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Janoris Jenkins, Victor Cruz throw shade at Josh Norman

Giants call Norman out for not covering Antonio Brown of Pittsburgh Steeler full time on Mondaynight.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Football players talk.

I don't just mean that they move their mouths and sounds come out, but they are prone to trash talk.

They play a violent, competitive game and trash talk is part of the psychological aspect of it. Some guys, like Eli Manning, don't do it, but others don't just engage in trash talking, but relish in it. Wide receivers and defensive backs seem to be particularly prone (although guys like Lawrence Taylor and Michael Strahan were hardly quiet).

We might wish they'd just shut up and play the game, but I also wish that I could fly like Superman and that isn't happening either.

But the public feud between New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and corner Josh Norman takes it to another level.

The first meeting between the Giants and the Washington Redskins is one of the most highly anticipated games in the first quarter of the season. And the talk isn't even waiting for week two to be over with before getting started.

Victor Cruz and Janoris Jenkins were asked about Norman not covering Antonio Brown when the Giants' players met with the media after practice Wednesday, and they didn't hold back.

Will Norman surprise us and return fire?