New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin took the podium for his weekly press conference in a relatively humorous mood considering the loss on Sunday, but wasted no time diving right into the injury report — something that has become the norm for his press conferences.
The Giants' pre-practice injury report included the following players: running back Brandon Jacobs (knee), wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (Abdomen), defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (Shoulder) and cornerbacks Terrell Thomas (Knee), Corey Webster (Ankle) and Trumaine McBride (Groin).
Of the players listed on the pre-practice injury report, Jacobs, JPP, Thomas and McBride will not practice. The good news is that both Nicks and Webster will "try" to practice.
"Injuries are unfortunately a part of our game, but we have to go forward with the guys we have," Coughlin said.
As it relates to JPP, Coughlin says his shoulder injury is something that will need monitoring for the remainder of the season and that it's "questionable" he'll be able to return to full strength this year.
The obvious next question was, "well, then what about Damontre Moore?"
As we've speculated all season long, Coughlin hints that Moore's lack of defensive snaps stems from his inability to make the proper pre-snap adjustments. The coach added that the team doesn't want to see, nor can they afford the same mistakes the rookie made throughout the preseason.
"We're trying [to get him more playing time]; trying to make sure he's prepared for adjustments," Coughlin said, adding of Moore's struggles "It's real; it's a fact we're dealing with."
Finally, in regards to Sunday's game, Coughlin says he "thinks" the team is ready to go out and fight hard; to attempt to rebound after a crushing loss on Sunday.
"I think so. They're looking forward to the opportunity to respond," Coughlin says.
And with that, it was time for practice.
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