New Jets tackle Breno Giacomini met the media on a conference call on Friday and the subject of his childhood rooting interests came up at one point.
Giacomini grew up outside Boston and first said that he was a football fan before copping to being a big Patriots and Drew Bledsoe fan while growing up. Bledsoe is long gone, though, and Giacomini went on to say that he’s not harboring any warm feelings for his successor at quarterback Tom Brady or the rest of the current Patriots.
Giacomini said he hoped to “bring a little nastiness” to the games by playing like an offensive lineman “should” to the Jets offense. He also looked forward to enjoying the fruits of a victory over the team that the Jets are trying to take down in the AFC East.
“Maybe after the game will be a lot better,” Giacomini said, via NJ.com. “I can tell my friends and family that are all Patriots fans to go kick some rocks. It’ll definitely be fun after we win.”
Using when instead of if might upset some coaches, but we’re guessing Rex Ryan won’t mind even if he’s toned down his own proclamations in the last couple of years.