Travel day for the Giants. Tom Coughlin treats west coast games like any other. Instead of traveling on Friday, he chose to leave on Saturday. He just keeps the team on Eastern time. Clever, as long as no one looks at the clocks once they get to San Diego.
Jerry Reese is getting reamed for his construction of this year’s roster. One move he cannot be chastised over is the selection of OL Justin Pugh in the first round of this year’s draft. As per Michael Eisen of Giants.com:
If he (Pugh) starts each of the final four, beginning Sunday in San Diego, he will become a) the first Giants rookie to start an entire 16-game season since defensive tackle Barry Cofield in 1995; b) the first offensive lineman to do it since David Diehl 10 years ago; and c) the first Giants’ first round draft choice to do so since Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor in 1981.
In addition, Pugh has the temperament, wherewithal and personality to become a leader on this team for years to come.
This week, the Giants will unleash some of their younger players on the Chargers. Second-round selection Jon Hankins is poised to get a greater share of the snaps on the d-line and third-round pick Damontre Moore will be getting more reps with JPP sitting out again.
With Corey Webster still sidelined and Trumaine McBride hurting, Jayron Hosley will see action again.
GEICO SportsNite has reaction from Damontre Moore who talks about picking up the slack with Jason Pierre-Paul out a second straight week.