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Giants receivers don’t have a ton of respect for Darrelle Revis

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Darrelle Revis looks on

I thought the New York Jets were supposed to be the loudmouth, chest-thumping, attention-seeking team this week. The New York Giants have stolen their thunder.

Not only that, but they've chosen as their target, of all people, all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis. For some reason, Giants wide receivers Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham took turns heaping disrespect upon Revis on Wednesday afternoon.

First, Manningham:

"I'm not about to give all their corners credit because I feel like their defensive scheme is what makes them good in man coverage because they have to play it because of how their scheme is."

Hakeem Nicks took a turn:

"He's decent."

And finally, Victor Cruz:

"Teams aren't really scared (of Revis) anymore. He's got to earn his money this year. Teams aren't really backing down. I feel like we're going to do the same thing. We're going to go out. Until he physically stops us we're going to throw the ball on him."

Incidentally, this all came after Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said earlier in the week that trash talk was "not the way the Giants choose to operate." Everyone always expects that it'll be the Jets who yap, yap, yap, but only head coach Rex Ryan has said anything too bold this week.

[Related: Saturday's Jets vs. Giants clash actually matters for a change]

I'm not sure why either team feels like saying anything about anyone. The Giants just got thrashed by the Redskins, and the Eagles are still picking parts of the Jets out of their cleats. New York football teams lost by a combined 39 points last week. I guess if it wasn't for each other, neither team would have anyone to talk trash to.

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