"There is no one pulling for us but us, the guys right here in this room...we know damn well the press has been against us forever so they're not pulling for us...we're going to do it for us." - Lee Roy Jordan, 1970
Ok this will be short and sweet. I'm tired of hearing about all the holes real and imagined on our team. Tired of hearing the sports writers pick the Eagles to win the NFC East damn near every season since Vick became their starter and starting his run of perrenial injuries. Tired of Andy Reid being called a genius when until last year he refused to run the damn ball and in recent seasons hasn't drafted a linebacker worth a flip.
I'm tired of hearing about how much better Eli is than Romo. Tired of hearing about the Giants fearsome foursome and wanting to see Murray and Felix make them give chase like back in 2010 along with making their linebackers look silly (another weakness ready to be exposed by the return of Witten, No. 89 smacking guys around like Ditka, and even James Hanna torching Rivers in single coverage). Tired of nobody smacking Victor Cruz around at the line -- ready for Carr to manhandle him and then pick it off when Eli thinks his salsa dancer has a step.
It's time to expose our rivals holes. It's time to run it down the throats of the Wide 9. Time to make Andy regret going so cheap at linebacker in so many drafts. Time to make the Giants pay for starting a guy off the Redskins rejects pile at right or left tackle, wherever Locklear will start. Time for Eli to get happy feet when he realizes he can't simply unload the ball on T. New's man and Locklear can't protect his edge. Time for Eli to not have a nice pristine pocket and instead see Crawford and Hatcher in his face. Time to make Eli eat some dirt. Time for us to hear about the Giants o-line getting old. Time to make the haters stand up and notice that we finally smacked a winning team, the defending Super Bowl champions no less, right in the mouth in their house with the whole country watching.
We are the underdogs. We've lost 6 of our last 8 against these guys, including two games we had no business losing in the Cowboys Stadium opener and Game 1 of last year when we torched these guys. It's time to show a guy claimed off the Jacksonville Jaguars rejects pile is not better than Aaron Ross. It's time to expose our opponents weaknesses and for us to be the more physical team. It's time for us to play the underdog, us against the world card. Because this time it happens to be true.