"I enjoy coming to Albany. I think it’s fun to have roommates and staying in dorms. I went to summer camp when I was 10 years old and I kind of feel like I get to go to summer camp at 31. So that’s fun for me and I think that it’s a great team bonding experience. It will be fun with the Olympics going on this year. When the competitions are going on at night, you get to get a bunch of guys in the same room and cheer for the US. So those types of things are fun when you have dorms rather than being in a hotel." - QB Eli Manning on the advantages of training away from home.
"I really just want to kick those guys’ a—es. You know what I’m saying? That’s what it’s all about, you know? I mean, we’re cool, but we ain’t that cool. I kind of got some ill feelings towards them. It’s a game. Every game is the same way. I kind of hate everybody, honestly, in the NFL." - TE Martellus Bennett on if their were any 'weird' feelings after playing his whole career in Dallas.
"It kind of comes naturally with the position. I’m all for it. I’m all for helping guys out. I’m all for being an example for the younger guys. Teaching them the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of the NFL from what I know thus far in my career. We’ll see how it goes. We’ve got some good rookies, we’ve got some good young guys on our team, some level-headed guys, so I think we’ll be quite alright." - WR Victor Cruz on becoming one of the team's leaders.
"This football team is aware of what the distractions can be whether we’re in closer to New York City or we’re up in Albany. It’s still going to be distractions here. I don’t really buy into the fact that just because we moved camp a little bit further north that there’s still not going to be distractions. There’s going to be distractions here. What we’ve got to do is just make sure we do our part in limiting those. That has nothing to do with whether we’re here or there. I think because we have a veteran football team, we have a team that’s poised and understands what it takes to win and hopefully we’ll do the right things to eliminate those." - DE Justin Tuck on if there will be less distractions in Albany as opposed to NYC.
"I’m sure we’ll find some distractions. I’m sure you guys will find something to make a distraction, but I mean, everything is in the right place right now. So, looking forward to it." - LB Mathias Kiwanuka on the suggestion that the Giants have no distractions this year.
*Quotes courtesy Giants communications dept