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Giants' Gilbride takes a shot at Justin Smith

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08:03 AM ET 10.12 | As the weekend approached, Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride turned up the dial on Giants-Niners animus. [Gilbride] accused 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith of using illegal tactics in becoming such a pest to the Giants and other clubs. "Smith is a beast on the inside, he's strong, he does as good a job of grabbing a hold of offensive linemen and allowing those twists to take place," Gilbride told New York media in a transcript provided by the Giants. "He never gets called for it so he gets away with murder. That, in conjunction with the ability level they have, makes them as formidable as anybody we go against, and we go against some pretty good ones in Dallas' and Philadelphia's."

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October 12, 2012  08:09 AM ET

I'm sure Buddy Ryan would like to take another shot at Gilbride.

October 12, 2012  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'm sure Buddy Ryan would like to take another shot at Gilbride.

plenty of people would like to shoot Buddy!!!

October 12, 2012  08:13 AM ET

"That, in conjunction with the ability level they have, makes them as formidable as anybody we go against, and we go against some pretty good ones in Dallas' and Philadelphia's."


Thanks for trying to make me feel better... but it didn't work.

October 12, 2012  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

plenty of people would like to shoot Buddy!!!

And a few other Ryans while they're at it.

October 12, 2012  08:23 AM ET

I don't know if I'd be tugging on Superman's cape right now and calling out individual 49'ers like that. Hope Eli buckles it up tight this week, Kevin just signed him up for a whuppin.

October 12, 2012  08:48 AM ET

I'm expecting a huge game now from Smith.

October 12, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Teams the Giants don't mind seeing at all........the Packers, 49ers and Pats......hell, I wish they were the only ones on our schedule.

October 12, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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I don't know if I'd be tugging on Superman's cape right now and calling out individual 49'ers like that. Hope Eli buckles it up tight this week, Kevin just signed him up for a whuppin.

And you especially don't say it just before you go into another teams stadium. Gilbride must spend his spare time standing in the middle of a freeway begging for cars to hit him.

October 12, 2012  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'm sure Buddy Ryan would like to take another shot at Gilbride.

Haaa----his son's are equal Knuckleheads...Kevin will be plenty pezzed if the Niners whup the NYG by 15 or more....Conspiracy will begin against Harbaugh....

October 12, 2012  10:29 AM ET

Wow! That was a stupid thing to say..

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October 12, 2012  11:00 AM ET

What could he be thinking? Other than trying to bias the refs against Smith and maybe get a call or two during the game, not much.

October 12, 2012  11:32 AM ET
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What could he be thinking? Other than trying to bias the refs against Smith and maybe get a call or two during the game, not much.

If that's what he's after, it may be a good strategy.

October 12, 2012  12:00 PM ET

Already making excuses... I like how prepared the Giants are this week losing to the 49ers!

October 12, 2012  12:28 PM ET
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Teams the Giants don't mind seeing at all........the Packers, 49ers and Pats......hell, I wish they were the only ones on our schedule.

How are the Giants doing in their division ?

October 12, 2012  12:40 PM ET
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What could he be thinking? Other than trying to bias the refs against Smith and maybe get a call or two during the game, not much.

Yes--not so much bias the officials, but direct their attention. If they spend the game watching Justin Smith to see if he is doing anything wrong, they won't be calling the game, they will just be calling Justin Simth. And the Giants will get away with more. It's a good strategy if you think the ref's are not very bright.

October 12, 2012  02:12 PM ET
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How are the Giants doing in their division ?

After two division games? What a joke. How's this - when's the last time Eagles won it all? That's about as insightful as asking how they're doing in the division.

October 12, 2012  02:20 PM ET

Problem is most of the refs are considerably smarter than Kevin Gilbride

October 12, 2012  03:01 PM ET
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Problem is most of the refs are considerably smarter than Kevin Gilbride

He forgot the real refs were back.

 
October 12, 2012  03:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

He forgot the real refs were back.

Yeah, I have a hard time seeing Hochuli falling for this.

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