On Monday, as chronicled in Moving the Chains, the Giants' Osi Umenyiora was quoted in New York as saying that, yeah, yeah, the Eagles beat the Giants in the playoffs last year, but, "I wasn't playing and I saw the way it ended. It was a team we should have beat and it was a team that, if the opportunity arises again, we will beat."
On Tuesday, Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson replied.
"I had a chance to see him this off-season, hanging out with him a little bit," Jackson said. "He was, 'You know, I wasn't playing,' this and that. He's a very competitive guy. He's a great player. I don't take anything away from him. It's just unfortunate that he got hurt last year and wasn't able to play.
"But with him or without him, we are confident in ourselves. One player can't determine if they win or lose. As everybody knows, it's a team. You'll never know what would happen if he was there or if he wasn't there. All I know is that we got the victory and that's what I'm going to go off of. We've just got to get another two this year, or however many we play them...We went in their house and beat them twice. We understand what it takes."