Mac Attack 2/10/12: New York Giants defensive lineman, and Super Bowl Champion Chris Canty calls in to talk about what it’s like to win the big game, Gronk’s ankle, and whether or not Coach Coughlin really has changed.
Canty was thrilled with seeing Bradshaw’s butt come down in the endzone with just under a minute to play in the Super Bowl, and actually found himself able to breathe a sigh of relief that it was a touchdown, not a field goal, on the board.
“I’m glad he scored the touchdown. I don’t want to leave anything to chance…leave it to the defense to put the stop on the ball…if we can’t stop a team from going 80 yards to score a touchdown, we don’t deserve to be World Champions.”
Canty saw the touchdown as a chance to face off against Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady once more, shut him down and prove that this was a team deserving of their second stolen win from the Pats in five years.
“We had a tremendous opportunity to tee off on [Tom Brady], knowing he had to throw the football…it took us the whole first half to wake up [defensively]…we had to make some adjustments at halftime.”
He said the team owes a lot of their success, and Super Bowl victory, to quarterback Eli Manning. He described him as a clutch player, stating that he won several games for them.
“He is a tremendous football player…he set the record for the most fourth quarter touchdowns…[at the end of the game, I knew] if we can get him the ball back, [Eli] can go out and win this for us…if we take care of number 10, he’ll take care of us.”
Canty is thrilled to have his first Super Bowl ring, and cannot wait to wear it around-no matter how grandiose it may be.
“I will wear [my Super Bowl ring] to the grocery store…I hope they make it as flashy and gaudy as possible so you can see it a long way off…I’m looking forward to getting [that ring].”