Osi Umenyiora is not a Matt Light fan

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Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora and Patriots tackle Matt Light have fought twice on a football field. The Super Bowl national media would like to thank Umenyiora for reminding us.

“I don’t know what it is that he does, but it’s something that he’s doing that really gets under my skin,” said Umenyiora on Friday via CSNNE.com. “Because I’m not that type of guy, you know what I mean? He’s probably the only person I’ve ever fought on a football field.”

Umenyiora stretched out his word so it sounded more like “reeeally.”  That also means both Light and and Umenyiora can reeeally expect too many questions about the issue on Media Day.

“I think [Light is] more important to his team than I am to mine right now,” Osi said, “so if we can both fight, we both get kicked out and [Jason Pierre-Paul] and Tuck will have a field day.”
Osi also called Light a dirty player before the teams faced in the regular season game. Patriots veteran Kevin Faulk doesn’t appreciate it.

“He tried to pull the same thing the last time, so,” Faulk said of Umenyiora. “It ain’t relevant to us right now, we’re going to play football. Whatever he’s talking about, that’s bulls—.”

Nine days to go.

66 responses to “Osi Umenyiora is not a Matt Light fan

  1. is this hockey… R we sending people out there to get others kicked out… Geez I cant wait for Brady to destroy the Giants… We all know its going to happen… Just think of every time the Patriots have a reason to smoke a team.. AKA the Jets..

  2. Matt Light “lit” Osi up last game! I guess when you can’t do your job because someone else is so dominant at theirs they must be a dirty player. Light is a class act as is Kevin Faulk.

  3. The Pats really should stop talking. Faulk calling Osi a bull that Sh!7s is classless!

    See how I can turn a quote into something that it’s most certainly not.

  4. Um, really? I’ll gladly trade Light for Osi.

    That leaves just 2 good pass rushers for the Giants with no rotation against All-Pro RT Sebastion Vollmer and 1st round pick LT Nate Solder. With Gronkowski chipping, that pass rush should be shut down and Brady can have a field day.

  5. Talk, talk, talk…………..

    Why are the Giants doing so much talking when they know the Pat’s are already aFraidy of them?

    Poor Pat’s, quivering at the thoughts of playing the big tough trash talking Giants.

    Number four coming? Lots of nervous haters out there!

  6. “pats can smoke any team when they have a reason to”? Wasn’t completing a perfect season a pretty good reason to “smoke a team”?
    Pretty silly statement to make……….

  7. Osi is correct… Light is a dirty player, which means he fits right in in New England:

    – 50 parts excellent players and coaches
    – 50 parts sheer arrogance
    – 0 parts of any type of class whatsoever (from the head coach right on down).

  8. You know, being a Pats fan I actually respected the Giants, thought that they were a reflection of their coach, as are the Pats. Classy organizations.

    But, at some point, some 3 brain-celled player is goining to open his mouth, and a few more may follow and that seems to be happening now. The Giants are trash talking and it is sure to get worse as the week progresses. The Giants are taking this game as a formality.

    One thing a Giants players said rang true. I believe it was Tuck who said this game will be decided between the Giants defensive line and the Pats o ,line. I sure hope he’s right. The Pats have had to overcome Von Miller, Dumervil and Bailey, followed by Ray and the Ravens D, and Brady has been sacked once. That’s right, once. Manning has been sacked 8 times.

    I don’t write this as a prediction of any kind and I believe the game will be close, as are all of the SB played by the Pats in the BB era. But the Giants will be in for a shock if they think that they are playing the 2007 Pats, who peaked way too early, had a myriad of injuries on the o line, and a qb with a bad ankle. That scenario does not exist this time around.

    Keep talking Giants, not sure what it will get you in the long run.

  9. Offensive linemen are the dirtiest players in football and it seems to be sanctioned by the NFL and ignored by the media. Case in point, in the preseason Light was grabbing Lawrence Jackson by the face mask when Suh came in to protect his teammate. Rather than point out Light’s dirty play some in the media decided to look at Suh’s reaction to protecting his teammate as being dirty and even pretended to see a thrown punch.

  10. This is a question for Giant fans and not so much on this article.

    If Belichick was the defensive coordinator when the Giants won Super Bowls in 1980s and Coughlin was the WR coach…who was the offensive coordinator?

