“I’d rather face (Jeff) Bagwell and (Craig) Biggio than Piazza,” Mazzone told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Thursday afternoon.
“Whatever I can do to help this team and to keep this team together, and help us to build an even better team, I’m willing to do. I’m a team guy, a team player.”
Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson thinks the Pro Bowl voters made a mistake by snubbing him for this year’s game: “I should be playing in it.”
“You want to come back and prove to yourself and your teammates and your organization that you’re committed, and that I can play at the high level that I’ve been playing at in the past,” Manning told Joe & Evan.
Eli Manning and Antrel Rolle won’t make excuses for the Giants failing to make the playoffs this season. But they do like the fact that the team is playing hard with nothing to play for.
“Honestly, they were (my first choice),” Beltran told Joe & Evan. “They were there, but at the same time they couldn’t do anything about it. The Yankees were going through a salary cap (issue).”
“I’ve gotta see more from Matt Harvey. I think he even thinks of himself as, like, the king of the city here right now. He’s gotta do a lot more before I can look at him that way.”
As far as Antrel Rolle is concerned, the Giants’ disappointing 2013 season has not been about messages not getting through, locker room strife or divisiveness, the things the media love to point to first.
“We don’t want to see a cold Super Bowl,” the four-time Super Bowl champion told the radio duo. “We don’t want to see what we saw in Philadelphia (this past weekend). What good can come from that?”
“To be honest with you, I don’t care,” the captain told WFAN radio. “Whoever wins, wins. Whoever wins, they deserve to win. To me, to be honest with you, I don’t care who is the better of the two.”
The last time the Jets won consecutive games was just a shade over a year ago. If they want to keep their playoff hopes alive they will almost certainly have to do it again, for starters.
Rex Ryan’s job security has been on a roller-coaster ride. Well, that’s the assumption. Only Woody Johnson knows the truth. However, conventional wisdom suggests Ryan’s job will be on the line over the final four games of the regular season.
Antrel Rolle told “Joe and Evan” that teammate Justin Tuck “had the eye of the tiger” in Sunday’s victory over the Redskins.
“Things are not gonna work out in your favor all the time. That doesn’t mean that you hang your head low. You gotta go out there, and you get better. You play football, you play with pride.”
Muhammad Wilkerson said Tuesday that his defense, as good as it has been this season, could be doing more to help out beleaguered Geno Smith.