NY Giants News, Rumors: Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr.
The New York Giants crushed the Titans this weekend, and they’ll play at home against the Washington Redskins next Sunday. Here’s some of the latest buzz:
Coughlin’s future being evaluated
Coach Tom Coughlin most likely won’t be fired before the season is over, but the Giants’ management are evaluating his progress this season.
In an interview a few days ago, Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said that he doesn’t “blame Tom Coughlin.
“I think it’s unfair to blame one individual,” Tisch said, according to Newsday. “That’s totally unacceptable. Tom has been very gracious saying ‘Blame me, blame me, blame me.’ I don’t blame Tom Coughlin. I don’t blame any single player. It’s just been a very frustrating year. We’ve had a lot of injuries . . . with starters, with key players, with captains. It’s been a tough, tough year. But we’re going to get it right.”
With no heir apparent to Coughlin’s long and mostly successful tenure with the Giants, the owners might have to give him another shot.
“We’ll look at what needs to be changed, what needs to be adjusted, what needs to be fixed and what positions both on the playing field and in the coaching staff need to be replaced,” Tisch added.
Manning has no injuries
The Giants downplayed the notion that Eli Manning might be hurt after he didn’t appear for the last two snaps against the Titans and spending extra time in the trainer’s room.
“I think he’s sore and had some ice [after the game],” Coughlin said Monday, according to NJ.com. “That is probably what he was doing. There really hasn’t been any report to me on anything like [an injury]. … “It’s normally just maintenance for him. I’m not speaking out of turn, I don’t know a lot about anything else and nobody seems to be overly concerned.”
Manning has started 175 straight games since 2004–the current league leader.
“Everything’s good, just kind of my normal procedures after a game,” Manning said on Monday, according to the NY Post. “I was getting some ice like I do most games, I didn’t think about it much, I just kind of hung out there a little bit longer. I was celebrating, kind of laughing with the trainers and some players were in there just kind of talking. … I did an interview with [Giants radio voice] Bob Papa, so that kind of took some time. I ended up being in there longer than usual just kind of enjoying the win and taking my time.
Beckham has ‘greatest catch’
Former Giants WR David Tyree, who made one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history, said that rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr. made “the greatest catch I’ve ever witnessed” in the loss against the Dallas Cowboys a few weeks ago.
“It’s a great thing that we can have those discussions, talking about making great plays. Unfortunately, (Beckham’s catch against the Cowboys) didn’t come in the right context, but it’s definitely worthy of all merits and discussions,” he told the New York Daily News.
He added: “The truth is, he could do something better, probably,” Tyree said. “I don’t know. The ceiling is very, very high for the young man.”
“In all honesty, you try to wait to say things like this, but he’s the most talented football player I’ve ever seen in my life. Talents only take you so far, but he has the desire. He has the heart. He enjoys the game. He loves the game. He loves going to work. So the potential and what could be and what should be is fantastic. We just have to keep him humble and keep him hungry.”
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