The Giants took a couple of days off after their trip to Chicago. They worked out today and will now take two more days off, returning to QDTC on Thursday to ramp up for next Monday’s game vs the Vikings in Minnesota.
Tom Coughlin was asked this morning if the players cam back refreshed…
“They came back and they jumped right into the meeting room. They jumped into the weight room. This has been a pretty good practice today, so I think it was a nice break for them, which is the advantage of a Thursday night game, as you know.”
The coach himself took a short respite, something he rarely gets to do this time of year.
“I took a long walk on Saturday,” said Coughlin. “I thought the leaves were nice. Someone told me they change this time of year.”
He was asked if he felt the players did some soul-searching and if they are committed to turning this season around:
“I can certainly talk to them individually about it and mentioned it again in the meeting, but we’ll see. I thought they worked well this morning and let’s see how the week goes.”
On the running game….
Q: What can you tell us about Brandon Jacobs?
A: Brandon, I think, will make it for Thursday. Today was precautionary just to keep track of him and not do something that was unnecessary.
Q: What about David Wilson?
A: I know no more about that.
Q: Did Jacobs hurt his hamstring or his thigh?
A: It was a hamstring.
Q: You didn’t have a lot of running backs at practice today.
A: What do you mean? We had one. We’re all set. We had Jon Conner and we had Michael Cox. They had a pretty good practice, too.
Q: How close is Michael Cox to being ready to contribute?
A: He obviously has a lot going, but there are some things that I think right now we feel good about. There are other things not so (good), and we’re working on the not so.
Q: Are you not using Cox because he doesn’t know enough of the playbook yet?
A: He’s young. It’s sophisticated and complex the things that are thrown at him, particularly in the protection area, so you’ve got to be careful.
Q: Are you wondering whether or not David Wilson might be cleared to play? If you get bad news, that may alter what you have to do.
A: We can’t change that. We do the best we can and hope for the best.
Q: You said the other day that the dire possibility of a season-ending injury with David Wilson hadn’t been presented to you…
A: No, but that was David. David is very optimistic, very upbeat. He’s that kind of guy. And I also said and you all heard me and you all agreed that he did have a similar injury in college, which he overcame.
Q: Do you think David Baas will be ready for Monday?
A: We’ll see. We’ve got to get him to the practice field first.
Q: He was out there today.
A: Yes, he was.
Q: Is Baas cleared yet?
A: Not quite, but close.
Q: What about Adrien Robinson?
A: He’s just starting. He practiced a little bit today.