Manning Says Giants Ramping Up IntensitySeptember 12th, 2012
The man Bucs fans hope Gerald McCoy will toss around like a ragdoll Sunday, Eli Manning, took to the WFAN-AM New York sports radio airwaves yesterday and referenced multiple times how the Giants need to jack up their intensity for the Bucs.
Manning made it clear that the Super Bowl champs lost their edge in their home opener.
“It was a wakeup call, and we kind of got used to winning,” Manning said of the Giants’ opening-night loss to Dallas. “We got to get back to the way we worked late in the season last year. Just our intensity, the way we came out and practiced each week. And so it’s about getting into that rhythm, and hopefully we’ll get back into it this week.”
One could say the Bucs are catching the Giants at the wrong time, an angry, re-focused team desperate for a win at home. Or one could say the Bucs get the Giants at the just the right time. Tampa Bay is healthy and New York is still finding its footing and might have had their confidence shaken a bit in Week 1.
Regardless, Joe expects an extraordinarily physical football game Sunday, a great measuring stick for the New Schiano Order.