Now that his long-running spat with Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has come to a end, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora has an opening in his schedule for a pointless verbal feud with an opposing running back.
He may be trying to fill it with Browns rookie Trent Richardson. Richardson suggested this week that the Browns might have success running the ball on the Giants if they are able to effectively block New York’s defensive linemen during Sunday’s game at the Meadowlands. Umenyiora responded to this fairly bland comment Friday by telling Richardson he was welcome to try and find something sweet on the ground.
“If (Trent) looks on tape and he thinks he sees some candy, come try and get it,” Umenyiora said, via Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News.
It’s not quite the gender confusion that marked Umenyiora’s jabs at McCoy, but you can understand why the man might want to switch things up a bit.
The Giants surrendered plenty of candy to the Eagles last week as Philly rolled up 191 yards on the ground en route to their 19-17 win. The Giants will be playing without defensive tackle Rocky Bernard this Sunday, which will force Umenyiora and his mates to do a little more than usual in order to keep Richardson from satisfying his sweet tooth.