“I kind of sound like Gandhi right now,” newly acquired Giants TE Martellus Bennett told the assembled press corps in Albany today, “but I studied myself a lot over the last couple of years.” And surely Gandhi would express similar emotions concerning the shy, retiring Marty B’s former club if anyone bothered to ask him, right? From Newsday’s Tom Rock :

“I just want to kick those guys’ [butts],” Bennett said of the Cowboys, who open the regular season against the Giants on Sept. 5. “That is what it is all about. I mean, we’re cool but we ain’t that cool, know what I am saying? I kind of got some ill feelings towards them overall. It is a game. I kind of hate everybody, honestly, in the NFL.”

Bennett’s four years in Dallas were spent as an understudy to Jason Witten at tight end. He said he feels like a rookie coming to the Giants where he expects to get his first chance to play as a regular.

“Who’s better to learn behind than Witten?” Bennett said. “He is one of the best to ever do it. I learned a lot from him. Every once in a while, plants can’t really grow when they are out-shaded by the tall tree. So I get a little sunlight for myself now.”