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RE: Being included in conversation of all-time great Giants defensive players…
A: If I can be in that conversation, sure I would love that. No question. But that's not why you play the game. I never said to myself… L.T. and Michael Strahan – I want to be in that category. I always say I want to go out on the football field and win football games. You never allow yourself to even think about that fact because to me, those guys are like football guys and I'm kind of like a peasant.

Q: Do you think legacies are defined solely by championships?
A: Not solely. I think that boosts it. That definitely gives it a huge boost. I don't think it's solely.

Q: Was it good seeing Terrell back?
A: Absolutely.

Q: There was a quote from Clay Matthews. He said, "We picked the most inopportune time to play our worst ball. The fact is – the Giants didn't beat us, we beat ourselves. We need to play our best ball when it counts. This year, I expect us to be right back where we should be." Do you have any reactions on it?
A: Thank you for giving us the game, Clay. I appreciate it a lot.

Q: Do you find this comical that people keep making those kinds of comments?
A: Who cares? I don't find it comical. I find it somewhat depressing. At the end of the day, you play games one by one. We lost games last year where as… Lucky for us we got the opportunity to play the next week. He's right, though. You've got to play your best ball at the right time. Did they play their best ball? I don't know. But we won the football game and I don't think they gave us anything. They fumbled the ball. I think it was us that stripped it out. When we sacked them, I think it was us who beat that O-Linemen and got to Rodgers. So I don't think they 'ole'd' everything and gave us the game. I think they were trying to win the game. It's football. It's a funny game. That's why talk is cheap. Play the game. We'll see Green Bay again this year. We'll see who lays down that week.

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