Today is an off day. Tomorrow is not, however. The Broncos will be here, armed to the teeth ready to inflict more harm on the Giants’ wounded defense. Head coach Tom Coughlin met the media and tried his best to not show his excitement towards tomorrow’s matchup….
On if his defense is paying extra attention to detail this week with the high-flying Broncos in town…“They’re talking football all the time and they’re paying great attention in meetings. The meetings are probably as quiet as they would ever be, making sure that they get the information that they need and so on and so forth, and they’ve responded to the way we’ve had to practice. Yeah, I would say, yes.”
On what he saw out of David Wilson this week…“He worked. He focused on ball security the whole week, obviously. I’d say he did a reasonable job with it.”
On if he saw an emotional lift from Brandon Jacobs’ return…“I suppose I saw that. Certainly the veteran players were glad to see him.”
On Jacobs’ physical condition…“He looks like he’s in decent shape. He’s in good shape. He told me he’s done a lot of running in a lot of heat in Atlanta and so he feels like he’s in pretty good shape.”
How many snaps will Jacobs play Sunday? “I’m not going to put a number on it, but as the saying goes, we’ll see.”
On of David WIlson will go back to returning kicks…“It’s always a possibility.”
With Dan Connor out, is this Mark Herzlich’s opportunity? “Sure it is. Mark still plays a lot of plays, whether he’s the first one out there or comes out a little bit later like the other night. He’s in all of these situations. Unfortunately with Dan, right behind him has been Mark and he’s ended up taking at least half the snaps in each of these preseason and regular season games that Dan has unfortunately had to come out of the game, so he’s played a lot.”
On the thought process with Connor…“They just did a series of all the tests and the inability to actually give you an exact timeframe under which the individual would recover adds to it as well. If we’re going to be short a linebacker, we’re going to have to do something. So how is it that you choose to maneuver within your 53? And basically that’s where the decision came from.”
On how much new LB Allen Bradford may play this week…“He just got off a plane. I’m sure in a day he can probably prepare himself to do some things, but it would have to be a limited role (special teams).
On if CB Prince Amukamara (concussion) will play this week…“Yeah, barring any setback…. He seemed to do welI. I think he did all right. We’ll see. You’ve got to check afterwards; tomorrow morning and that kind of thing.”
On C David Baas (knee)…“It’s important to get him back, that’s for sure….I think he did more and got better each day and got a little ornery and wanted more, so that was a good thing.”
On if he expects S Antrel Rolle (groin) to play Sunday….”I do.”