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David Diehl says he’s a “mudder”

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With rain in the forecast for Sunday at Candlestick Park, Giants left tackle David Diehl isn’t concerned.

My mudder was a mudder, so I think I’m going to be all right,” Diehl said Thursday, per Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.

Diehl was making a reference to Papanick, a horse from Seinfeld about which Kramer overheard a couple of guys talking.

Coach Tom Coughlin may not similarly “love the slop,” but he’s ready for whatever comes.  “There isn’t going to be anything that we can do about it except go play in it,” Coughlin said.  “If we have to put the ball in a bucket of water a couple times this week [during practice], we’ll do that. . . .  I’m not going to change the plan.  It’s not going to change what we hope to do going in.  Once we’re in the game, if it becomes a factor then we would have to make adjustments.”

If the rain merely makes the field slick, that could help the passing offenses by giving the players who know where they’re going an edge over those who don’t.  Throw in wind and wet balls, and that could make it harder to gain ground through the air.

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24 Responses to “David Diehl says he’s a “mudder””
  1. ZAK says: Jan 19, 2012 5:07 PM

    We’ll see what he says when he’s staring a pair of Smiths down opposite him, one Justin all day, one Aldon often.

  2. Stiller43 says: Jan 19, 2012 5:18 PM

    As soon as i read the headline, my comment was going to ask whether or not his mudder was a mudder. Glad he cleared that up in the interview.

  3. sgne33 says: Jan 19, 2012 5:29 PM

    anyone else read this quickly and think it said “david diehl says he’s a murderer” ??

  4. n0hopeleft says: Jan 19, 2012 5:36 PM

    ZAK says:
    Jan 19, 2012 5:07 PM
    We’ll see what he says when he’s staring a pair of Smiths down opposite him, one Justin all day, one Aldon often.

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    Rrrrriight.. I’m sure he’s really scared.

    Make sure you’re logged on here Monday morning so we can all hear what you have to say.

  5. nineroutsider says: Jan 19, 2012 5:41 PM

    Looking outside, no rain, but it looks like night it’s so dark. We haven’t seen rain in months so we are due for a phat storm. The kind that makes planes skid as they land, the kind that soaks you just walking off the bus into the hotel, the kind that renders pass happy offenses ineffective.

    Welcome to San Francisco gentlemen, it gonna be a long, long day…

  6. nineroutsider says: Jan 19, 2012 6:13 PM

    @n0hopeleft says: Jan 19, 2012 5:36 PM

    Rrrrriight.. I’m sure he’s really scared.

    Make sure you’re logged on here Monday morning so we can all hear what you have to say.
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    Strangest thing, we were here last Monday after so many Saints fans said the same thing, yet they were nowhere to be found. Weird how that happens. Enjoy the game.

  7. savagenation2011 says: Jan 19, 2012 6:18 PM

    The Giants are already freakin out about the weather.
    Bad sign, Giants fans

  8. ajknox88 says: Jan 19, 2012 6:46 PM

    With how each offense is designed it seemes like the 49ers are destined to win…

    I say this begrudginly, I dislike Jim Harbough.

  9. snoilog says: Jan 19, 2012 7:50 PM

    “His mudder was a mudder”

  10. east96st says: Jan 19, 2012 8:10 PM

    “The Giants are already freakin out about the weather. Bad sign, Giants fans”

    Well, you know it’s tough on dome teams that comes from a tropical climate like NYC to adjust to a 55 degree, partly cloudy day. Basically the only difference between the weather in San Fran this Sunday and the weather in NY, is San Fran will be twenty degrees warmer. Brutal. I bet the Giants are “freakin out”. At least post something semi-intelligent.

  11. duncanthecat says: Jan 19, 2012 8:13 PM

    Diehl on his best days seems to barely keep things together and on his bad days he truely looks finished.

    Let’s just hope, for the Giants sake, that the weather slows down the others to play to his level.

    I’d be surprised if both Giant’s tackles don’t need additional help this Sunday.

