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Safety Kenny Phillips spent 5 years with the New York Giants, his entire career up until this point. Now he finds himslef crossing over into enemy territory and joining camp with bitter NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles. Now it's time for a little reprogramming. “I just knew I didn't like the Eagles,” Phillips said Friday, via CSN Philly. “You're playing against them for so long, that's what you were taught as a Giant. Just like the Eagles were taught, you don't like the Giants. That's just how it goes. “It's weird. It's definitely weird. But at this point I can't say I hate the Giants. When I was with the Giants I kind of disliked the Eagles. But I can't just say right now I hate the Giants. I guess I'll have to learn to hate them.” And learn quick. These two teams will be facing each other twice per year, and there's no room for sympathy in this rivalry. He'll have to get used to hating the Giants just as they hate the Eagles. “I didn't like them,” Phillips said. “I mean, you're in the same division. You see these guys twice a year. I played against them for five years. I respected every single one of them. I thought they had a great team, even with [Michael] Vick. I always respected their team. [Jeremy] Maclin and [Brent] Celek and DeSean. You have to respect those guys because they go out there and make plays. “Practicing against them should be fun. I enjoyed playing against them. But now I just can't hit them. We've got to be the best of friends.” var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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