The Giants are sounding confident three days before they square off with the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
As a player, when you get to the Super Bowl, the last thing you want to do is make a prediction or say something that’ll give the other team some bulletin board material, but Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty may have done just that when he said a few days ago that he thinks the Giants will have a parade back in the city.
“Tom Brady made a comment at the pep rally before the team left Foxborough that they were confident and they were looking forward to more people at their celebration upon their arrival back from Indianapolis. Obviously they’re a confident group, it just is what it is. They’ve earned the right to be confident, they’ve earned the right to play in this football game, and we believe we can win,” said Canty.
“I think the players have a pretty good idea of what we expect of them and anything that is, we try to frown on anything that becomes bulletin board material, but I think for the most part they’ve done an outstanding job,” said Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.
After the Giants beat the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the playoffs, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul guaranteed a victory the following week in Green Bay, and the Giants did indeed beat the Packers.
When asked to give a prediction about Sunday’s game, Pierre-Paul said “no way, it’s the Super Bowl.”