So all this talk that the Giants aren’t thinking about their rivalry with the Jets as they prepare for the Jets?
It’s all just talk.
From the moment the Giants walked off the field after Sunday’s loss to Washington, they’ve done everything possible to downplay the next big game on their schedule, Sunday’s showdown with the crosstown rival (yes, rival) Jets. But that’s all your typical deflection, said ex-Giants guard Chris Snee.
The Giants hate the Jets. That’s just the way it is.
“When I played, it was the NFC East rivals, and then the Jets were there after that,” Snee told the News. “I wanted the NFC East teams to lose all the time and I wanted the Jets to lose all the time. I know that’s how the locker room was when I was there.”
“We weren’t rooting for the Jets to win when they weren’t playing the Giants. That’s how the locker room was when I was there.”
Snee, who retired before last season, added that New York is the Giants’ town, echoing what Lawrence Taylor told the News on Monday. That’s what happens when one team wins Super Bowls and the other team, despite Rex Ryan’s boasts and several AFC title game appearances, never even makes it to the Super Bowl.
Chris Snee says he always wanted the Jets to lose during his time with the Giants.
“In college, I always thought of this area as New York’s team,” he said. “You know, the Giants, and then there was this other team, the Jets.
“It is a Giants’ town. Not taking away from the football team they (the Jets) have, but for those guys in that locker room who are honest and understand the situation, they know they have to win something. Anyone can come out and say it’s their town, but they know the Giants have won the Super Bowls recently.”
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