    I’ve the internet but came up empty…

  11. .
    last meeting Osi had 1 sack 2 tackles 1 assist 1 tackle for a loss 1 pass deflection 3 QB hits
    since he isnt their only good defensive player I wouldnt say that is bad……
    Other teams where that is what your best player does maybe

  12. A week to go and Light is all inside Osi’s head …..without even saying a word!

    Gotta love Osi’s preoccupation with Light!

  13. Let’s see…..

    Multiple Giant players flop to the ground during the regular season against Seattle to obtain an officials time out when clearly there were no injuries on the play.

    Giant players admit that the coaches game plan how to attack injured opponent body parts, like the brain and the ankle, in order to try and win games.

    Giant players will start fights with key players of the other team in order to get them thrown out of big games, kind of like swapping a pawn for a rook or a bishop.

    Giant players like Osi Umenyiora are unhappy with their contract so the pretend to be injured while their teammates are losing games.

    Giant players spend an inordinate amount of time obsessing about the other team in the media and telling anyone who will listen just how wonderful they are in an attempt to get the NY spotlight on themselves.

    Giant players carry guns and shoot themselves in the legs in night clubs after big wins.

    The Giants head coach is caught repeatedly cussing and using The Lord’s name in vain on the sidelines.

    The Giants are owned by a cranky old senile hag that runs around sticking her bony finger in the chest of TV commentators that may not favor the Giants.

    AND WHY IS THE REST OF AMERICA SUPPOSED TO LIKE THIS TEAM?

  14. This CLOWN is just lobbying for penalties already and trying to psychologically get Light to hold back a little in his effort. My guess is Light has handled him well in the past and that is what he doesn’t like. Losers like Osi blame others for their own failure. Osi is a Looooooooserrrrrrr!!!

  15. @lanman11:

    First, Giants honed their acting skills against St Louis 🙂

    Second, the Giants arent “Americas Team” so I dont really think they give 2 poops if the rest of America likes them

    Third, the “we’re going after Williams because of his concussion” seemed to be an on again off again story. Ive read they said it, and Ive read they didnt say it. Either way, if a concussion was an issue, why was he on the field?

  16. Matt Light if aFrady. Just like all the other Pat’s are aFrady of Osi and the big mean Giants….ewwww, scary scary.

    Talk, talk, talk………

    Giants talk, and Patriots listen and say nothing.

    Still 8 days to go. That should be enough time for the rest of the Gmen to sprout off. Who’s next?

  17. Before the AFC Championship the Ravens seemed more concerned with talking to the press and flapping their lips than studying their gameplan and playbooks.

    Now the Giants seem to employing the same tactic. Good.

  18. Well, I know in SB XLII, Light pretty much choked Osi the whole game.

    The last time I saw that much holding with no penalties, James Harrison was having a career season.

  19. We get it. Every Giants player hates someone else on the Pats.
    Not a Pats fan, but sheesh … the Giants.
    Either the Jets or Giants needs to move. Sharing a facility seems to have made both organizations brain dead.

  20. The Giants head coach is caught repeatedly cussing and using The Lord’s name in vain on the sidelines.

    ——————————————————-

    Lol i do that all the time. People starving = god is good… Oh wait, they aren’t American right?

  21. pftcensorssuck says:
    Jan 27, 2012 7:08 PM
    A week to go and Light is all inside Osi’s head …..without even saying a word!

    Gotta love Osi’s preoccupation with Light!

    ———————————-

    I guess the light went on in Osi’s head.
    Or you could say, Osi has seen the light.

  22. mike83ri says: Jan 27, 2012 6:29 PM
    Um, really? I’ll gladly trade Light for Osi.

    That leaves just 2 good pass rushers for the Giants with no rotation against All-Pro RT Sebastion Vollmer and 1st round pick LT Nate Solder. With Gronkowski chipping, that pass rush should be shut down and Brady can have a field day.
    ====================
    The Giants would like to introduce you to Mathias Kiwanuka and Dave Tollefson, two pass-rushing DEs that would start for any other team in the NFL. Because they’re Giants, they’re starting at OLB and ST, respectively.

    If the Giants lined up against the Pats with all 5 DEs across the front (Osi, Kiwi, Tollefson, JPP, and Tuck) on a 3rd and long, Brady would call the fastest time-out in NFL history, saying to Belichick as he walked to the bench, “we can’t block that!”

