The New York Giants are the only team Kenny Phillips has played for in his five-year NFL career. But Phillips is a Philadelphia Eagle now, and he knows what Philly fans want to hear.
That’s why, Phillips said, even though it will be difficult at first, he’ll learn to hate the Giants, as an Eagle should.
“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,” Phillips said.
Phillips has already learned to love Eagles coach Chip Kelly, whom Phillips said he’s excited to play for.
“Once I got here and just speaking to the coaching staff and speaking to Chip, I can honestly say I feel at home,” Phillips said. “The Giants is a great organization. But I’m really happy to be here right now just surrounded by some great people and great players. I never thought I’d be sitting here today as a Philadelphia Eagle.”
And Phillips never thought he’d hate the Giants. But he’s ready to learn.