The return of Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to practice on Thursday after missing the previous day with a sprained left knee could only bode well for his on-field rapport with quarterback Eli Manning.
“Your back is against the wall,” Coughlin said. “You don’t have any choice. What we really want is right there for us. There is only one way to get it, and it’s not like playing like we did (on Sunday).”
He could have beaten up his team over their up-and-down play. Rather he’s told the Giants, who hold a one-game lead in the NFC East at 7-5, they have to win their final four games.
The Saints’ four-headed rushing attack could cause problems for the Giants on Sunday.
The New York Giants have activated defensive tackle Chris Canty for Sunday’s NFC East game against Washington.
Coming off its best performance of the season, the Giants’ defense also may get a boost for its showdown against rookie sensation Robert Griffin III.
You can be sure the Niners and their fans will be out for revenge on Sunday. Not that Giants coach Tom Coughlin is too concerned.
The eight-year veteran never said he disagreed with the move that will sideline him for at least six games. The 29-year-old lineman, however, made it clear on Monday that the Giants and their medical staff decided that his surgically repaired knee needed more time to heal.
Giants have placed defensive tackle Chris Canty and tight end Travis Beckum on the reserve-physically unable to perform list in getting their roster to 75 players.
With defensive tackle Chris Canty still on the physically unable to perform list and veteran Rocky Bernard battling knee issues, the Giants were already thin on the D-line. Well, their depth just got worse.
The Giants are holding their final training camp practice at the University at Albany on Tuesday, a day after coach Coughlin unleashed his new annual T-shirt mantra for the season.
The four-year veteran will be limited for his first three workouts. His first could be Tuesday.
“A lot of people want to see what I can do on the field and I have to go out there and prove I can play at this level,” said Austin, who did most of his rehabilitation at the team’s headquarters in New Jersey.
Chris Canty doesn’t how when doctors will allow him to take part in training camp with the Super Bowl champion New York Giants.
Tom Coughlin is approaching this the only way he can – by telling his players that the Super Bowl season is over.