“I consider myself in that class.” Manning was quoted as saying. “Tom Brady is a great quarterback. He’s a great player and what you’ve seen with him is he’s gotten better every year and he started winning championships.”
So what? Manning didn’t thump his chest on a soapbox unprovoked and state this for the masses to hear. He was asked a question on where he felt he stood in comparison to other quarterbacks and answered it with brimming confidence.
Additionally, Deon Grant also made some comments this week upon being resigned by the Giants that wreak of confidence.
“I felt like I started something here last year and we didn’t finish it,” Grant told Giants.com. “When I have something like that in my hands, I like to finish it and with all the things going on in Philly right now, that is the team I like to face. I am a competitive guy, so with all the additions that they made, I wanted to be on the other side of the ball going against that.”
With all the talk centered on the Eagles, and to some degree the Jets, it is nice to see some Giants boast that they have what it takes to go far in this league.
When is it wrong to be confident in your abilities?
With all the vitriol being heaped upon the Giants this preseason, it’s only natural for Manning, Grant and others to feel disrespected. They are letting the world know that they are no pushovers and will concede nothing.
Titles are not won in August, and if you are to win the real thing it all starts with self confidence. So, kudos to Manning, Grant and company for having the character to believe in the team when seemingly no one else does.