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Brandon Jacobs says Giants are confident, not cocky

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The Giants have come across this week like they’re a confident team, with defensive players talking about how they can rattle Tom Brady and offensive players talking about how they can put points on the board.

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs says the Giants are confident. They’re just not too confident.

“I think this team is confident and not overconfident,” Jacobs said. “Cocky is nowhere near the equation. The guys are confident, the coaches are confident.”

Asked why the Giants are so confident this week, Jacobs’ answer is simple: Why shouldn’t they be?

“There’s no reason why,” Jacobs said. “We shouldn’t have gotten on the buses if we weren’t confident. If a guy isn’t confident, they should kick him off and send him back to Jersey.”

There’s no risk of that for anyone on this team.

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49 Responses to “Brandon Jacobs says Giants are confident, not cocky”
  1. superbowltruffle says: Feb 3, 2012 7:51 AM

    I just hope the patriots can keep it close.

  2. tim1999 says: Feb 3, 2012 7:54 AM

    The Giants, the media and Giant fans are wildly overconfident.
    Bill Belichick is loving every minute of it.
    The amount of info some of these Giants players have provided Belichick has been pretty amazing.
    Look for the Patriots O-line to block “real low”. Hard for D-linemen to get their arms up to block passing lanes when they’re being “blocked” in the stomach or groin.
    The more the Giants have talked this week the more convinced I’ve become that the Patriots are winning this game.

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 3, 2012 7:54 AM

    Patriots fans will see this is “trash talk” and “bulletin board material” (for them, because the actual TEAM PLAYING FOR THE PATRIOTS doesn’t need it SMH). What a pathetic bunch.

    For the real, pre-2001 Patriots fans, I salute you and much respect. Sincerely.

    But the rest of you can comer una pinga.

  4. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 3, 2012 7:56 AM

    Jacobs hasn’t been paying attention. The attitude, demeanor and body language of every Giant player I see is people acting like they’ve already won the game before its been played.

    They’ve been clearly spending more time thinking and talking about how good they are instead of studying the game plan and working for a victory.

    Just like the St Louis Rams did in 2001.

  5. tombradysponytail says: Feb 3, 2012 7:57 AM

    Really? Because from here it looks like you’re acting like a bunch of dbags. Go Pats!

  6. dspyank2k11 says: Feb 3, 2012 8:04 AM

    Man, do the Pats have the Giants RIGHT where they want them.

  7. westmantooth says: Feb 3, 2012 8:04 AM

    I hope the Giants win but they are stupid. Incredibly stupid.

    There is a long and definitive history of teams that open their mouths, even a little bit, before playing the Patriots.

    Idiots. Shut up.

  8. 2sausage11 says: Feb 3, 2012 8:08 AM

    Asked why the Giants are so confident this week, Jacobs’ answer is simple: Why shouldn’t they be?

    Because your really not that good

  9. lunt101 says: Feb 3, 2012 8:10 AM

    It’s amusing how Pats fans simply can’t handle being the perceived underdog. Their only hope in this game is derived from alternative sources… Media, fans, players ‘demeanors’ …. This game is played on the field…. And the Giants have the far better team.

  10. 49erstim says: Feb 3, 2012 8:18 AM

    There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance… unfortunately several Giants players have crossed it this week. Manningham, Osi and (…wait for it…) Jacobs! JPP has been humbled by the experience and his story is great. It shows what hard work and dedication can REALLY do. Victor Cruz has also been fun and as a football fan in general its been great to see him and hear him because you start to feel as if youre living that experience with him.

    Its funny that the 3 loudest guys are probably on their way OUT of town. Osi wanted out big time in the beginning of the year and Jacobs has been a petulant child for years.

    Still hoping for a great game from 2 good teams. Sunday cant get here fast enough. :-)

  11. xxtucknrolle88 says: Feb 3, 2012 8:20 AM

    Ummmm GO GMEN?!

  12. grpatriot says: Feb 3, 2012 8:24 AM

    Why the smack NY? Who U trying to convince?
    Patriot Nation isn’t buying what UR selling!

  13. dmretrogames says: Feb 3, 2012 8:26 AM

    Of course they’re confident. NE’s defense is hot garbage. Eli put up 300+ against a much better defense in sloppy, cold conditions and now gets a fast track to expose those bums.

    On the other side, Gronk will look a whole lot more like Kevin Boss in this game with that injury, as the one dimensional Pats offense (short pass only) is crippled.

    Giants 38 Pats 20

  14. dmretrogames says: Feb 3, 2012 8:27 AM

    “Just like the St Louis Rams did in 2001.”

    They didn’t know you had a video library of their plays.

  15. bigbluenationdb says: Feb 3, 2012 8:29 AM

    As I Giants fan I am confidient in this team. Why wouldn’t I be? I am sure Pats fans feel the same way.

