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NYPD? Packers not impressed by nickname for Giants’ secondary

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“There probably won't be too many handcuffs being passed out this Sunday.”

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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Landon Collins.
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The New York Giants-Green Bay Packers matchup this Sunday might be the most compelling of the four Wild-Card Weekend playoff games. A little trash talk can’t hurt, and now we have some.

Green Bay receivers found out this week about the Giants’ secondary calling itself the ‘NYPD’ (New York Pass Defense). They aren’t exactly cowering in fear.

Wide receiver Davante Adams:

"Well we're in Wisconsin, so we don't have to worry about that.”

Wide receiver Geronimo Allison:

"If that's what they call themselves, that's what they call themselves. There probably won't be too many handcuffs being passed out this Sunday.”

Safety Landon Collins explained where the nickname came from:

“The fans actually came up with that [nickname],” Collins said. “We were just trying to figure out what to call our group, and they came up with it. But we stuck to it. [Cornerbacks coach Tim Walton] really is the one that brings the name up all the time, and we just stuck with it. We just call ourselves NYPD.”

Can the NYPD lock up Green Bay’s plethora of wide receivers and make life difficult for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers? It is one of the key questions going into Sunday.