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Harry Carson Rips Current Giants Team:

Outside the losing locker room, in the wake of a 41-9 loss to the Panthers that defaced a doomed building, Carson ripped the 2009 Giants for lacking pride and intensity, and for fraternizing with an enemy that was pounding them into oblivion.

“When guys are whipping your ass, you don’t get buddy buddy with guys at halftime,” said Carson, who was near the sideline when he saw some Giants doing just that.

“When you’re getting your ass kicked at home in front of your fans, you should be angry. … I don’t see the same pride among many guys who are here right now that many of the older guys had.”

More than anything, it was an opportunity to honor a ballpark that had earned a lot more respect than the 24-0 halftime deficit gave it.

“To me, it was embarrassing,” Carson said, “because Carolina has a pretty good team, but they’re not that good.

“There’s something missing from this (Giants) team that I can’t really put my finger on. It’s one of those intangible things. They’ve got talent, but I don’t know if they necessarily have the heart.

“I don’t really see a lot of life from these guys. … I’m not saying they don’t have pride, but I don’t really see where the pride is coming from.”

After the final whistle mercifully blew, Carson stood in the bowels of Giants Stadium and talked about his first home games in the swamp.

“We stunk up the place,” the old linebacker said, “and people were throwing things at us — apples, oranges, toilet paper, all that stuff. That was the opening year of Giants Stadium. Nobody threw anything today, but they certainly were booing, and you don’t want to close out a building like this with boos.”

Carson went on about game-day adversity and how teams of good character always make a stand.

“I don’t really see it with this team,” he said. “When things are going bad, nobody ever steps up.”

That pretty much sums up what every Giant fan was thinking after Sunday’s game.

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2 Responses to “Harry Carson Rips Current Giants Team:”

  1. Khai says:

    2009 Giants are team I’d like to forget. They were the biggest disappointment I’ve ever experienced as a fan and a writer.

  2. patty says:

    I feel that Harry > wish the players did!

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