Thursday Morning Report: Diehl Back in the Lineup

No time to lament after Monday’s deflating defeat in Washington. Here comes Drew Brees and the Saints, who the Giants have had loads of trouble with. Tom Coughlin was asked why Brees has been so effective vs the Giants (4-0 with 11 TDs, 0 INTs and a 122.1 rating).

“Well, he’s an outstanding football player with great knowledge of what he wants to accomplish,” said Coughlin. “He has a lot of confidence in his receivers. You can go around the board with it. It’s (Marques) Colston or (Jimmy) Graham or the speed on the outside, or the running back coming out of the backfield. He has great confidence in that. He has a big, strong offensive line to protect him. He’s been effective, not just against us, but against a lot of people. I think he has 31 touchdowns to 16 interceptions. I know the five picks stands out pretty strongly in the game the other day.”

Yesterday, the team went through a “glorified jog-thru”, as Tom Coughlin called it, at TIMEX. TE Travis Beckum (Knee), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Foot), S Kenny Phillips (Knee),S Tyler Sash (Hamstring) sat out. Bradshaw and Phillips were for precautionary reasons.

LB Chase Blackburn (Ankle), LB Michael Boley (Shoulder), LB Jacquian Williams (Knee) were limited.

David Diehl will be reinserted into the starting lineup after RT with Sean Locklear (knee) was placed on IR. He was asked what it felt like to be on the sidelines after all those years of starting.

“You never want to do that,” said the ten-year veteran. “I played in so many games; you never want to sit back and be a spectator and doing that stuff. Like I said last week, coming back for the last practice, Sean (Locklear) earned his right to start, he deserved to start. It’s a role that I’ll never get used to. When your opportunity comes back, you come back, and you come back strong. Most importantly, you play as best as you can to secure it.”

Giants safety Antrel Rolle calls out his teammates and says team needs to get “nasty”.