  23. Wow the Giants reaaaaaalllly know how to run their mouths.

    “I’m elite!”, “we’re underdogs!”, “I don’t like so and so, he plays dirty”

    Blah, blah, blah…

  24. I don’t know what Osi’s complaining about. Matt Light was the Giants best player in the last Superbowl. Terrible performance.

  25. “The Giants would like to introduce you to Mathias Kiwanuka and Dave Tollefson, two pass-rushing DEs that would start for any other team in the NFL. Because they’re Giants, they’re starting at OLB and ST, respectively”

    I would take these 2 clowns any day compared to Osi. The Pats Oline would manhandle these 2…really?? you bring up these 2 guys?? Take off the NYG glasses and see clearly dude…

  26. any if 5 those 5 lined up on the line Tom Brady would audible to 5 quick routes and it would be an easy touchdown…the Super Bowl isn’t Madden on PS3…

  27. dfwxpress says:
    Jan 27, 2012 6:47 PM
    This is a question for Giant fans and not so much on this article.

    If Belichick was the defensive coordinator when the Giants won Super Bowls in 1980s and Coughlin was the WR coach…who was the offensive coordinator?

    I’ve the internet but came up empty…
    ———————————————————

    Ray Handley was the OC in 1990 when the Giants won their 2nd SB (not sure before that). I only remember his name because it makes me shudder and gives me a sickly feeling all over. He acme the HC after Parcells retired, a true DARK ERA in NYG football.

  28. It’s comical how fans get soooooo bent out of shape about players talking trash. I mean, how dare anyone disrespect the Patriots by talking about them? Fans shouldn’t take it as a personal insult, it’s just “business”.

    If the Patriots need the Giants trash-talk to motivate them to win THE SUPER BOWL, then they have serious motivation problems. I would assume that whatever Osi says (and, I’m sure Antrell Rolle isn’t too far behind), isn’t going to light the spark under the Patriots. I mean, they ARE the #1 seed for a reason…because they were the best in the AFC without the Giants “motivation”.

  29. Sounds like Osi is planning a rumble. It would be nice if they could do that on Media Day instead. Media Day is kind of boring.

  30. Funny, I thought the jets didn’t even make it to the playoffs, but here they are in the Super Bowl.

    Next thing will be that we find out Coughlin likes feet.

  31. lanman11 says:

    The Giants head coach is caught repeatedly cussing and using The Lord’s name in vain on the sidelines.

    _______________

    Really?

    Don’t want to upset the imaginary, bearded, jealous, misogynistic psycho in the sky!

    This is 2012, people. Wake up.

    Go Pats.

  32. @lanman11

    I disagreed with all of your points until i came to this one.

    “The Giants head coach is caught repeatedly cussing and using The Lord’s name in vain on the sidelines.”

    Anything else he does is fine but using The Lord’s name, our Creator and Savior and everlasting life enduring forever and ever is UNACCEPTABLE. this is UMURICA…we HAVE THE RIGHT TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN ABOUT JESUS IN SCHOOL.

    Holy Christ dont be so sad that “dumb” Eli is the MOST CLUTCH QB in the NFL. Thats not even a bold statement. And all of the Patwagon Fans will see it. Disgusts me how the entire Belicheat is just brushed under the rug still and they get a pass, even from the fans. Fu@k the Pats.

    Brady May Own Peyton, but the Little Brother has his #

  33. The thing Light does that gets under Osi’s skin is hold on every single play. He did it in the last Superbowl and actually got called for it. Hopefully the Zebra’s call an honest game and make Light use talent instead of cheating.

  34. 1. The NY Media ceases to amaze me. Literally they are not only looking for numerous stories out of one players press conference, but some juicy quotes. Or in many cases they can simply do some “…” and editing work to make it look like what they want.

    2. Players, especially in the biggest markets, need to realize that the media is after stories. It will always be that way. Be very wary of what you say, be a great listener and don’t be anxious when asked multiple questions. Several members of this Giants team need a class regarding this. Give the media answers, but be very general and don’t give them anything to quote. Therefore if they do somehow quote you anyway, it will end up as a bad story about nothing.

    3. As a Giants fan I like the way most of the Giants (don’t forget it’s a 53 man roster) are acting and how all of the Patriots are acting, and hopefully the Giants try to give the hungry media nothing to quote.

  35. Dear Osi,

    You are a funny guy, but… Big question is how long until the Pats get #5… rather, who will we beat next year? Your pick would be sweet! THANKS!!

