After a week long layoff, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin took the podium for his weekly press conference and wasted no time answering questions he already knew were going to be asked. Injuries, injuries, injuries. Same ole', same ole' for the boys in blue.
Despite the bye week, the pre-practice injury report was as full as ever. And, of course, it included several new additions. The VIP's today were, in no particular order: David Baas (ankle/elbow), Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), Domenik Hixon (ankle), Linval Joseph (knee), Kenny Phillips (knee), Keith Rivers (calf/knee), Tyler Sash (ankle), Chris Snee (ankle) and Jacquian Williams (knee).
Of those listed on the pre-practice injury report, only Hixon and Bradshaw will miss practice. Both Phillips and Williams will do individual drills, and if they do well, they may also participate in a more substantial fashion. Everyone else will participate in full.
From there, it was all football … and complete focus on the Green Bay Packers.
"We are coming off a bye, clinging to a very small lead and we need to win football games. … It's a six game season," Coughlin said. "This is a huge game for them, it's a huge game for us."
Coughlin said the team is preparing for the game as if linebacker Clay Matthews will play, adding that every player and coach fully expects him to be "in" on Sunday. He also noted that with or without Matthews, the Packers' defense is far from conservative, noting that they "play all packages and play them well."
But how will the Giants fix what ails them?
"I'm really tired about answering all the questions about what's wrong," Coughlin said.
On to practice!
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