October 22, 2007 New York Giants Injury Report: SS James Butler suffered a hamstring injury against the 49ers on Sunday. “Butler you saw didn’t play after the moderate hamstring strain,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “I have no idea (if he will practice on Tuesday). We are just going to have to wait and see on that one. We are dealing with it and we will see how he responds.”
Coughlin was also asked if HB Brandon Jacobs re-injured his ankle. “Jacobs seemed to come through fine,” said Coughlin. “I think he is in the same, no worse, than he was a week ago. He has got a little bit of an ankle injury that we deal with during the week and then he is able to play on Sunday.”
Notes and Quotes: The Giants leave for England on Thursday afternoon. They will practice on Friday at the Chelsea Training Ground in Cobham, about 20 miles southwest of London. On Saturday, the team will practice at Wembley Stadium. More than 90,000 tickets have been sold for the game on Sunday. Kickoff on Sunday is set for 5:00PM local time in London (1:00PM EST).
DE Michael Strahan on playing the 0-7 Miami Dolphins in London: “We’ve had a few weeks where everyone thought, ‘Oh, this is a letdown,’ but we’ve actually won those games the way we’re supposed to win. We’ve beaten them by margins that show we’re showing up even when people think we’re just going to have this letdown. So for us to go to London, the distractions for us are the same as they’re going to be for the Dolphins. And I know we seem to have a little bit more at stake, as far as our focus, than they do at this point in their season. So I’m hoping that they go over there and get a little caught up and we can stay a little bit more focused and win this game.”
LB Antonio Pierce on playing the Dolphins in London: “It’s scary. We’re going to be crowned as gods and kings and they are going to be crowned as a losing team. I don’t look at it that way. Every team gets a win eventually and I hope we’re not the team to give them their first win…I like where we’re playing because I heard there’s going to be a lot of New York fans there…Hopefully we can turn that stadium blue, and have them chant whatever they chant for soccer teams over there for the Giants.”