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Observations from Giants Media Day

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MDS made some observations from Giants Media Day earlier.

Now that we’ve been kicked out of Lucas Oil Field and posted some early comments from the Giants, it only seems fair that I make a few takes from the Giants’ media session.

1. Jason Pierre-Paul has a favorite nickname.  While the second year player likes “JPP” and “Beast,” his favorite nickname is the “Haitian Sensation.” Pierre Paul talked about his “rough” journey from working at Boston Market to help feed his family. He wants to “put on a show” on Sunday for those in Haiti. He even broke out some creole in conversation during his session.

2. Brandon Jacobs is tired of slow starts. He’s struggled to get into a groove early in games and couldn’t hide his frustration. He expects a physical game Sunday.

3. A Ryan Leaf mention. Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said he thought Leaf could have had a successful NFL career if Gilbride had more time to work with him in San Diego.

4. The Giants are ready to roll.  New York seemed even more anxious than the Patriots to get done with Media Day and move on to football. Pierre-Paul said he was ready to play last week.

“It is just a lot of hoopla. We are just ready to play football and go out there and have fun. Just staying focused this week is the main key,” Ahmad Bradshaw said.

5. Eli, evolved: Giants offensive players all thought that a big key to this season was Eli Manning’s ability to extend plays and make throws outside the pocket. We’ll have more on this later in the week.

6. Watching a Japanese game show host try to communicate with Pierre-Paul was just as ridiculous as you’d expect. That is all.

7. The power of the NFL was in the stands. MDS pointed it out earlier, but it bears repeating. The fans loved being a part of Media Day. Twenty minutes after it was over, most of the fans remained in the crowd soaking up the experience.

We’re not really what that experience entailed, but the fans just wanted a taste of anything Super Bowl. In five years of covering the Super Bowl, I haven’t seen a host city more excited about having the game.

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14 Responses to “Observations from Giants Media Day”
  1. n0hopeleft says: Jan 31, 2012 4:02 PM

    How many Patriots fans are brushing off the fact that New England does NOT have the answer for blocking JPP, Osi, Tuck, Canty, Bernard, Tollefson, Boley, etc?

    We didn’t have Bradshaw or Nicks during the first meeting, and beat you at your own game, in your own house.

    Stop talking about it wont happen to Brady twice. You sound foolish.

  2. rascalmanny says: Jan 31, 2012 4:10 PM

    I live in Tn and am a Titans fan.

    Frankly, I sure wish Nashville was more like Indy. Nashville can be a pain to get around. And there’s colleges that have stadiums better than what we have.

    Indy should be VERY proud. Jerry Jones must be DYING inside.

  3. mnfan1 says: Jan 31, 2012 4:14 PM

    Doesn’t Brandon Jacobs say every game is going to be physical?

  4. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 31, 2012 4:27 PM

    n0hopeleft says:
    Jan 31, 2012 4:02 PM
    How many Patriots fans are brushing off the fact that New England does NOT have the answer for blocking JPP, Osi, Tuck, Canty, Bernard, Tollefson, Boley, etc?

    We didn’t have Bradshaw or Nicks during the first meeting, and beat you at your own game, in your own house.

    Stop talking about it wont happen to Brady twice. You sound foolish.

    ————-

    SO TRUE.

  5. sschmiggles says: Jan 31, 2012 4:33 PM

    n0hopeleft says:
    Jan 31, 2012 4:02 PM
    How many Patriots fans are brushing off the fact that New England does NOT have the answer for blocking JPP, Osi, Tuck, Canty, Bernard, Tollefson, Boley, etc?
    _____________________

    You mean the same guys who got 2 sacks, 3 QB hits, and that’s it in the last matchup? Seemed like the Pats had the answer then.

    Pats won’t turn the ball over four times in this game.

  6. tb12eatitbitches says: Jan 31, 2012 4:43 PM

    Eff the NJ gints. And they’re arrogant bandwagon fans.

  7. roastbeefsandwich says: Jan 31, 2012 4:49 PM

    The fans are excited because it will be the first real football game played in the city in well over a year.

  8. raiders757 says: Jan 31, 2012 5:00 PM

    What I’m wondering is how much those fans got charged at the gate for something that should have been free.

  9. nepatriots128154 says: Jan 31, 2012 5:30 PM

    Seems like Indy is doing a very good job with the Super Bowl so far. All you heard about this time of the year was how miserable Dallas was. Nothing of the sort is coming from Indy.

    Also, @n0hopeleft

    Not sure how much the first game has to do with anything, really. Pats lit up the G-Men in week 17 of 07, then got shut down in the Super Bowl. This year’s O-line is excellent, and the offense is structured much different than 07. This game could go so many different ways, really. It’s ridiculous to say that the Pats have no answer to the Giants line. Cmon now.

  10. dsigrey says: Jan 31, 2012 6:23 PM

    God I loves these NYG fans. A little over confident guys, it will just make it that much worse if your team loses. I hope you guys are still around posting comments if they lose. Of course, the comments will all be about how they got screwed by the refs, the Pats cheated, blah blah blah…

  11. jswheeler says: Jan 31, 2012 9:19 PM

    Indianapolis
    where the women are scarce
    and the sheep are scared.

    No wonder these fans were dying to watch grown men be interviewed by people asking the same questions over and over. there’s nothing much else to do.

  12. lennydpocketqb says: Jan 31, 2012 10:53 PM

    Indianapolis > Dallas

  13. dienavinjohnson says: Jan 31, 2012 11:17 PM

    “3. A Ryan Leaf mention. Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said he thought Leaf could have had a successful NFL career if Gilbride had more time to work with him in San Diego.”

    Ha! And Marky Mark could have stopped 9/11!

  14. bearsstillsuck says: Feb 1, 2012 3:16 AM

    Jpp will always be frenchie to me.

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