    Sincerely,
    Reality

  36. lowleadman says: Jan 27, 2012 6:34 PM

    But, at some point, some 3 brain-celled player is goining to open his mouth, and a few more may follow and that seems to be happening now. The Giants are trash talking and it is sure to get worse as the week progresses. The Giants are taking this game as a formality

    —-

    Oh, you mean something like

    “17 points? Thats all we’re gonna score?”

    *laughs*

    Sounded to me like some 3 brain celled player was taking THAT game as a formality. Bit him in the a** too, didn’t it?

    Hey Pats fans…a Pats win is far from a foregone conclusion in this game. I get the arrogance, because thats what we all expect from such a frontrunning fanbase who has no idea what it’s like to be around when the team was bad. Don’t write the Giants off. Friendly advice.

  37. I’m getting so sick of hearing about BOTH teams from NY not shutting their mouths. Osi, if you got into a fight with Light, you both probably wouldn’t only ejected, you’d also get your @ss kicked.

  38. The Patriots cheat. The NFL loves them (for some reason) so they are allowed to get away with it.
    These are facts that only Patriots fans will dispute. Everyone else in America sees it.

    Second, 50% of Brady’s success is Brady, but the other 50% is a line that gets to hold like crazy affording him 7 or 8 seconds to throw the ball. TB doesn’t like heat. He doesn’t respond well to it. He’s not used to seeing it. The Giants are a nightmare matchup for the Pats. They should be very apprehensive about this game….

  39. Hey bluefan204!

    Please! with your worldly wisdom and endless depths of football knowledge,
    can you enlighten us NE newcomers to this game they refer to as football?
    Because it is exactly as you say it is:
    We’ve only paid attention to Professional football since Bledsoe got knocked and our Hero-TOM BRADY – came in as a bench player and carrier us to the promised land.

    Can you please impart upon us unworthy masses your all-knowingness football wisdom??

    JackA$$

  40. dfwxpress says:
    Jan 27, 2012 6:47 PM
    This is a question for Giant fans and not so much on this article.

    If Belichick was the defensive coordinator when the Giants won Super Bowls in 1980s and Coughlin was the WR coach…who was the offensive coordinator?

    I’ve the internet but came up empty…
    ————–

    It was Ron Erhardt, and believe me, that fossil wouldn’t last two years in the NFL with his outdated philosophy. Our defense was just THAT GREAT that it masked how much he stifled Simms for so many years. It was maddening to watch.

  41. gcsuk says:
    Jan 27, 2012 10:00 PM
    dfwxpress says:
    Jan 27, 2012 6:47 PM
    This is a question for Giant fans and not so much on this article.

    If Belichick was the defensive coordinator when the Giants won Super Bowls in 1980s and Coughlin was the WR coach…who was the offensive coordinator?

    I’ve the internet but came up empty…
    ———————————————————

    Ray Handley was the OC in 1990 when the Giants won their 2nd SB (not sure before that). I only remember his name because it makes me shudder and gives me a sickly feeling all over. He acme the HC after Parcells retired, a true DARK ERA in NYG football.
    ————–

    Erhardt and Belichick were our coordinators until Parcells left. Handley didn’t hire an offensive coordinator when he got the job, remember? That’s partly why the team was so putrid offensively. Defense was still there, but remember LT also got hurt in ’92. Offense was only slightly better when Fassel got the OC job in ’92, but ROD “READ AND REACT” RUST had us playing some of the worst defense in Giants history (before Sheridan came along). It’s all still crystal clear to me all these years later. And I, like you, SHUDDER TO THINK about those post-Parcells years. A couple of blips on the radar under Reeves and Fassel, but that’s why Giants fans should appreciate Tom even more.

  42. infectorman says: Jan 28, 2012 10:38 AM

    Hey bluefan204!

    Please! with your worldly wisdom and endless depths of football knowledge,
    can you enlighten us NE newcomers to this game they refer to as football?
    Because it is exactly as you say it is:
    We’ve only paid attention to Professional football since Bledsoe got knocked and our Hero-TOM BRADY – came in as a bench player and carrier us to the promised land.

    Can you please impart upon us unworthy masses your all-knowingness football wisdom??

    Sure! Before the Pats were a consistently winning franchise, they had very few actual die-hard fans that gave a damn about them. They never went to games, and most couldn’t name more than 2-3 players on the roster unless they were mentioned in the national media more than twice.

