"They've got a parade?" wide receiver Deion Branch said in response, according to the Daily News. "I don't know, man. Anybody can throw a parade. I can throw a parade if I want to. I think anybody can throw a parade."
Patriots left tackle Matt Light said such talk goes "in one ear and out the other," but one player even seemed to empathize with Canty.
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"I know there's been one or two quotes out there, but to be honest, I don't think it's any different than Tom Brady's (quotes)," Coughlin said, referring to Brady's Sunday statement that he hoped to see Patriots fans at a Super Bowl victory parade. "I think it's just a matter of our team has played good football against great football teams. We always quote to our team: 'humble enough to prepare, confident enough to perform.' That's the way we look at it."