Just a few weeks ago, New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith "gets away with murder." Now Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said the same about the Pittsburgh Steelers ahead of Sunday's big matchup.
"I hope we get some holding calls because they have gotten away with murder," Tuck told ESPN. "They've done a very good job protecting Ben (Roethlisberger) -- they don't hold on every play. But we've seen a whole lot of it."
The Giants have done an impeccable job of sending subtle messages to officials through the media. And they love the "murder" word. But pointing out an offensive line that holds is like pointing out a bird that can fly. That's what they do.
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