It’s well-established by now that the Giants play their best when they have their backs to the wall, when no one believes in them, when they are teetering on the verge disaster.
Now, though, they have a new problem: Prosperity.
The Giants are 5-2, are considered to be among the best teams in the NFL, have a quarterback who is in MVP chatter, a star receiver who everyone (but the Giants as of right now) wants to make a multi-millionaire, and, if they beat the Cowboys on Sunday, will have a stranglehold on the NFC East.
“We try not to listen to that,” Justin Tuck said on Wednesday.
It’s going to be hard to ignore if the Giants win on Sunday. But Tuck said he’s not concerned about dealing with too much success.
“Even when we have faltered we have figured a way to get ourselves on the right track,” he said. “Eli was at the podium last year after we won the Super Bowl and said: ‘We like to make things tough.’ Hopefully, we won’t. Hopefully, we’ll continue to win football games like we have and not hit that November doom like we have in years past. It just seems like this team figures a way to right the ship at the right time, Hopefully, we won’t put ourselves in that position and we keep playing at a high level like we are right now.”
Still, Tuck said, he’s ignoring as much of the praise as he can.
“You’ll probably see me not sending anything on Twitter or anything like that,” he said in an attempt to avoid social media. “If you come to my house and you’ll notice my TV is never on any news channel or SportsCenter or things like this because I don’t want to hear that nonsense.”