Robert Griffin III has apparently earned the respect of Osi Umenyiora.
The Giants defensive end didn't buy into the hype of the Redskins rookie quarterback prior to the season, and thus said he'd only refer to the Heisman Trophy winner as "Bob."
However, as the two NFC East teams get ready to battle on Sunday, Umenyiora is giving Griffin some respect after the rookie has taken the league by storm in the early going.
"Sir. His name is Sir Robert Griffin," Umenyiora said Thursday, according to the New York Daily News. "All the respect in the world goes to him. A phenomenal football player."
Umenyiora, like the rest of the league, has been impressed with the play of Griffin so far this season.He's completed 70.2 percent of his passes for five touchdowns through six games, and has done even more damage on the ground, rushing for 379 yards and six touchdowns. Perhaps no play was more impressive than Griffin's 76-yard touc...