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The Daily Coughlin: Snap count coming from medical staff

Tom Coughlin will default to his medical staff for the snap counts for Sunday night’s game, he said on Friday.

“A lot depends on how the final version from the medical people comes to us. Some areas or positions are a little bit stressed and others aren’t, so we’ll see how that goes,” Coughlin said. “But we’ll have a minimal number for the starters.”

But don’t worry, Eli Manning will get the start in the Hall of Fame game.

“We have three [quaterbacks] and all three are going to play. Eli will start and we’ll go from there,” he said.

For the full Coughlin transcript, click here...

Opening Statement:
Good afternoon. We got out from underneath the potential rain, huh? I was going to have a meeting out on midfield to see who came out.

Q: Going into the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, what is it that you are looking to go in there and accomplish?
A: Well, it’s obvious that you don’t play a game without wanting to win. But it’s the overall picture of the organizational things, the substitutions, the penalties – holding them to a bare minimum; don’t turn the ball over, don’t make the game a sloppy game. Establish some of the things we’d like to do. For example, I’d like to be able to run the ball and be able to do that in the first game this weekend as well. I’m sure Buffalo wants the same thing. So we have those kinds of goals, the specifics about it we’ll present to the team. Coming out of camp – we have not been here very long – have an opportunity to play a game, see what people are like under those circumstances, the enthusiasm, the energy, certainly come out of the game without injuries, all those things.

Q: How many snaps do you expect your starters to play?
A: We’ll see. A lot depends on how the final version from the medical people comes to us. Some areas or positions are a little bit stressed and others aren’t, so we’ll see how that goes. But we’ll have a minimal number for the starters. Now there are many positions that we’re trying to establish who that is. It’s not a given. In that regard, maybe guys will be playing more.

Q: In the placekicking competition, are you going to try to get them an equitable number of opportunities?
A: I don’t know if that works out, but throughout the course of the preseason, I hope so. We’ll get a combination of kickoff and field goal and the next guy will do the same. Hopefully that’ll be the way it works.

Q: What’s going to be the quarterback rotation?
A: We have three and all three are going to play. Eli will start and we’ll go from there.

Q: How were the X-rays on Bennett Jackson’s ankle?
A: There’s no fracture, but it’s a significant ankle sprain.

Q: What about Will Beatty?
A: I guess it’s a headache.




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