Sunday, November 17, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: New York Giants
By Dan Graziano
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Observed in the locker room following the New York Giants' 27-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers:
The second "P" stands for "prescient": Justin Tuck interrupted Jason Pierre-Paul's postgame news conference to inform reporters that Pierre-Paul had predicted his game-clinching interception in the huddle prior to the play. Pierre-Paul said he saw the Packers' formation, figured out that they were running a screen pass to his side, and jumped at the line to get both hands on a pass he knew was coming. He returned the interception 24 yards for a touchdown that set the final score at 27-13. "I told him I'd only seen one other guy make that play, and it was another No. 90," said linebacker Jon Beason, referring to his former Carolina Panthers teammate, Julius Peppers.
Team game: Running back Andre Brown said he didn't care that Brandon Jacobs vultured his goal-line touchdown because he [Brown] did the same thing many times last year to Ahmad Bradshaw. "As long as we get the score and B.J. keeps the pile moving, it's all good."
Aw, shucks: Told that his teammates gave him credit for the in-season turnaround of the defense, Beason grinned and said, "Well, they're nice guys."