Excerpt: ""New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin took the podium in a lively mood for his weekly press conference and started with a joke about the snow before offering praise for the 1-10 Jacksonville Jaguars, pointing out that they rush the passer extremely well and have the No. 1 ranked redzone defense in the NFL. But before the questions could even begin, he addressed the team's injury issues.
The Giants' pre-practice injury report included the following players: wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (back), defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (calf), defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka (knee), linebackers Jameel McClain (knee) and Jacquian Williams (concussion/shoulder), offensive linemen Justin Pugh (quad), Geoff Schwartz (toe) and Adam Snyder (knee), and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back/hamstring).
Of the players listed on the pre-practice injury report, Coughlin says that Kiwanuka, McClain and Snyder will not practice. Meanwhile, Williams, Pugh and Jenkins will do individuals only. All other players, including Beckham Jr., are scheduled to practice in full.
Speaking of Beckham Jr., Coughlin says the Giants plan to utilize his unique talents as much as possible and continue to feed him more opportunities as he becomes more and more comfortable with the offense and the speed of the league.
"We'll utilize Odell in as many spots as we can so we cause issues for team's defensively," Coughlin said. "He's an extremely talented kids, but progressions don't always necessarily start with No. 13." Read more...