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Giants' Defense Dedicates Dominant Performance to Memory of Sean Taylor

posted Nov 30, 2008, 6:38 AM by Steven Seagal   [ updated Feb 15, 2009, 12:49 PM ]
The Giants defense turned in another dominant performance this week against Jason Campbell and the Washington Redskins on Sunday, allowing just 7 points and 92 yards on the ground.  The Redskins opened the game by inducting the late Sean Taylor, who was murdered while attempting to defend his home from burglars roughly one year ago, into the Redskins' Ring of Fame.  "I'm always thinking about murder during games, but it was much easier  to focus on it today," said Justin Tuck, who was credited with 2 sacks and 6 tackles, one of which on a 4 and 1 rush with 9:32 left in the game with the score 20-7 to effectively end any threat of a Washington comeback.  The Giants kicked a field goal on the subsequent possession to cap off a 23-7 victory.

"We're always trying to murder the opposition," according to Mathias Kiwanuka, "and the pre-game celebration of their own fragility just made [the Redskins] seem that much more vulnerable."  The sentiment was echoed by most of the Giants' defense.  "I'd just like to say that I respect the hell out of Sean Taylor," said Antonio Pierce, who went on to add "but it's clear that he was part of a soft team like these [Redskins].  A Giant never would have gone out like that."

Eli Manning, who threw for 305 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, said of the Redskins' effort, "They played us hard and didn't give us much on the ground, but in the end, just like Sean, they were murdered at home."