    As for being a player, you have to play this game with confidence and some “swag”. If you don’t play the game with confidence you are beat before you step on the field.

    All this talk doesn’t mean jack only thing that matters is what happens Sunday on the field.

    This game is going to come down to the fourth quarter and which defense can come up with a big play. Anyone that has watched football this year know both teams are superior on offense then either defense. Which ever defense can step up and make plays in the red zone will win the game. I think this will be an exciting Super Bowl in which both teams move the ball between the 20s.

  16. kya_tropic_fan says: Feb 3, 2012 8:31 AM

    Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 3, 2012 7:54 AM

    Patriots fans will see this is “trash talk” and “bulletin board material” (for them, because the actual TEAM PLAYING FOR THE PATRIOTS doesn’t need it SMH). What a pathetic bunch.

    For the real, pre-2001 Patriots fans, I salute you and much respect. Sincerely.
    __________________________________

    Speaking from the vantage point of a pre 2001 Pats fan, I have never put much stock into bulletin board material. You are simply going to play as hard as you can regardless of what the other team says (it is for the fans more than the teams). With that being said, I disagree that the “trash talk” doesnt fall into the “bulletin board material file”, and it isnt just Pats fans that would consider it that way. I can guarantee you that the Giants fans would be foaming at the mouth if Vince Wilfork told the people of New England to get ready for Tuesday’s parade. Heck, the New York tabloids spent 2 days trying to manipulate Tom Brady’s “I hope we can have a big party” quote into a guarantee of a victory, lol

  17. wte1 says: Feb 3, 2012 8:34 AM

    The Patriots learned their lesson from Super Bowl XLII when Richard Seymour was running his mouth too much and riled the Giants.

    Now the shoe is on the other foot. The Patriots will do their talking with their play.

    MHK!

  18. tomcan8 says: Feb 3, 2012 8:38 AM

    I wish there was no media coverage prior to the game. Just play the game and the winner gets a post game interview. Done and done.

  19. popdawg99 says: Feb 3, 2012 8:39 AM

    “Asked why the Giants are so confident this week, Jacobs’ answer is simple: Why shouldn’t they be?”

    Because the Redskins beat you this year.

  20. kya_tropic_fan says: Feb 3, 2012 8:41 AM

    I wonder which player is going to be the go to guy on faking injuries, wouldnt want to see a replay of this in the biggest game of the year….LMFAO

  21. pftcensorssuck says: Feb 3, 2012 8:43 AM

    That’s cute ……. a 9-7 team being “confident” of beating a 13-3 team in the Super Bpwl.

    I want to be happy for Giants fans, I really do, but with each passing day I want to see Tom Brady drop 48 on them while the defense makes Eli Manning look stupid.

  22. rjschmon says: Feb 3, 2012 8:43 AM

    To Tim1999- So if your O-line is going to block “real low” then it will make it that much easier for our ends to shove the line down and run around them! I hope they block low because we will break Brady’s arm….

    And to Tombradysponytail…….how has anyone other than maybe manningham acted in a negative manner….you do realize that the pats in every single news conference have said the same thing! They are confident….the giants are confident….everyones confident that there team will win…..so you the only dbag i see here

  23. bosfaninva says: Feb 3, 2012 8:49 AM

    I say Brandon Jacobs is bad, not good.

  24. evinnie says: Feb 3, 2012 8:51 AM

    Didn’t Jacobs call out Rex Ryan for the same thing? That’s what you should expect from someone that has the same IQ as a dull rock.

  25. dyims says: Feb 3, 2012 8:52 AM

    The only pathetic bunch are those posters who rag on and belittle anything a Pats fan says that is a positive statement for their team. One of the most pathetic on this site is the one that thinks he is the smartest and wittiest (in his/her feeble mind only) the one and most useless Mr. Wright, by the way you misspell your last name, WRONG is the correct way you should be typing it. And I have been a Pats fan since 1960 Mr. Wrong.

  26. pftcensorsrretards says: Feb 3, 2012 8:57 AM

    Pats are going down Sunday.

  27. rexryanstoecheese says: Feb 3, 2012 9:04 AM

    Hey, Mr Wright:

    You know what, the only person doing more talking than the Giants this week is YOU!

  28. infectorman says: Feb 3, 2012 9:16 AM

    “You fall down…”
    “No!!! You fall Down!!!! It’s your turn, I did it last week, remember? ”
    “Oh , yeah” crash to the ground.

    EFFING CLASSIC!!!!!

    Ba hahahahahahhaa!!!

  29. 2sausage11 says: Feb 3, 2012 9:25 AM

    pftcensorsrretards says:
    Feb 3, 2012 8:57 AM
    Pats are going down Sunday.