    Football wisdom? Well, since so many of you are insinuating that the Pats have already beaten the Giants in this upcoming game, and that the 5th ring is all but in the bag, I’m not going to bother attempting to educate you on the finer points of the game of football. You couldn’t possibly understand something so complex.

  43. LMFAO!!!
    You sir, truly haven’t the faintest idea of what you are talking about. You must be a polititcian.
    Of course, ignorance IS Bliss, as the saying goes…

    As far as football knowledge, considering your ridiculously, ill-informed assertions about NE football fans, I’d be better served to converse with a local Pop Warner player than listen to the drivel you’ve been spewing.
    Have a nice day

  44. bluefan204 says:
    Jan 28, 2012 7:02 AM
    lowleadman says: Jan 27, 2012 6:34 PM

    But, at some point, some 3 brain-celled player is goining to open his mouth, and a few more may follow and that seems to be happening now. The Giants are trash talking and it is sure to get worse as the week progresses. The Giants are taking this game as a formality

    —-

    Oh, you mean something like

    “17 points? Thats all we’re gonna score?”

    *laughs*

    Sounded to me like some 3 brain celled player was taking THAT game as a formality. Bit him in the a** too, didn’t it?

    Hey Pats fans…a Pats win is far from a foregone conclusion in this game. I get the arrogance, because thats what we all expect from such a frontrunning fanbase who has no idea what it’s like to be around when the team was bad. Don’t write the Giants off. Friendly advice.
    ————-

    Truth.

  45. @bluefan:
    “Well, since so many of you are insinuating that the Pats have already beaten the Giants in this upcoming game, and that the 5th ring is all but in the bag,”
    ***************************************
    With such a wealth of football “knowledge” I guess it’s no wonder you can’t count:
    Pats currently have 3 Super Bowl rings. And the number 4 immediately follows the number 3.

    @mrWright ( WRONG, actually would be a more apt calling card):
    “Hey Pats fans…a Pats win is far from a foregone conclusion in this game. I get the arrogance, because thats what we all expect from such a frontrunning fanbase who has no idea what it’s like to be around when the team was bad. Don’t write the Giants off. Friendly advice.
    ————-

    Truth.”
    ******************************************
    The reality is that vast majority of Pats fans realize and believe that the outcome of this game is ANYTHING BUT a forgone conclusion.
    But for you and certain other Gints fans, recognizing and admitting that actual “TRUTH” would be contrary to your asinine, infantile posts and generalizations against an entire population of NFL fans.
    You guys truly live in a fantasy world…
    Stupid is as Stupid posts

  46. For the record Logan Mankins said this “I don’t know. I’d like to think we can run on any team but some days it just doesn’t go that way. They do a good job with both. They have good linebackers, big linebackers and their front four, they play the run just about as good as they play the pass. Either way you dice it, it’s going to be tough running or passing.”

    No joke, had he said that with the NY media, they would find a way to make an article like “Mankins confident in running game” then they will take the quote “we can run on any team”. Now is that fair? And those that say I’m wrong look at what they did to Rolle for saying “in our minds we can’t be beat”, not Giants “can’t be beat”.

    Same goes when Justin Tuck was answereing a question about Michael Vick’s ability to pick up extra yards when close to the sideline. He said “As a defensive player in a situation like that, I’m going to err on the caution of knocking him out of bounds,” Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said. “We’ve seen so many times with a guy like Vick tiptoeing on the sideline, catching his balance and going for another 50. So in that situation, I’m going to hit him. Simple as that.” Instead people said that Tuck threatened to knock Vick out.

  47. infectorman says: Jan 28, 2012 2:10 PM

    LMFAO!!!
    You sir, truly haven’t the faintest idea of what you are talking about. You must be a polititcian.
    Of course, ignorance IS Bliss, as the saying goes…

    As far as football knowledge, considering your ridiculously, ill-informed assertions about NE football fans, I’d be better served to converse with a local Pop Warner player than listen to the drivel you’ve been spewing.
    Have a nice day

    —-

    Well, you DID ask, didn’t you? I merely stated the harsh, painful truth which you obviously aren’t equipped to handle. Ergo, being the weak minded person you appear to be, you immediately started name-calling and talking down.

    Good luck finding that Pop Warner player. Hopefully, they’ll lie to you. That way, you wont fly into some kind of rage and hurt the poor kid for telling you what you can’t handle about the history of Pats fans.

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