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Defending champs fly comfortably under radar

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Usually, the defending Super Bowl champion has a giant target on its back.  This year, the New York Giants are largely an afterthought.

And that’s likely just fine with the Giants.

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14 Responses to “Defending champs fly comfortably under radar”
  1. negritochulo says: Aug 18, 2012 5:25 PM

    Just the way we like it.

  2. trseann says: Aug 18, 2012 5:25 PM

    Are they really flying under the radar since every where I look people are talking about them flying under the radar?

  3. saintsfan26 says: Aug 18, 2012 5:26 PM

    The reason they fly under the radar is because nobody really fears the Giants. Everybody knows they are a mediocre team who got lucky. They were lucky to even make the playoffs last year. They dont scare anybody.

  4. Giantspunk213 says: Aug 18, 2012 5:28 PM

    Just keepin it business as usual, no headaches or drama, just learning the playbook and getting better as a team.

  5. floriosfuglykid says: Aug 18, 2012 5:44 PM

    Yes, but tonight is the Jets Superbowl. The coverage will be intense as the Jets bust their butts to win a pre-season game.

  6. drewfl says: Aug 18, 2012 5:52 PM

    Because we see what offseason hype gets you: Zero Super bowl wins in the Eagles case, and only one playoff win in almost 20 years if you’re the Cowboys.

  7. thehouseofho says: Aug 18, 2012 6:14 PM

    saintsfan26 says:
    Aug 18, 2012 5:26 PM
    The reason they fly under the radar is because nobody really fears the Giants. Everybody knows they are a mediocre team who got lucky. They were lucky to even make the playoffs last year. They dont scare anybody.
    So they got lucky 6 games in a row? How does winning your division mean you’re lucky to make the playoffs?

  8. blueballzny says: Aug 18, 2012 6:37 PM

    Hey trseann:

    I’m pretty sure that Matt Ryan, Tony Romo, Tom Brady and a host of other QBs are fearing having to play against the Giants.

    How many SB trophies does your team have in the last 25 years, becauae the Giants have 4. Until ypur team catches up with us, do us all a favor and pipe down.

  9. jaysam23 says: Aug 18, 2012 6:38 PM

    They were under the radar their two previous Super Bowl seasons and I think thats perfectly fine with them. In a league filled with flashy numbers and underperforming defenses the New York Giants simply say when its time to get it done we show up and get it done. Eli Manning is a solidified top 5 quarterback with a knack for the dramatic moments and 4th quarter comebacks with a defense that thrives on pressuring and getting to the quarterback and that wins ball games. I will say that the of all the pressure teams this season who get hyped up and touted the media, maybe the Packers or Patriots will actually live up to it. Brady, Brees and Rodgers are not slouches either but their defenses cant be slouchy this season.

    Every Super Bowl team in recent memory had a great quarterback when he needed to be and a stingy, ballhawking or veracious defense, 2006 Colts (Bob Sanders comes back and the defense got it together for their playoff run) 2007 Giants (that front four got to Brady in the Super Bowl) 2008 Steelers (remember that AFC Championship game and the play Polamalu made with the interception) 2009 Saints (ballhawking defense led be Vilma and Sharper with garnered a lot of turnovers and put pressure on the quarterback) 2010 Packers (ballhawking and intelligent defense, Charles Woodson’s impact and Clay Matthews play in the Super Bowl) 2011 Giants (the front four strikes again and the emergence of Jason Pierre-Paul)

  10. taintedlombardis says: Aug 18, 2012 6:48 PM

    They fly under the radar because they are the worst super bowl team of all time. I

  11. touchdownroddywhite says: Aug 18, 2012 6:59 PM

    They haven’t been news worthy. No big FA splash. No Osi-drama. No motorcycle wrecks, nobody has shot themselves, etc. Once the wins pile up, they’ll be under the hot light again.

  12. negritochulo says: Aug 18, 2012 7:33 PM

    Don’t you love Saints fans? Crowing for the past 2-3 years… now everything looks suspect and they are actually the least worthy Super Bowl “winner” in the past 30 years.

    Talking trash about the Giants. HILARIOUS.

  13. 49erstim says: Aug 18, 2012 7:41 PM

    They aren’t flying under the radar of football fans, just the drama-driven media machine. I respect the champs. Solid team up and down the roster. We’ve got quite a few haters with their “lucky” talk. Get over it folks.

  14. dirtysouthironmen says: Aug 18, 2012 8:13 PM

    It is not as much as flying under the radar but ESPN and national sports media know of only two teams in the NFL. The Tebow Jets and The Manning Broncos.

    I guess most of them don’t know there are 30 other teams in the NFL.

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