October 25, 2007 New York Giants Injury Report: WR Steve Smith (shoulder) was limited in practice yesterday after fully practicing on Wednesday. WR Plaxico Burress (ankle), HB Derrick Ward (ankle), and SS James Butler (hamstring/ankle) did not practice again.
Notes and Quotes: The Giants held a light practice yesterday at Giants Stadium before boarding their 6:00PM flight to London. The team was schedule to arrive at 6:00AM London-time (1:00AM EST). The Giants will practice today at Chelsea’s soccer training facility at 2:45PM London-time.
Phil Simms on the Giants: “The Giants are absolutely starting to catch the attention of America. They have caught my attention. I am as interested now in the Giants as I am in the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots. They have a flare about them. They are playing an exciting brand of football. They have playmakers all over the field – not just guys who can make plays – guys who can win the game. Plaxico Burress can win a game almost single-handedly. The running backs have been tremendous. They have one of the best pass blocking offensive lines in football. Nobody, nobody, in the NFL can rush the passer better than the New York Giants. I would say to all of the NFC teams, there is a new player out there. It’s pretty amazing that they held together after losing the first two games because the atmosphere going into the season was not good. The press wants Tom Coughlin fired because going to the playoffs in back-to-back years is not good enough.”