Justin Tuck Throws Down the Gauntlet

It’s never too early to make bold predictions about the upcoming 2009 season. A friend of mine, who is unfortunately a Giants fan, emailed me this article from the NY Post. Justin Tuck – who is one scary looking dude – declared the G-Men “the team to beat.”

I never know what to think when players make statements like this in March. Does every other team in the NFL cut this out and use it as motivation to prove Tuck wrong? Or do they just blow it off as “who cares” off-season talk? I’d put my money on the latter. Hopefully, players (especially the Eagles) are too busy getting themselves ready for 2009 to take notice.

Interesting to note. Here’s what Eli Manning said about which team is the team to beat:

“I assume Pittsburgh is probably the team to beat,” he said. “In the NFC, there are a lot of good teams. We just have to do our job. It doesn’t really matter if you’re the team to beat or not.”

Those Mannings know how to be diplomatic, eh? Normally, I would have ignored this story entirely, but it’s a slow news day in Eagles Nation. The Draft is 38 days away. Tick… tick… tick….

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