Tuesday Morning Report: Let the Defragmenting Begin

John Fennelly , Lead Writer

The Giants were at TIMEX yesterday for their weekly Monday regrouping. They will not practice again until next Monday, when they begin preparations for their Nov 25th contest vs the Green Bay Packers, the first of their final six games of the season.

Yesterday, Tom Coughlin wrapped up the Bengals loss and seemed like he was pretty much past it. The team is dire need of a recharging and Coughlin has resigned himself to the fact the team has underproduced in nearly every phase of the game the past month. After a comprehensive lamentation of his team’s transgressions. he was quick to shift the focus to the future.

“The coaches will be started on our research and studying ourselves. We call it a worst-to-best,” the coach said. “We’ll look at that. We’ll look at ourselves, we’ll self-scout, then we’ll go on to looking at some of the teams that are very good in the league in those particular situations.”

The team realizes after looking at the paper, they are still in the driver’s seat in the NFC East and plenty of time to make another one of their magical late-season runs.

“We’re still in a good position. If you said after 10 games, we’d be winning our division, you take that every time,” said QB Eli Manning. “So that’s where we stand and we’ve been through stretches before where we haven’t been playing our best, but we’ve been able to bounce out of them and we’ve got time to rest up this week, get back healthy, get refreshed and come back. We got a six-game season. It’s all going to come down to what happens in those six games. We’re in control of our own destiny. We have a tough schedule. We have good teams to play, but it should be exciting and we’re looking forward to that opportunity.”

On the rumblings that his arm may be ‘dead’ or ‘sore’, Eli wasn’t buying in to that theory:

“I don’t react. No one is watching me practice. I thought I had a good velocity. I threw the ball well yesterday.”

GEICO SportsNite covers Eli Manning’s recent struggles.

On the injury front, RB Ahmad Bradshaw will undergo a battery of tests on his neck according to sources. WR Domenik Hixon sustained a high ankle sprain that he believes the bye week may take care of. DT Markus Kuhn has been lost for the season with a torn ACL of his right knee.