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Umenyiora planning to use "eff it" mentality

Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora insists he’s past his offseason drama, and is adopting a new approach to get the contract he desires.

“I wish you could be in my mind. I can’t really put it into words,” Umenyiora told Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger, who apparently conducted the interview in Osi’s white Porsche. “It’s
an eff-it mentality. I don’t really feel like I have too much to lose
right now.  And I like it.”

Umenyiora may not be thrilled with his employers, but he realizes he needs to produce and fix his shortcomings against the run.

He has that look in his eye,” Giants G.M. Jerry Reese said.
“He’s always been a great athlete but now he has the look in his eye
I’ve seen before, and so have a lot of quarterbacks around the league.
That’s when I can tell he’s ready.”

A new “mentality” and a certain “look in his eye” are the stuff that training camp sunshine is made of.  To Umenyiora’s credit, he knows it doesn’t mean much.

“I can talk until I’m blue in the face, but the only way I can change
people’s perception is to actually play the run and be pretty good at
it.”

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5 Responses to “Umenyiora planning to use "eff it" mentality”
  1. YourJustJealous says: Aug 16, 2010 5:39 PM

    He can use the “eff it” mentality all he wants, but at the end of the day teams will still run at him, and through him cause he is soft.

  2. robert ethen says: Aug 16, 2010 5:44 PM

    Osi talks a blue streak, but mostly out of his ass. Which is where the expression “once in a blue moon” becomes relevant.

  3. FireJerryJones says: Aug 16, 2010 6:00 PM

    Maybe he can ‘play like a Jet’ today and get paid.

  4. tom coughlin's coat holder says: Aug 16, 2010 7:50 PM

    “i wish you could be in my mind”…no..the lights are off.

  5. VoxVagina says: Aug 16, 2010 10:10 PM

    That mentality is what probably will force him off the team. Basically he’s gonna do what he normally does (run around linemen) and get beat on runs but get some pressure on the QB once in a while

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