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Umenyiora and Matt Light are not great friends

Posted on: January 28, 2012 3:05 pm
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O. Umenyiora apparently has a problem with M. Light (Getty).

By Josh Katzowitz

Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora is not such a big fan of Patriots left tackle Matt Light.

"I don't know what it is that he does, but it's something that he's doing that really gets under my skin," Umenyiora said, via CSNNE.com. "Because I'm not that type of guy, you know what I mean? He's probably the only person I've ever fought on a football field."

Three times, in fact, the two have squared off on the football field, including the Super Bowl four years ago, and Giants defensive end Justin Tuck likes to needle Umenyiora by saying Light is undefeated against him.

When Patriots guard Brian Waters heard Umenyiora’s analysis about Light, he let out a chuckle. Is Matt Light -- and his teammates -- playing mindgames with the Giants?

“There is a little bit of that but for the most part, it’s a physical game,” Waters said, via the AP. “The mental part is making sure you know who you’re blocking from play to play. For them, they have their own assignments that they have to be accountable to. That’s probably the strongest mental part. All the other itty-bitty games that are played during the course of a game, there’s definitely going to be some of that gamesmanship at some point.”

As for Umenyiora’s plans in the Super Bowl?

"I think [Light is] more important to his team than I am to mine right now," he said, "so if we can both fight, we both get kicked out and [Jean-Pierre Paul] and Tuck will have a field day."

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RonBoss2
Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:51 pm
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Since: Sep 23, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2012 9:24 pm
 

Umenyiora and Matt Light are not great friends

Great idea, UmenYiora. If you can't beat the guy, bait him into a fight, get both of you ejected, and make life easier on your teammates. Outstanding plan, loser.

 



tomebrady08
Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2012 6:49 pm
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Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2012 3:43 pm
 

Umenyiora and Matt Light are not great friends

you kinda hit it on the head. is he retarded or something?



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Posted on: January 28, 2012 3:35 pm
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Since: Apr 2, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2012 3:24 pm
 

Umenyiora and Matt Light are not great friends

Osi is an idiot. The last thing you want to do before a game like this is let your opponent know that you are getting under his skin. Also, way to put a big bullseye on your back for the refs to look at. If Osi gets into any kind of altercation the refs will assume he started it. He pretty much said he wants to get in a fight to get the other player kicked out.


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