    ================
    yeah down the field and scoreing on every drive

  30. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 3, 2012 9:27 AM

    “dmretrogames says:
    Feb 3, 2012 8:27 AM
    “Just like the St Louis Rams did in 2001.”

    They didn’t know you had a video library of their plays.”

    Which the Pats did not. But hey, believe made up stories that were put out solely for the purpose of selling bad newspapers.

  31. bullcharger says: Feb 3, 2012 9:27 AM

    Why does anyone listen to this has-been.

    He’s garbage. He’s been declining every year. He’s too slow. 571 yds this year when Bradshaw was hurt half the time.

    He’s done.

  32. portnoychunk says: Feb 3, 2012 9:35 AM

    infectorman says: Feb 3, 2012 9:16 AM

    “You fall down…”
    “No!!! You fall Down!!!! It’s your turn, I did it last week, remember? ”
    “Oh , yeah” crash to the ground.

    EFFING CLASSIC!!!!!

    Ba hahahahahahhaa!!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I have a feeling we’re going to see a lot of this when the Pats go no-huddle.

  33. patpatriot7 says: Feb 3, 2012 9:35 AM

    Ask and ye shall receive.

    MW. You actually make a cogent statement and did it in a reasonable manner. Result, you received an intelligent response from kya_tropic_fan. Keep it up you might like it.
    Unfortunately, many of those who regularly comment on Pro Football Talk are familiar with your past history of insults, incivility and absurdity, so it may take a while.
    From a personal standpoint, its hard to recognize someone who goes by the moniker
    “Mr. Wright”, because Mister is a title that is gained by respect. Since you don’t show any for other people and their post, you hardly deserve to be called that yourself. As for the later, you are so busy attacking posters personally that you never make any debatable points worthy of discussion. So, “Mr. Wright” is rather an arrogant, condescending “handle” and one you certainly have demonstrated you don’t deserve.
    It’s a shame that you can’t restrict your postings to the matter at hand – the Super Bowl, the ultimate event of the pro football season and a contest between two, evenly matched teams that previously played in one of the most exciting games in 2007. There are many aspects of the games and teams that can be discussed in a reasonable, civil manner. Why don’t you try reading some of the posts by other Giants fans who seem to grasp the objective of sites such as this. Its a MUCH MORE PRODUCTIVE exercise.

  34. youdownwithjpp says: Feb 3, 2012 9:50 AM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Feb 3, 2012 7:56 AM
    Jacobs hasn’t been paying attention. The attitude, demeanor and body language of every Giant player I see is people acting like they’ve already won the game before its been played.

    They’ve been clearly spending more time thinking and talking about how good they are instead of studying the game plan and working for a victory.

    Just like the St Louis Rams did in 2001.
    —————————————————–

    Wow you got all that from a few interviews, which took a menial part of the day. How do you know what these guys are doing at practice, meetings, and behind close doors? Lets stop making idiotic assumptions, it doesn’t do much to prove your intelligence.

  35. otrd13 says: Feb 3, 2012 9:52 AM

    pftcensorssuck- pats went 14-3 without beating an above .500 team, while the giants went 9-7 and beat them without 2 stars. regular season means NOTHING now and football critics seem to know that but you, just like the 9ers fans and green bay fans, keep falling for this nonsense that just because they had the better record they should win. i can tell from these posts that pats fans are NERVOUSSSS…. and they should be, have fun on sunday gentlemen

  36. gcsuk says: Feb 3, 2012 10:06 AM

    tim1999 says: Feb 3, 2012 7:54 AM

    Look for the Patriots O-line to block “real low”. Hard for D-linemen to get their arms up to block passing lanes when they’re being “blocked” in the stomach or groin.
    The more the Giants have talked this week the more convinced I’ve become that the Patriots are winning this game.

    ———————————————————————

    Oh, so you’re saying that the O-Line is going to play dirty?!? “blocked” in the groin”? Sort of like what Osi said they do, and Pats fans were appalled that it was said? But now you’re saying that’s what they’re going to do?

    Got it. Talk about “stay classy”.

    Pats fans talk just as much trash as Giants fans. Please don’t deny it.

  37. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Feb 3, 2012 10:09 AM

    Hope the Giants come to play on Sunday. Have a feeling Brady is going to have a lights out game so they will need to be their best.

  38. nyjalleffingday says: Feb 3, 2012 10:21 AM

    Man, that’s what Rex Ryan says too. Like someone said the other day, they talk as much as the Jets and say the same things to boot, it’s just nobody calls them out on it.

  39. trueski21 says: Feb 3, 2012 10:59 AM

    “Talk is cheap, play the game” – Tom Coughlin

    this is nothing new, guys like Jacobs have been running their mouths all season. Eli runs that team and he will let his play do the talking.

