Tom Coughlin met the media after practice today. The Giants will not practice tomorrow and will meet the Colts here on Sunday in the second preseason game of the year.
He said WR Hakeem Nicks will play, CB Terrell Thomas will not and CB Corey Webster is a maybe.
Promising TE Larry Donnell was carted off the field with a knee injury. MLB Dan Connor has been elevated to ones. QB Curtis Painter will not play Sunday. Coughlin said Carr would be the No 2 this week and Painter will the No 2 next week.
What have you heard about the extent of the injury to Larry Donnell?
He’s going through all the tests.
What happened with the skirmish at the end there?
I didn’t see it. I’m sure it was some kind of…they just lost it. Something between them, they shake hands and keep going.
You didn’t seem too happy about it.
Of course I’m not happy…Why would I be happy about that? We could get somebody hurt under those circumstances.
Do you know what knee Donnell injured?
We’ll tell you when we find out. It was a knee; I don’t have any information for you yet though.
Could you give us an idea of snap distribution for the game on Sunday?
Ones will play a little more, probably in the 20 range. The twos will play 25 or so. The third group will play following that. So if we get a snap distribution like we did the other night, it would be a 65-snap game.
Would you anticipate trying to get all four quarterbacks in also?
No, we’ll play three quarterbacks. Carr will play this week, Painter will play next week.
Are you expecting Hakeem Nicks to be ready to go?
How about Terrell Thomas?
He’s not going to go this week, but hopefully we get him all together for next week.
How’s Corey Webster?
When he came out, he worked that one day and now he’s back over here. I think it’s day to day.
Is Sunday a possibility for him?
We’ll see. Hopefully.
Are you seeing some of the same things out of Stevie Brown that you saw from him last year?
Yeah. We’ve seen plenty. He’s done a good job. He’s much more aware of what we would like from that position and he can get us in coverages and the right coverages. He and Antrel work well together. I’d say yes.
Is there any new news on JPP and where he is in his rehab?
If you saw him yesterday, he worked well yesterday. He was right out here. He’s a little sore today, so they slowed him down again. But yesterday was an outstanding day. He ran well and he worked in the weight room.
If you could, just reflect on Ahmad Bradshaw since he is making the trip back here with his new team, even though he is not going to play.
I’ve said many times what Ahmad meant to us when he was here. He was a tough, hard-nosed guy. Any time he came on the field, you knew what you were going to get out of him. He was very focused, very physical, very tough. He played hard and was very emotional about the way he played. He was a big, big part of our two championship teams. You think back to ’07 when he breaks the long one in Buffalo, those types of things. Those are the things that stand out for me; his toughness, his heart, the way he approached every game, the emotion he put into it. He would play with extreme pain, we all know that. Nothing but great thoughts about him.
When you say JPP had a little soreness, you mean like a normal soreness or something you’re concerned about?
I’m not a doctor. He ran well yesterday. He’s sore today, probably because he hasn’t been running, so they just held him back today. In other words, he’s not ready to come out two days in a row and do what he did yesterday, but I’m encouraged by what he did.