The Giants are on top of the football world after their victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Jason Pierre-Paul has warned Robert Griffin III to “go the other way” and not bring the ball to his side. Of course, if it goes to the other side, it may be toward Osi Umenyiora. Umenyiora doesn’t want him coming his way either.
Osi Umenyiora called the Washington quarterback “Bob” in the preseason, and now has bestowed knighthood upon him.
“His name is Sir. His name is Sir Robert Griffin,” Umenyiora said today. “That is what I refer to him now. I mean, look at what he’s done. Look at the way he’s performed as a rookie. You don’t see players come into the league and perform like that at that stage in their career, so all the respect in the world goes to him, and he is a phenomenal football player.”
Umenyiora tried to downplay Pierre-Paul’s comments, saying he doesn’t want Griffin coming toward him either.
Meanwhile, fellow rookie Alfred Morris is standing up for his quarterback and not afraid to fire back. “I laugh at it,” says Redskins rookie running back Alfred Morris. “No disrespect to him, but talk is cheap. That’s why everyone can afford it.”
At least we don’t have offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride having the opposing coach wanting to punch him this week. It’s kind of amazing that the Redskins have gone this far into the season without a NFC East division matchup yet. Robert Griffin III versus the Giants should be entertaining on Sunday. Seems like a good old fashion grudge match already.
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