “If the team trades me. I promise you I will make them pay when they trade me. If I ever get a chance to play against a team that did trade me, it’s not going to be a pretty sight.”
Remember that Shockey broke his leg in December of 2007 and missed the Giants final regular season game — a 38-35 epic against New England — and the Giants historic playoff run. This video was shot while Shockey was coming back from that injury and agitated about his role in the Giants offense. Speculation was rife that he would be dealt.
Even more intriguing is the moment where the kids ask Shockey who he would have liked to have been drafted by if not the Giants. His answer? The Saints.
UPDATE: According to ESPN’s Wendi Nix, Shockey has today promised that he would have his best game of the season against the Giants. So I’m just curious, what does Shockey say when next week comes around? “I plan to have my second best game of the season this Sunday”?