Tom Coughlin was impressed after Corey Washington’s 73-yard touchdown catch helped the Giants to their 17-13 win over the Buffalo Bills in the Hall of Fame Game Sunday (ESPN, August 4).
“How about Corey Washington?” Coughlin said of Washington’s catch in which he essentially picked a pass off the helmet of a defender and bolted to the end zone. “Wasn’t that some play by that kid?”
Coughlin acknowledged Washington’s height as a big contributing factor to his stand out performance.
“You do sit up and notice when you see it,” Coughlin said of the wide receiver’s height. “Because you think, ‘Can he take the ball off the top of the defender?’ And Corey just showed that he could.”
As far as things go for Washington, he was just excited he had the opportunity to show his team what he’s capable of.
“A game like this is important for a small-school guy like myself,” said Washington, who is an undrafted rookie out of tiny Newberry College in South Carolina. “This is a chance to show the coaches what I have so I can make that 53-man roster.”