Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/15/12

As New York Giants’ training camp is officially set to open July 26, the preamble to the jawing has begun. With NFL club camps opening, the 2012 season will soon be following—which means the banter becomes even more real.

Recently, not-yet-signed Washington Redskins’ rookie quarterback, Robert Griffin III, targeted Big Blue.

“…I’m really excited about the possibilities for us within the NFC East and outside of that division, but you gotta take it one game at a time and if the New York Giants pop up on that schedule, you better believe those guys are gonna be pumped and ready to go—maybe a tad more than they would be for another team, but every team’s important…”

Ya don’t say, RGIII? According to Head Coach Tom Coughlin, “Respect All and Fear None” is the Giants approach and that doesn’t appear to be on the agenda to change for 2012. Griffin just doesn’t know. Yet.

More quotes and quips will be sure to arrive in the coming month as a deluge of questions asked will for sure be an attempt to catch a player in an offseason interview lull and net a juicy headline-worthy piece. It happens every year: see “Dream Team”. 

So far, the Dallas Cowboys front has remained complimentary of the World Champion Giants. LB DeMarcus Ware remarked that he wanted his team to emulate Big Blue.

“I really don’t like to talk about the Giants, but their team camaraderie, where they had the adversity right at the beginning, and then all of a sudden, it really kicked in,” Ware said. “The last maybe eight games, the blood sweat and tears really kicked in, the guys started feeling it and they had that swagger about themselves. It’s not on the coaches at all, it’s all about the players. It’s just being there for the man beside you.”

Cowboys Owner/GM/Coach, Jerry Jones was actually first to praise his NFC East adversary earlier this year.

"I don't want to take anything away, but the big difference was Eli came up here and started what seemed like a pretty significantly — not improving is the word for it — but the quarterback play with Eli was the huge difference," Jones said. "They're a real inspiration and, frankly, what I hoped that we were going to be — and that is a team that had good days and bad days and really took off on a run," Jones said of the Giants defense. "They did, and we didn't."

The Philadelphia Eagles have thus far to comment. Training camp is usually where Head Coach Andy Reid gets his PC commentary in. This is also where, in the past, the players have run away with a bit of their own itinerary. The disdain is always going to be there towards the G-Men; it’s only a matter of time and who passes the bulletin board material on to the press.

Needless to say, along with reports about how each team and players appear for the upcoming NFL season, injuries and pending player signings, we should also expect a bit of particulars for us here to prepare ranting diatribes on. It’s almost time to put the kicking tee down for kickoff, Giants fans. Anyone else hear AC/DC’s “Hells Bells”?

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