  40. jakek2 says: Feb 3, 2012 11:32 AM

    This game is such a mismatch its not even funny. NE won’t stop the NY offense and the NY defense will smother Brady and his popgun offense. The last time Super Bowls were a snorefest was when NFC teams were completely dominating AFC teams. This trend has returned. GB, NO, SF, NYG are all substantially better than NE, Pitt, Balt, Den (Den is so bad that NE basically got the SB beating one team).

    This will be the first year for the next 10 where the game will be over in the 3rd Q.

    Giants – 40
    NE – 17

  41. havok82 says: Feb 3, 2012 12:15 PM

    The Giants beat one team over .500 before the playoff started, so let’s not jump out like their record is so much greater. To a certain extent, it really doesn’t matter at this point in the season. It’s more crap for us and the talking heads to debate.

    They are both good teams that had to win some games and have a little good fortune along the way. Sunday is a fresh start and the better team will win the game. They don’t have to be better after or before or “if we played this 10000 times…”; they just have to be better Sunday.

  42. bozosforall says: Feb 3, 2012 3:35 PM

    2sausage11 says:
    Feb 3, 2012 8:08 AM
    Asked why the Giants are so confident this week, Jacobs’ answer is simple: Why shouldn’t they be?

    Because your really not that good

    __
    Good enough to beat the Pats in the regular season.

    Good enough to beat the two top seeds in the NFC, on the road.

    Good enough to scare the crap out of you whiny Pats fans.

    Good enough to win.

    And it’s “you’re”, Pats fan moron.

  43. bozosforall says: Feb 3, 2012 3:38 PM

    2sausage11 says:
    Feb 3, 2012 9:25 AM
    pftcensorsrretards says:
    Feb 3, 2012 8:57 AM
    Pats are going down Sunday.

    ================
    yeah down the field and scoreing on every drive

    __
    More like on each other, in the locker room.

  44. bozosforall says: Feb 3, 2012 3:45 PM

    patpatriot7 says:
    Feb 3, 2012 9:35 AM
    Ask and ye shall receive.

    MW. You actually make a cogent statement and did it in a reasonable manner. Result, you received an intelligent response from kya_tropic_fan.
    ___
    You talking about THIS “intelligent response”?

    kya_tropic_fan says:
    Feb 3, 2012 8:41 AM
    I wonder which player is going to be the go to guy on faking injuries, wouldnt want to see a replay of this in the biggest game of the year….LMFAO

    Yeah, I can see how deluded you New England morons have become in the last decade. Real intelligent…not.

  45. rahavort says: Feb 3, 2012 5:59 PM

    Silly Giants fans. Running your mouths about how unintelligent Pats fans supposedly are…all the trash talk is just proving you’re scared of the outcome of this game. Whatsamatter, nothing else to talk about? That’s right, because Gronk is going to run right through any Giants player and I can’t wait to see it all happen.

  46. richwizl says: Feb 3, 2012 7:35 PM

    In 07 a 10-6 Giants team beat a much better 16-0 Patriots team. This week, a 9-7 Giants team attempts to repeat the feat by beating a 13-3 Patriots team. I just don’t see it happening again.
    Patriots 31, Giants 24

  47. kingcarlbanks says: Feb 3, 2012 8:26 PM

    Its gonna be real quiet Sunday night with all the Pats fans being too distraught to say anything. New England’s suicide prevention line is going to be putting in overtime. Its funny how scared they are already. Quick to put a thumbs down on any comment that gives the Giants any kind of chance in this game. The Giants have beaten a 15-1 and 13-3 team in two weeks on the road. Pats are far from invincible contrary to your beliefs. You aren’t facing Tim “Sideshow” Tebow or the offensively challenged Ravens. So enjoy the Madonna half time show Pats fans, its going to be the highlight of your night. Now start with the thumbs down haters.

  48. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 4, 2012 1:27 AM

    dyims says:
    Feb 3, 2012 8:52 AM
    The only pathetic bunch are those posters who rag on and belittle anything a Pats fan says that is a positive statement for their team. One of the most pathetic on this site is the one that thinks he is the smartest and wittiest (in his/her feeble mind only) the one and most useless Mr. Wright, by the way you misspell your last name, WRONG is the correct way you should be typing it. And I have been a Pats fan since 1960 Mr. Wrong.
    ————–

    So you’re going on 60 years old with this VERY CREATIVE “Mr. Wrong” nonsense, when I said I respected those of you who have been fans this long.

    Either you are in the end stages of dementia or you’re lying about the duration of your fandom. Either way, this does not reflect well upon you.

  49. schoolyardblitz says: Feb 5, 2012 1:08 PM

    Why does this clown get so much press? He has a grand total of 35 yards rushing in the last two games on 14 carries. He is basically Bradshaw’s ball boy but gets headlines. I guess because he is an a-hole.
    This is the guy who came at a coach and then tried to say the coach came at him. Nice.
    Stay classy a-hole, and enjoy your last NYG game.

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