Nov 282006

November 27, 2006 New York Giants Injury Report: The Giants hope to have DE Osi Umenyiora (hip flexor) and LB Brandon Short (quad) back for the upcoming game against Dallas. DE Michael Strahan (foot) will also likely begin individual drills this week at practice, but is unlikely to play. The team is also less certain about the availability of CB Corey Webster (toe) and CB Sam Madison (hamstring). “We’re looking to have Osi and Brandon Short,” Head Coach Tom Coughlin said. “We’re looking to advance Michael Strahan and we’ll see how he does. Webster – we’ll know more Wednesday, probably, than we do today.”

Safety Jason Bell fractured a bone in his arm against the Titans, but continued to play in that game and is expected to play against Dallas. “Well, we’ll see,” Coughlin said. “They’re going to come up with a device they hope will allow that bone to stay in one piece. He played pretty much the whole game like that.”

TE Jeremy Shockey (dislocated ring finger) should play against Dallas.

Notes and Quotes: Under the NFL’s new flexible scheduling policy, the Giants-Panthers game on December 10th will remain a 1:00PM game.

MLB Antonio Pierce on the players-only meeting that was held yesterday at the Meadowlands: “It was a good meeting. There was good communication, and it was good for people to hear certain things from certain people — especially for our younger guys. If we were in there bickering, yelling, screaming and cussing and going into a rage and a tirade, that’s not a good example. We’re trying to help our younger guys who are trying to help us win right now…The message was that it’s a five-game season and every goal that we want is still reachable. And as far as this week, guys need to be accountable, guys need to get things off their chest, guys need to be more focused, guys need to do what was said. It’s basically what was said when we were 1-2: If you think you’re doing well enough to help us win right now, then you need to look at yourself again.”

General Manager Ernie Accorsi on whether or not Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s job is in jeopardy: “It’s a natural question to ask. Right now he’s 6-5 and tied for a wild-card spot. Obviously, I don’t think that’s even a consideration…I think Tom Coughlin is a terrific coach. He’s won everywhere he has been; he won last year. We’re in the middle of a pennant race. We’ve got a chance. We’re battling for a playoff berth, and he’s got a chance to make the playoffs two years in a row.”

Pierce on Coughlin: “I think he’s doing a good job. I back the guy. I don’t think guys are quitting to the point where you’re saying, ‘Well, he doesn’t have control of this team.’ That’s not been the case. He’s got guys who just didn’t make plays at the right time and guys making mistakes. He can coach, but he can’t play.”

DE Michael Strahan on WR Plaxico Burress, who appeared to give up on the play where QB Eli Manning was first intercepted against the Titans: “You can’t give up, you can’t quit. You’re not just quitting on yourself, you’re quitting on us. We’ve worked too hard to have that type of stuff happen. I don’t quite understand what his lack of motivation is in those situations. But I’m going to try to see what it is and if I can talk to him about it. He’s too great of a player to look at him and say, ‘He’s a quitter.'”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Eric Kennedy

Eric Kennedy is Editor-in-Chief of, a publication of Big Blue Interactive, LLC. Follow @BigBlueInteract on Twitter.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.