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Former New York Giants All-Pro safety Landon Collins felt he couldn’t be himself while he was a member of Big Blue.

On Sunday, All-Pro safety Landon Collins suited up and went out onto the field at MetLife Stadium. However, for the first time in his career, he did it while not wearing a New York Giants uniform.

Collins is now a member of the Washington Redskins, a recipient of a six-year, $84 million deal he inked in March.

Collins and the Redskins fell to his former team by a score of 24-3, with the veteran Pro Bowler racking up nine combined tackles. After the game, and after his postgame scuffle with safety Jabrill Peppers, Collins had some words about where he’s at in his career.

“Emotions were cool. I’m happy where I am. I’m excited. I love these guys I’m around,” Collins said, per Patricia Traina of Sports Illustrated’s Giants Maven.

“I’m not stepping on any eggshells. I’m myself. These guys over here, they love me. They respect me. They see me as a captain and a role model, so it’s awesome.”

Collins was then asked if he was able to be himself while with the Giants, to which he responded, “no.”

When asked why he wasn’t able to, Collins let out a response of “I can’t answer that.”

Needless to say, Collins isn’t the only former Giant-current Redskin to trash Big Blue after the game on Sunday. Former Giants offensive lineman Ereck Flowers had some words to say about the team after the game as well. Like Collins,’ Flowers’ words weren’t exactly praise.

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