WR Mario Manningham Transcript

Posted Jul 31, 2011

See what WR Mario Manningham had to say to the media this afternoon.

Q: How do you feel about you and Hakeem Nicks as a one-two punch?

A: You put us in a position to make plays and we make them. It is no pressure to it. This is what we do, we play wide receiver so we are used to it. Because you hear all this stuff, it doesn’t make a difference what people have to say. We have a different spark to us. We talk all the time. We don’t care if they ever talk about us, as long as we win on Sundays, that’s all that matters and for us to do our jobs. 

Q: How do you feel about going up against the Philadelphia Eagles?

A: I feel like we can match up with anybody, I am not going to down talk our receivers. We go against the best every week, Sunday in and Sunday out. I am not about to say they have a three-headed monster or give them all the props in the world and they haven’t even played a game yet. They are good, they are athletes and they are in the NFL. We go out and do what we have to do and we will see when we play them.

Q: Can you talk about your emergence towards the end of last year?

A: Just reading the coverages and knowing what we can do and how the corner is going to play. Knowing what they are going to do on what downs and what coverages they are going to throw at us.

Q: How do you feel about Plaxico Burress?

A: It wouldn’t be right if nobody said anything about him so we are just going to take it how it is. Me, Hakeem (Nicks), and Steve (Smith) held it down while he wasn’t here. I don’t know. That is up to you all to figure that out, if we did good or not.

Q: Have the wide receivers talked about Plaxico Burress?

A: We haven’t talked about him. That’s not up to us if he comes in or not. It is not up to us, we can only control what we can control.