It's just a matter of getting down to business. They were running a lot of counter plays and that is what hurt us in the Seattle game.
RE: Beating the Giants It's always a statement because that is the team that won the NFC last year. It's pretty much the same team out there and there are not a lot of changes (from last year) and we have to go out there and take care of business on our own.
RE: On Michael Strahan I respect Michael (Strahan)very much both as an individual and as a player. I knew I was going to have my hands full and I did. I didn't prepare any differently than I have in the past. I was a little more focused during the game time because I know what he has accomplished.
He's got a power move, a bull rush move that is very hard to stop. He's a complete athlete. It's not easy to get a push on him versus the run and it's a full job to keep him on the pass.
Michael and I will see each other down the line and I hope it's a war every time. He's a handful to me and I hope I was a handful to him.
This is a big win for the Raiders. We knew New York had their backs against the wall and I feel we had to make a statement today to position ourselves.
I feel like we took the momentum and we controlled the game pretty well. When you could come into New York and win a football game it says a lot about the Raiders.
RE:On Gannon and Tim Brown I think his awareness out on the football field. He doesn't make mental mistakes, he's very competitive and he makes good decisions. He's a leader out there on the football field.
Then you have the captain Tim Brown. I was just in awe watching those guys go to work and they did a fantastic job.
We put pressure on Kerry all day today and we gave him some different looks and did a good job of not letting him feel comfortable in the pocket.