Philadelphia may be the City of Brotherly Love, but there will be no love lost this Sunday when the Giants come to town for the home opener.
"There's nothing friendly between the Eagles and the Giants. We're looking forward to it," wide receiver Jeremy Maclin said Wednesday. "We're going to get all the preparation we need this week to go out there and get the 'W' on Sunday."
Maclin was a clutch player for the Eagles in their last meeting with the Giants as he caught seven passes for 59 yards and scored two touchdowns, including the one that tied the game. Of course, that was before DeSean Jackson's game-winning, walk-off punt return touchdown.
It was the sixth straight win for the Eagles in this series, including playoffs. Giants safety Antrel Rolle tried to get his teammates fired up when he told radio station WFAN in New York City that he wanted to cover Jackson because he's covered him one-on-one before and that he could "handle it again."
Confident, Maclin didn't have a problem responding.
"He's just talking. A lot of times when people talk they're either insecure or they're scared so you guys choose," said Maclin, who is coming off a career game last Sunday against Atlanta. "It's a new year. We understand that we have to go out there and play. On the other hand, they have no business talking because they haven't done anything in the last six times. That speaks for itself."
Needless to say Rolle's words were just words to Maclin.
"I don't know what he's trying to do, but he's not going to intimidate, not going to scare nobody in this locker room," Maclin said. "It may have some effect but in reality it shouldn't carry over at all,"
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