Peppers responds to Umenyiora

There’s an rather humorous article running over on Yahoo! Sports this morning regarding a press conference yesterday with my Carolina Panthers. For any of you following NFL Wild-Card Weekend, you probably have heard about NY Giants Defensive End Osi Umenyiora mouthing off that Julius Peppers and Mike Rucker were “the second-best defensive end tandem in the league” – obviously referring to himself and Michael Strahan as the best.

Peppers tried to fend off reporters probing for a malicious response to Umenyiora’s comment for a while, but he eventually caved and gave us all this gem:

“I mean, he ain’t going to button up his chin strap and get in front of me, so it doesn’t really matter,” Peppers said with a smirk. “If he was, he wouldn’t be talking like that.”

Right on, Julius – right on!