faba Posted August 20, 2014 Share Posted August 20, 2014 By Charles Curtis | NJ.com Follow on Twitter on August 20, 2014 at 9:49 AM, updated August 20, 2014 at 9:55 AM All Stories | Giants rookie running back Andre Williams has a great sense of timing. With the annual Giants-Jets preseason tilt at MetLife Stadium approaching, Williams declared (via The Post's George Willis), "I think the Giants are the real New York team." Hey, Rex Ryan -- care to weigh in on that before Friday? A better question: Would you expect Williams to say anything differently about his own team? Though he doesn't know much about a Giants-Jets rivalry, he's jumping right in. "This is my first year and I’m not too sure about what’s going on with the rivalry thing. But there’s definitely a different feeling this week than last week. I’m just trying to buy into it." Williams told Willis he grew up rooting for Jets running back Curtis Martin (along with future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson) and only discovered football when his brother played -- he mentioned his parents are Jamaican immigrants, so he didn't watch the game all that much while growing up. Williams knows he and the rest of the offense need a confidence-buildng this week as the regular season approaches fast. "We've got a lot of work to do," he said. "But our backups did a great job keeping the energy up. It was great to see the areas we need to improve on in the offense. That’s what we’re looking to do.” Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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