They share a stadium, but that’s about it.
While the Jets in Cortland are a study in (barely) controlled chaos, the Giants are going about business quietly in Albany.
“Quiet is OK,” Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said, via Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. “But it doesn’t bother me to have a little chatter going into training camp. Actually, I kinda like it if there’s a little bit of chatter, if it’s rocky a bit. It keeps everybody on edge a little bit.
“I’ve got a bit of nervous energy because it’s too quiet.”
The defending champions have had precious few storylines this offseason, or in the first few days of camp.
Coach Tom Coughlin has a new contract extension. Osi Umenyiora is happy with a contract. Hakeem Nicks is healing on schedule.
Samuel notes that the only possible distraction hasn’t been one, as wide receiver Victor Cruz hasn’t made a stink about being woefully underpaid in the final year of his rookie contract.
“Right now, I think Victor is just focusing on being a good football player again, and the contract situation will take care of itself,” Reese said.
Contrast that with Jets camp, where Darrelle Revis is a grouch, and the most-watched player in the backup quarterback.
Of course, that may also explain why the Giants spent the offseason getting fitted for rings, while their neighbors were worrying about filling up the back pages of the New York tabloids.