Tom Coughlin Presser Highlights

Some snippets from head coach Tom Coughlin’s presser at QDTC this morning…

On if having a Monday game after a Thursday game is like having a bye:
“It’s not a bye week. It was an opportunity for us to be able to have some down time, for the players to recover – fi you will. Hopefully, that’s going to be a plus for us. We worked Monday and now, we’re here in what’s officially a Wednesday for us. We’ve got a few more guys out there and what we’re looking for is the progress thing. You know, from one day to the next with no setbacks.”

On the signing of RB Peyton Hillis:
“Hillis knows the offense. He knows the terminology. That helps a lot. He’s a bigger back…he caught the ball very well in the workout. He’s been around. He’s a veteran football player. We know he can handle the first and second down stuff and hopefully he’ll not be too hard-pressed to pick up the third down stuff as well.”

On Brandon Jacobs: “He’s practicing.”

On his reaction to the suggestion of benching Eli:
“I believe I said if I heard you correctly…’no’….(smiles)…It’s many of the questions I get. You would not want to know what I think, but I just quickly dismissed that question and let’s get on to the next one. He’s the guy. We’re gonna win again with Eli.”

Is there any benefit of sitting Eli for a quarter?
“Not in my opinion. I don’t see it, no.”

On preparing for Josh Freeman. Do you look at tape?
“Sure. And we played him last year. So we have that and we have all the cut ups from that…we’ll know the player.”

On Jon Conner’s pass blocking…can he help?
“Yes, he could. He does give us a security blanket if you will. He’ll be prepared.”

On the pass rush:
“Obviously we don’t have many numbers. We’re not getting to the QB. There are pressures that don’t go without a stat next to them. People do different things and if you want to take the mist recent game, the ball cam out quickly which it does. If you see someone coming and some of the protections are geared to take care of that for the QB. What has to happen for us is we have to do a better job in these one-on-one situations and also be alert. There’s always a chipper around particularly on the one side. Winning that one-on-one operation and beating some of the max protections that we’re facing. Some of our pressure packages – we’re not getting home with some of the speed and timing that we need, so it’s a combination of things.”

On blitzing:
“If you’re gonna bring them, let’s get home. Let’s be a factor. That’s been missing as well.”

On defending Adrien Peterson:
“Gotta get a lot of folks to the ball.”

On a timetable for Andre Brown (IR) and Marcus Kuhn (PUP):
“Bring them along slow. There’s a legitimate window that we would have to follow. If it happens faster, then. fine. But we’re going to move it slow so we can have a chance to get them in the best possible position when we do turn them loose.”

The coach also said that RB Michael Cox was “getting closer” to getting more reps. He has no timetable yet on David Wilson (neck).





29 comments
John Melkun
John Melkun

Ovenchicken is gonna run all over u guys.

tpjm
tpjm

See how BROOKLYN money got NYI in playoffs instead of being out of it by thanksgiving as usual in nassore. (except for a shortened season) Thank God for NYI in BROOKLYN and more money to spend.


Was at a concert in westbury last night. A guy in a Flyers hat and Flyers shirt won a raffled off guitar. The crowd yelled "let's go rangers" at him. There were 20 people there wearing NYR shirts. Not 1 NYI shirt or hat...except for yours truly. Thought I was on LI the home of NYI. Evidently there are much more NYR fans on LI than NYI fans. 


THIS is why NYI is leaving as nobody on LI cares. 


As pro NYI in BROOKLYN as I am Uncle T will be there tomorrow for the dumpiseum's finale. Wouldn't miss it. This is what REAL fans do, not the fakes, phonies, whiners and fraud LIers who kicked their team out and won't go to games in BROOKLYN and want NYI to fail in BROOKLYN so they leave NY for Quebec as they're NEVER coming back to nassore or suffolk. Bring on the playoffs. The REAL fans like me deserve it. The fake fans and apathetic whiners don't.


Thank You Charles B Wang for NYI in playoffs.

