The Washington Times - October 18, 2012, 12:53PM

Before the season it was New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora who made waves by saying he wouldn’t call Robert Griffin III by “RG3” until he did something. Until then, it was “Bob Griffin.”

After Griffin’s 76-yard touchdown run in the Washington Redskins’ victory over the Minnesota Vikings, fellow Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was the one who had some comments about Griffin.


“Don’t bring it to my side,” Pierre-Paul told New York media. “Go the other way. …

“Yes, it’ll be a very good matchup. Not on my side, though. Not on my side. Or the other side.”

Griffin, asked jokingly Wednesday about running for office, said: “I’ve got a lot other guys to be running away from right now, Pierre-Paul, Osi, all those guys.”

But according to a couple of Redskins linemen, Griffin shouldn’t have much to worry about Sunday if he gets into the open field.

“If Robert gets into that situation, I don’t think there’s many people that can run him down,” right guard Chris Chester said. “I’m still going to go out there and try to block and make sure no one touches Robert at all. But he’s a plenty good athlete to be able to outrun a lot of people in this league.”

Prompted with Pierre-Paul’s comments, left tackle Trent Williams responded: “What do you want me to say about that?”

“Robert’s my guy. I don’t know Pierre-Paul. I don’t know why he would say something like that,” he said. “Maybe he knows something I don’t.”