Being that I live in NYC I don’t get the chance to hear other cities sports talk/analysis on their respective teams wins and losses, but I can say that in NYC during the football season it’s the same BS day in and day out. When the NY Giants win, fans can’t stop talking about how unstoppable this team is or what they would do differently to improve. And when the Giants lose, it’s now a common thing for former Giants who are now in the media to lay down some harsh criticism on the team. To be honest I don’t have a problem with former Giants critiquing the squad; at times they add a unique perspective as they have been there and done that. Over the years Giants fans have watched Tiki Barber (not these days), Michael Strahan and now Antonio Pierce give their insight. As we all know not just any former player can criticize their old team, Tiki Barber learned that the hard way.
For the most part Strahan and Pierce have been able to level some of the harshest criticism towards the Giants, and after losing to the Seahawks this past Sunday we all knew someone would have something to say. This time around that someone was Pierce….
“To me if you don’t have an injury that needs surgery, or that’s severe, you need to be out there,”
“I don’t really know and I don’t want to question guys but if you are one of the leaders on the team, which Brandon Jacobs and Justin Tuck are, and you say you know what, the Seattle Seahawks, maybe we don’t need to play this game and you miss out, that is what’s going to come back to bite you in the tail.”
In my opinion Pierce is out of line in questioning the injuries of Justin Tuck and Brandon Jacobs; both players have played with injured in the past so I don’t see how you can challenge them. Especially Tuck’s injury, Pierce should know better since a neck injury ended his career with the Giants. I don’t mind questioning if the team was prepared or not, or even questioning effort… Injuries is a different story because you just don’t know, neither player has done anything in their careers where you should challenge how tough they are.
Then on top of that Pierce accuses Tuck and Jacobs of skipping on the Seahawks game because they overlooked Seattle; but hey it’s all good because Pierce states he really doesn’t know if that is true or not and that he doesn’t “question guys”.
If you gonna step up and call people out, go all the way with it! Don’t speculate and pussy foot around it, that’s wack! Give your former teammates the common courtesy and hit them up before trying to splash on sports talk radio!!
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!