John Niemczyk
John Niemczyk

@tpjm  Crooklyn is going to be a disaster that arena SUCKS for hockey

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

You're way too positive to be an SNY blogger.

mrislander
mrislander

Home ice at the Coliseum would still be a huge boost.  Let's go into Pittsburgh tonight and wreck their chances at making the playoffs and get home ice over the Caps.  LGI

millhouse
millhouse

well written, it's time to give shitsburgh some of their owm medicine.

cournoyer
cournoyer

I'd start Neuvirth. Fleury sucks

Scott Weinstein
Scott Weinstein

Call up Poulin for Saturday's game and don't even dress Halak. The playoffs are all about goaltending and we need Jaro healthy and rested and on top of his game.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@Scott Weinstein  There's 3 days between the end of the season and the 1st game of the playoffs.  1 game won't make that huge of a difference.

donjohnson
donjohnson

Im an Isles fan through and through but im nauseous at the way we lucked out and backed into the playoffs.  We are only here because we used to play like a dominant team, speed, neutral zone tenacity, and shots...and now seem confused and disorganized.  We look completely clueless on the powerplay, and its almost painful to watch.  I really hope we throttle the pens and bjs(lol) to at least have something positive to cue in on come the 1st game of the playoffs.

Don22
Don22

@donjohnson Backing in is BS.  They got themselves in position to make the playoffs and the teams BEHIND them couldn't.  They would have clinched the other night with an awesome, furious comeback but were thwarted by a fluke goal.  A FLUKE goal.  


Tonight is a huge game for the Pens.  If the Isles win tonight, then do you still consider it backing in?


I agree we can be concerned about how they have played the last month or so, but enough of the backing in.  It's a fan term.  Nobody in the NHL cares how they got into the playoffs, as long as they got in.  

tag1
tag1

@donjohnson Enough with this backing in nonsense, the Wings have played just as bad as we have the past month or so they lost last night and clinched a playoff spot (24 yrs in a row) you think they care how they got in? How many years have the Isles dropped out of the playoff race in NOVEMBER because of a long losing streak then went on to have a MEANINGLESS winning streak at the end of the year? The Isles are being rewarded for their great first half, take it and hope they can start playing better when the real season starts next week.

ghostfritz
ghostfritz

@tag1 @donjohnson 

right on tag.....the backing in stuff is complete garbage.....some people need to brush up on their sports knowledge....

backing in ..is going to the final game of season and needing help....

winning enough games to clinch before the season ends is not backing in...on top of that at no point was the isles destiny out of their own hands....

in the last few weeks some here have exposed themselves as complete morons not worthy of a response..

Don22
Don22

@tag1 @donjohnson Well said Tag.  Backing In is a fan term.  NHL teams and players couldn't care less how they get into the playoffs.

isles23
isles23

Bottom line, the teams play over 80 games earned them a playoff spot.

isles23
isles23

Frias, guess I should have scrolled down further, my thoughts exactly

topshelf
topshelf

If cappy knew anything (like AV) he would not have rested anyone until there was an X by the islanders. I know people disagree with me but if we lose we will be out coached (or halak chokes). I can see a long playoff run if they emulate the team that played in oct,nov,dec...

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

one flukey goal and now everyone expects halak to choke in the playoffs.  love it 

Logan Monstuart
Logan Monstuart

@slapshot18_rs

Wrong, wrong, wrong. There was noting flukey about it. Halak wasn't set. For months now he has been letting in soft goals, at least one a game. He's awful at clearing the puck, gives up too many rebounds, too often allows pucks to sit around crease.

Goaltending is our biggest concern, then our D. Have no shutdown defenseman. Kills you in the playoffs.

topshelf
topshelf

I wasn't saying he is going to choke, I said if....big difference. And I don't think he will!

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@topshelf Well now that there is an "x" by the Isles name- i guess resting those players the last few weeks looks like a pretty good idea- eh? 

Good to see with 2 games left in the season, your catching up to stuff the head coach knew weeks ago..

jt91
jt91

Now close the season out on a high note and eliminate the Pens!

Sean Ahearn
Sean Ahearn

Now they need to learn to up their game.