John Fennelly, Lead Writer
The Giants will practice today at QDTC in preparation for their trip to Chicago tomorrow. Yesterday, the team went through a jog-thru as Tom Coughlin’s crew tried to shake off the stink of Sunday’s loss to the Eagles.
TE Brandon Myers (ankle) missed the workout and is questionable for Thursday night. David Wilson (neck) was also held and Coughlin showed some concern for his young RB.
“Yeah, he’s got an injury and he’s being thoroughly evaluated and we’ll see the results. Hopefully we’ll get some results about that. “He has to have a full medical appraisal of what happened. We’ll wait on that,” said Coughlin. “He did suffer some kind of tingling, so he was immediately pulled out of the game, not to return.”
Due to the short preparation window this week, the Giants are considering bringing back RB Da’Rel Scott, who they released last week.
Will their be changes to the coordinators right now? Coughlin said “no,” but with pressure mounting he may be eventually have to. Let’s face it, these guys have simply run their course here.
Speaking of pressure, Eli Manning is feeling the heat these days after throwing three more INTs on Sunday.
“The guy is trying to play the best he can. He’s certainly trying to do too much,” Coughlin said of his QB. “He knows his team and he knows his responsibility. He’s an extremely accountable guy and he’s going to do everything he possibly can. Sometimes it’s not to be done that way. I’m not making any excuses either. We all know the number of turnovers is in a terrible state and it’s the one thing that I preach, period. That rubs salt on the wound with me every time something like that happens.”
WR Victor Cruz says it’s Eli’s nature to put the team’s fortunes on his shoulders, but the rest of the team has to share in the burden.
“The type of person he is, he takes a lot of that blame. But that’s not the way it is. It’s everyone. It’s the receivers. It’s the offensive line. It’s everyone that’s to blame for some of these losses and some of the things that have happened out there, but it’s a full team effort. It’s not just one guy. You can’t just put the blame on one person.”
With the season in the sewer, the Giants will be forced to turn to their younger players to prepare them for the future. Rookie DT Jonathan Hankins had a solid debut with five solo tackles Sunday. S Will Hill returned from suspension with a bang, and it may be time to increase DE Damontre Moore’s snaps to liven up the dormant pass rush, providing he’s healthy.
“Will Hill did an outstanding job. He came, practiced all week, had an opportunity to play, made, what, 11 tackles and played on special teams. He was a physical force back there, which was a big plus for our team,” said Coughlin. “Johnathan did a good job. He got in there, hung in there. He hadn’t had any action for a few weeks and he got in there and got in the mix. He competed like heck and made a couple of nice moves and got in on some tackles. I was pleased with that. Damontre strained a hamstring and that really limited what we could do with him.”