Patriots guard Logan Mankins says that if the Giants’ defensive line is thinking this week about the Patriots’ offensive line taking cheap shots, that’s a good thing.
At his press conference in Indianapolis on Sunday evening, Mankins was told that Giants defensive end Justin Tuck called the Patriots are dirty, and Mankins responded that he’s fine with that label.
“That’s alright,” Mankins said. “We don’t mind being called dirty or cheap or any of that stuff. That’s a compliment to us.”
If Tuck did call the Patriots’ offensive line dirty it hasn’t been widely reported, although Tuck has had some colorful comments about the rest of the Patriots’ offense, and especially Tom Brady.
“The way to kill a snake is take off his head,” Tuck said on Friday. “The way to kill an offense as potent as that one is, is making sure you take care of Brady.”
Mankins won’t mind the comparison to a snake. But it will be his job to make sure the Giants don’t take off Brady’s head.