John Fennelly, Lead WriterNo practice today – player’s day off. The Giants are reeling from their 0-4 start to the season. DE Justin Tuck is threatening violence to any teammate who dares to criticize Tom Coughlin as the frustration continues to build at QDTC.
They are just 1-6 in their past seven regular season games dating back to last season, allowing 30 points or more in each of those six defeats.
GEICO SportsNite reports from the Giants locker room as the team discusses its 0-4 start and how they expect to improve.
In the injury front, DL Cullen Jenkins and LB Mark Herzlich were in walking boots yesterday.
“They’re in a boot for ankle-type, toe-type reasons and hopefully it’s just something to restrict movement and they can come back and work this week,” said Coughlin.
OL Chris Snee and David Baas are still uncertain for this week’s game vs the Eagles. Coughlin offered guarded praise for their replacements – James Brewer and Jim Cordle:
“Those two guys (Cordle and Brewer) that everybody speculated about, they did okay. They played against a very good front and, for the most part, they did a good job. We did have a holding penalty up there and there were some occasions where we could have obviously done a better job or finished a block better than we did. They scrapped and I was pleased with what they accomplished. I wish obviously, it would have been perfect, but they did okay.”
This is the week safety Will Hill comes back from his four week suspension. Coughlin said Hill is in shape and should begin practicing right away. The Giants will need to make a roster move before tomorrow in order to bring Hill back.
The Giants have scored just seven points in the past two weeks and Coughlin was asked if he was going to get more involved in the offense…
“I’m very confident in our offensive coaches. They’ve proven that over the years. We’re all going like this (scratches his head). Why aren’t our results better than they are and we’ll spend a solid week trying to figure that out again and as much as I can be involved, I will, but I do have some other issues as well.”
OL Justin Pugh may only be a rookie, but he agrees that there’s no point in blaming the defense and special teams if the offense isn’t producing.
“You know, we’ve got to do our job on offense,” said Pugh. “You can’t leave it up to special teams. If we had scored more touchdowns, it would have been a different story in the first half too. We just have to go out there… we have a big week this week”