Aaron Ross: We Can’t Let Someone Else Play Super Bowl In Our Backyard

Sept. 16, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross (31) in the first half of their game against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field. The Texans won 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 Super Bowl will be held in New York/New Jersey at MetLife Stadium. While no team has ever played in the Super Bowl in their home stadium, the New York Giants, and more unrealistically the Jets, have a chance to change that. New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross said that it is serving as a special motivation for the New York Giants.

“I do feel that, especially since I came back after being away,” Ross said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “It seems like everybody has that hunger, plus the Super Bowl is going to be played in our stadium. We can’t have anybody else playing in our backyard. We’ve talked about it, and it’s another goal that coach Coughlin put in front of us. Guys are hungry to achieve that goal.”

“We’ve talked about it, and it’s another goal that coach Coughlin put in front of us,” he said. “Guys are hungry to achieve that goal.”

The New York Giants should be considered. They won the Super Bowl in 2012 at the end of the 2011 season.

“I definitely like our chances,” guard Kevin Boothe said. “We have a great team, a great mix of veteran leadership and youth.”

“I think it’s easy to say after an unsuccessful season there was complacency, but for whatever reason, we didn’t get it done last year,” Boothe said. “But we’re excited and confident this year. We have a lot of guys that know what it’s like to play championship-caliber football.”

Topics: Aaron Ross, Kevin Boothe, New York Giants

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