Trash talk is just that -- talk

Players are focused on assignments, not who said what about whom

Originally Published: January 18, 2011
By Ross Tucker | ESPN.com

It means nothing. That's the conclusion I have reached regarding trash talking in general and the mouthy New York Jets in particular.

I always felt that way as a player and feel even more strongly about it now. Not many fans or members of the media seem to grasp this. They are constantly analyzing the barbs thrown back and forth, wondering what impact they will have on the game and the strategy behind those comments. How about "none" and "there probably isn't any"?

A lot of people ...

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