John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Today is Tuesday, which means it’s players’ day off. Here are some nice things you may have missed…
The Giants will be entertaining some veteran RBs at Quest today in hopes of finding some help for their flagging unit. Brandon Jacobs and Willis McGahee will be two of the players coming in for a workout.
Tom Coughlin on whether the Giants are looking for a bigger, more physical back in today’s tryouts:
“I think we need to block better, to be honest with you. Whether you have whatever size back, we have two guys who are about 207, 210 right in that area. Michael Cox is a little bigger guy, 225. I wasn’t concerned with the goal line from running backs standpoint last night. That was not my concern.”
In preparation for the signing, the Giants waived DE Adewale Ojomo, who they will hope to resign to the practice squad.
Tom Coughlin was asked if David Wilson was still his No. 1 back:
“I’m not going to get into that yet. We’ll see what happens here as we get started in the week.”
Several Cowboys, including TE Jason Witten and owner Jerry Jones, accused the Giants of feigning injuries during Sunday’s game.
“It’s absolutely not true. It’s not true,” Coughlin said. “Both of those players were injured. Connor never returned to the game. Cullen was in a position where he needed to regroup. That really wasn’t orchestrated at all.”
The new-look offensive line had it’s first real test on Sunday night. Some felt they failed, but for others the jury is still out. Coughlin spoke about rookie RT Justin Pugh and LG James Brewer.
“I figured the question would come down to Pugh and Brewer. I think it was a great experience for both of those guys by the way. Tremendous experience for them,” the coach said. “It’s got to help their confidence; they see themselves in a game of that magnitude, in front of a crowd like that on Sunday night television. Quite frankly, there’s some good and some bad, just like there always is when a young player has an opportunity like that. There are some things we can build on as well.”
CB Prince Amukamara (concussion) has yet to pass the required protocol in order to return to the field.
“I know he’s feeling better. He felt pretty good last night, to be honest with you,” Coughlin said yesterday. “He didn’t seem to have any repercussions, but he does need to go through the protocol.”