Requested Friday, Dec. 1, how the 2 groups stack up, Joseph did not hesitate.
“This workforce is best,” Joseph stated. “It is a totally different staff, a youthful workforce and we’re hungry and we would like a hoop and need to simply maintain profitable one recreation at a time and simply maintain doing our job and simply maintain proving to everyone that we’re an excellent workforce.”
The Giants in 2011 went simply 9-7 in profitable the NFC East earlier than getting scorching within the playoffs and profitable 4 straight video games, together with 21-17 over New England in Tremendous Bowl XLVI. The Vikings are 9-2 and have gained seven straight getting into their recreation Sunday, Dec. three, at Atlanta.
When informed about Joseph saying the Vikings are higher than these Tremendous Bowl-profitable Giants, linebacker Anthony Barr wasn’t stunned.
“He higher say that,” Barr stated. “I do not know what else he would say. If he stated we have been worse than them, he’d want to seek out elsewhere to go. He will experience with us for positive.”
Joseph performed for the Giants from 2010-thirteen. The quarterback throughout his tenure was Eli Manning, who has gained two Tremendous Bowls with the Giants earlier than being benched this week, ending his streak of 210 straight video games began.
“It is unhappy to see,” Joseph stated concerning the transfer. “Eli is a superb participant, and he made numerous performs and gave the Giants loads of wins, and I hate to see it. However that is life, man. It truly is life. It occurs to all of us.”
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had thought-about earlier than the season giving up defensive play calling to coordinator George Edwards to concentrate on a extra general administration of video games. That did not occur, and Barr is not positive if Zimmer ever will surrender calling performs.
“I feel he likes doing it,” Barr stated. “He is been doing it for a very long time. He simply in all probability feels extra into the sport and in additional management, so I do not assume it should change.”
Barr has been sporting the defensive headset repeatedly since 2015. He stated nothing actually has modified this season with Zimmer giving him the play calls.
“He will get his couple seconds of calling the play and I’ve received to relay that as fast as potential to the blokes,” Barr stated. “It is fairly comparable.”
Thielen and Moss
Extensive receiver Adam Thielen typically has talked about idolizing Randy Moss whereas rising up. He had an opportunity this week to inform the previous Vikings star that in individual.
Thielen sat down at Winter Park for an interview with Moss, an ESPN analyst. It can air on “Sunday NFL Countdown.”
“It was cool,” stated Thielen, a local of Detroit Lakes, Minn. “He was completely a man who just about obtained me eager to play the…