Friday, January 18, 2008
Packers vs Giants
There has been a lot of media attention on several story lines this week in Green Bay. Well hit on a few of them:
Word on the street is the Giants are a "dirty" team. They talk a lot of trash and try to get in their opponents heads, occasionally throwing some cheap shots in. The refs typically do not see the initial hit, and end of flagging the guy who retaliates. McCarthy has already warned his team about this and lets hope the Pack can keep their cool. They had 2 15 yard penalties in week 2 against the Giants for "retaliation".
There's also talk about the Giants Center Shaun O'Hara cheap shot on Aaron Kampman. O'Hara doesn't think his hit to the back of Kampman's knees was dirty but the Pack thought otherwise. Keep on eye on O'Hara!!!
Packers RB Ryan Grant has gotten a lot of media attention this week. Because of his great game against Seattle, but most of all because Grant was traded to the Packers from the Giants early in the season for a 6th round pick. Grant spent 2005 on the Giants practice squad and all of 2006 on IR with a lacerated hand. Grant a NJ native is also a groomsman for Giants DE Justin Tuck. Tuck has 10 sacks this year and is part of the Giants rotation at DE. Tuck and Grant were former teammates at Notre Dame, but Tuck said he might have to reconsider having Grant in his wedding....all in fun of course.
Of course there's the story of Favre and Strahan. Strahan got his record setting sack against Favre a few years ago and Brett seemed to just lay down and let Strahan get the sack. They are friends, but Strahan has seemed irritated this week about Favre's overall greatness and love affair for the future HOF QB.