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Kiwanuka says Giants are ready to play right now

Mathias Kiwanuka AP

Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka missed the Super Bowl four years ago with an injury, and he’s chomping at the bit to play this time around.

Kiwanuka said on Monday that he and his teammates are completely focused and could step onto the field and play the game today.

“It was all business,” Kiwanuka said of the flight to Indianapolis. “We have been ready to go. We could have lined up and played yesterday if we had to, so everybody is just focused and ready to get the game going.”

Kiwanuka scoffed at the media for trying to make Tom Brady’s comments at the team’s pep rally into some kind of trash talk, so he isn’t looking for that kind of external motivation. But he does sound motivated.

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19 Responses to “Kiwanuka says Giants are ready to play right now”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 31, 2012 7:58 AM

    Expect him to shoot the gap on the first series for a stop for loss or a sack.

  2. 2sausage11 says: Jan 31, 2012 8:01 AM

    But won’t be Sunday

  3. phonymcringring says: Jan 31, 2012 8:03 AM

    Giants and Patriots > Media

  4. lolb23 says: Jan 31, 2012 8:33 AM

    Adrenaline dump

  5. djstat says: Jan 31, 2012 8:37 AM

    I love the Giants…but just stop TALKING

  6. billinva says: Jan 31, 2012 8:37 AM

    Might want to practice some more there buddy.

  7. patsfan22 says: Jan 31, 2012 8:39 AM

    Expect him to shoot the gap on the first series only to turn and see Welker picking up a first down.

    The NE offense this year is built around Brady making pre-snap reads and getting the ball quickly out to receivers. If you don’t match up well in coverage you won’t be getting any pressure.

  8. richwizl says: Jan 31, 2012 8:39 AM

    As long as they don’t bring the same Refs from ’07 that’s fine.

  9. bspurloc says: Jan 31, 2012 8:51 AM

    Sunday with Eli’s win he becomes better than Peyton.
    2 rings > 1 ring

  10. frankvzappa says: Jan 31, 2012 8:57 AM

    it is champing at the bit, not chomping

  11. dmretrogames says: Jan 31, 2012 9:01 AM

    Rooting for NY, but this may be a bad thing. You don’t want to peak emotionally too early.

    This should be a good one. Two teams and two QBs with playoff and SB experience.

  12. havok82 says: Jan 31, 2012 9:15 AM

    Well, it is the SB. They usually swallow their whistles on most stuff (unless you are a Seahawks fan, that is).

    I am sure they are all amped up and want to play. They are used to playing week by week. The two week layoff can hurt teams. We’ve seen it in so many levels of sports where a team is hot and in a groove and then they take time off and lose that mojo.

  13. rahavort says: Jan 31, 2012 9:21 AM

    Two words to all of the players on the Giants. SHUT UP. I’ve never seen so many mouths flap, must be taking orders from Rex Ryan.

  14. rcampore says: Jan 31, 2012 9:22 AM

    djstat says: Jan 31, 2012 8:37 AM

    I love the Giants…but just stop TALKING
    ___________________________________

    If someone says stop talking one more time, i might scream. It’s Super Bowl week and they are required to speak to the media….hello!!!

    Now they are not even allowed to say that they are ready to play the game?

  15. sj39 says: Jan 31, 2012 9:24 AM

    bspurloc, your idea of number of rings determing the better QB is completly flawed. It is a team game. If based on number of SB rings, are you really saying that Trent Dilfer and Doug Williams (just to name two) were better QBs than Marino and Kelly (just to name two).

  16. gcsuk says: Jan 31, 2012 10:21 AM

    djstat says: Jan 31, 2012 8:37 AM

    I love the Giants…but just stop TALKING
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    Reporters are asking him questions. Should he just stare at them blankly without answering? It’s not like he was trash-talking, he simply answered the question.

  17. gcsuk says: Jan 31, 2012 10:22 AM

    richwizl says: Jan 31, 2012 8:39 AM

    As long as they don’t bring the same Refs from ’07 that’s fine.
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    As long as they don’t bring the same Refs from either of the Giants/Packers game that’s fine.

    Fixed it for ya.

  18. bspurloc says: Jan 31, 2012 11:14 AM

    # of SB Rings makes u better than others…..

    Dan Marino was a failure. Just like Tony Romo.
    Peyton is a failure.

    Football is about winning the Super Bowl only thing higher than that is going UnDefeated the thing Peyton let everyone talk him out of going for. failure. Polian failure.

    If it isnt about winning the Super Bowl then why even play the season? Why bother with the 2 minute offense….
    18-1 means the patriots FAILED. why? cuz they lost the only game that mattered.

  19. calwilliams06 says: Jan 31, 2012 12:18 PM

    frankvzappa says: Jan 31, 2012 8:57 AM

    it is champing at the bit, not chomping

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    Spot on Frank, good man.

    If I had a dollar for every time I’ve read/heard “chomping at the bit” I’d literally have some dollars.

    Gotta laugh at how Franks post has received approx. 70% thumbs down. Ignorance is bliss, ‘eh?

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