That doesn't mean past Niners greats won't be blunt about their feelings on what's expected to be a good old-fashioned slobber knocker Sunday at Candlestick Park.
âThatâs what the Giants are doing -- theyâre talking crap,â former 49ers cornerback Eric Wright told the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday. âOK, so the Niners are not getting their respect. But donât talk back, donât tweet, donât talk crap. Thatâs what you do when you have a good team. Just go out there and kick their face in.â
Some strong advice from a four-time Super Bowl champion.
Wright admonishing San Francisco to "kick their face in" comes on the heels of Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty warning of a "bloodbath" Sunday and running back Brandon Jacobs "wishing like hell" the Niners give him a helmet-to-helmet hit.
With what's been said, don't be surprised if these two teams can't wait until opening kickoff to get at each other. One crooked stare during pre-game warm-ups might be all it takes.