First published on Examiner
New York Giants linebacker Keith Bulluck spent ten years with the Tennessee Titans. He will face his former team for the first time this weekend. Bulluck talked about the Titans on Wednesday.
“I would have loved to stay in Tennessee and finished it out and played with the team that brought me into the NFL,” Bulluck explained. “Just being there, I know how that organization works, and no one finishes their career there. I was definitely prepared for that. In my situation, it sucks how I left because I did have an injury. The last time I left the field in a Tennessee Titans uniform, Brad Brown and Tom Mosley were helping me off the field.”
Some athletes would find such a situation strange or odd. Bulluck is looking forward to facing his old teammates on Sunday. “It won’t be strange at all,” Bulluck said. “I practiced against those guys for about four or five years. They are used to me out there talking and running my mouth playing against them. Now, it counts for something and I’m looking forward to it. I know how hard these guys worked and how much the game means to them, and they know it means the same to me. This game will definitely be fun, and no holds-barred.”
Bulluck playing against Tennessee isn’t the only story of the weekend. The Giants’ defense was embarrassed by Peyton Manning and company last Sunday night. Bulluck and his current teammates know how important it is to bounce back this week. “I think it’s very important just for the simple fact that we just faced the offensive MVP last week, and we’re facing the runner up this week,” Bulluck stated. “They have two different styles. In this league, if you can’t stop the run, you’re not going to have a very successful season. This is a true test for this defense. We’ll find out a lot about ourselves Sunday because they’re definitely coming to run the ball with the best running back in the league.”
As Bulluck stated, the Giants know exactly what the Tennessee offense is going to do this Sunday. Being able to stop that attack is the key. Otherwise, a repeat of Sunday’s performance could be in the future.
Quotes via New York Giants Communications Office
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