Giants OL Geoff Schwartz did not practice on Thursday as he sat out with an injured toe. Schwartz was limited in practice on Wednesday, and was out on Thursday as the Giants offensive line continues to be hampered with injuries.
Also missing practice on Thursday were OL Adam Snyder and LB Jacquian Williams (concussion/shoulder).
DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), Mathias Kiwanuka (knee), Jameel McClain (knee) and RT Justin Pugh (quad) were limited in practice. Antrel Rolle, who missed Wednesday for personal reasons, was back at practice on Thursday.
The Giants knew it was coming, but the mark of another playoff season is here (NJ.com, Nov. 27).
By virtue of Detroit’s 34-17 win over the Bears on Thanksgiving Day, the Giants are now officially eliminated from the playoff hunt. It’s the fifth time in six years that the Giants have failed to make the playoffs. The one year they did make it — 2011 — the Giants at 9-7 went on to win the Super Bowl.
The Giants are 3-8 this season and play at 1-10 Jacksonville on Saturday. That’s five games left in a season with zero chance of a playoff berth.
Would the Giants entertain hiring Rex Ryan as their defensive coordinator next season?
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
An interesting question that many have asked me over the past few weeks and, truthfully, I have not thought too deeply about. There are many variables and hurdles that have to be resolved and cleared before such an event could happen.
First, Rex would have to be relieved of his duties as head coach of the Jets. That’s already a foregone conclusion according to our Jets friends.
Second, the Giants would have to replace their head coach, Tom Coughlin, because it’s doubtful he – or the current Giants front office infrastructure – would consider bringing a media ringleader such as Ryan in the door. They like things quiet.
Thirdly, the Giants would have to break away from their current 4-3 defensive philosophy and mold their defense into the 3-4 alignment that Rex favors. That means major changes to their front seven. I know, big deal.
If they want to create a stir, a move like this would certainly do the trick. They need to change radically on defense. Their pass rush is no longer effective and the fire on the defensive side of the ball is all but gone.
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Tom Coughlin is not pleased with the Giants pass rush this season.
“We’ve been challenging them for the entire year,” Coughlin said. “Obviously we’re not doing a really good job of that.”
The Giants let Tony Romo have over seven seconds in the pocket on Dallas’ game-winning drive on Sunday night, which allowed him to move the ball the length of the field in just a few minutes.
“To be honest with you, when we call pressures, take a look and see who’s getting home, whether it comes out of the secondary, the linebackers, whatever you want to call it. You can talk about pressure all you want but we’ve got to have people to get to the ball, get to the quarterback. That hasn’t happened much. And we, quite frankly, we have called pressures, pressures have been aborted or not performed very well,” Coughlin said.
Here are the players that will appear on the injury report this week:
- Odell Beckham – Back
- Cullen Jenkins – Calf
- Mathias Kiwanuka – Knee
- Jameel McClain – Knee
- Justin Pugh – Quadriceps
- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie – Back/Hamstring
- Geoff Schwartz – Toe
- Adam Snyder – Knee
- Jacquian Williams – Concussion/Shoulder
Their status will be updated after practice on Wednesday.