  12. bigbluenationdb says: Jan 19, 2012 8:22 PM

    Both teams have to play in it. Both teams are full of pro
    of good players and should be able to handle the conditions unless it is a total down pour or hurricane. The media is making more of it then either team. Hopefully the conditions will be good and both teams can play a solid game.

  13. waxedagain says: Jan 19, 2012 8:39 PM

    Duhhh.

  14. nepatsintampa says: Jan 19, 2012 8:53 PM

    Originally from the movie “Let It Ride”, Seinfeld ript it.

  15. daveyjones1 says: Jan 19, 2012 9:47 PM

    Mud effects defense more than offense. Receivers, running backs, o-line all know where they’re going. The defense has to react to the play. Edge rushers like JPP and Aldon Smith will be more affected by the weather unless they can find a way to get traction. So will cover corners. The main thing on offense effected by a wet ball is the QB’s ability to grip the ball not the receivers ability to catch the ball.

  16. jerseyshoregiant says: Jan 19, 2012 10:21 PM

    60% chance it doesn’t rain Saturday or Sunday.

  17. jerseyshoregiant says: Jan 19, 2012 10:33 PM

    daveyjones1 says:Jan 19, 2012 9:47 PM

    Mud effects defense more than offense. Receivers, running backs, o-line all know where they’re going. The defense has to react to the play. Edge rushers like JPP and Aldon Smith will be more affected by the weather unless they can find a way to get traction. So will cover corners. The main thing on offense effected by a wet ball is the QB’s ability to grip the ball not the receivers ability to catch the ball.
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    The good thing about JPP, he is a lot more than an edge rusher.

  18. dominicthedonkey says: Jan 19, 2012 11:34 PM

    All you 69er fans just chill out thinking the gmen are worried about the weather. Do youz guyz realize what northeast weather is like in January? You make it seem like the gmen are from somewhere where it doesn’t rain and the weather is balmy. I got news for you… The gmen don’t care about the weather! It’s the media who keeps bringing it up and then it has to be addressed. Bring on the rain and wind, it will seem like a nice day in the New York Metro area for January….Like playing at home BABY!!!

  19. cap1378 says: Jan 19, 2012 11:44 PM

    With how each offense is designed it seemes like the 49ers are destined to win…

    OR
    With how each offense is designed it seemes like the giants are destined to win…

    Makes more sense…. No?

  20. saintkobal says: Jan 20, 2012 3:26 AM

    awwwww. I was hoping for a “Hero of Canton” reference.

  21. ham1 says: Jan 20, 2012 5:39 AM

    mudder effer

  22. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 20, 2012 8:09 AM

    ZAK says:
    Jan 19, 2012 5:07 PM
    We’ll see what he says when he’s staring a pair of Smiths down opposite him, one Justin all day, one Aldon often.

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    Man please. You really think Aldon Smith will be given a free lane to Eli? He’ll get chipped more than blown leads in the NBA.

    Justin Smith is a beast and he is a concern for us, but the passing game won’t be affected by what SF does. The Giants know how to exploit 3-4 defenses. SPREAD OFFENSE with tons of sets with Nicks, Cruz and Manningham. Good luck.

  23. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 20, 2012 8:09 AM

    n0hopeleft says:
    Jan 19, 2012 5:36 PM
    ZAK says:
    Jan 19, 2012 5:07 PM
    We’ll see what he says when he’s staring a pair of Smiths down opposite him, one Justin all day, one Aldon often.

    ___________________________________

    Rrrrriight.. I’m sure he’s really scared.

    Make sure you’re logged on here Monday morning so we can all hear what you have to say.

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    EXACTLY.

  24. ninerdynasty says: Jan 20, 2012 1:14 PM

    I hate to admit, but i think the weather will affect the Defenses more than the offenses. That is not a good thing for the niners.. However, the niners are already practicing on those conditions which could get them in a good

    The niners will need to run the ball very well and keep the Eli on the sidelines. If the niners are able to dominate the run game, I should come out with the W.

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