Tom Coughlin Transcript, 07.29.12

A: Good afternoon. That's grass. It's real grass. It smells like grass. You see something that looks like blue, which is nice. It's nice to be outside. Otherwise, it was a day in which... It was the first time that we got some people moving and forgetting about the elements and that type of thing, and just practicing. We got a little something done.

Q: Tom, how's Boley?

A: He's got a little hamstring. I don't know how long he'll be. Couple days, I'm sure.

Q: Rivers?

A: Same thing. It's just a little hamstring.

Q: Any MRI results for Trattou?

A: Sounds like they were doing it tonight. So, I don't know any more than they do.

Q: Tom, Terrell was icing his knee at the end of practice. That's standard operating procedure?

A: Probably going to be. I'm sure he's going through making sure that he feels confident in himself. He does pretty much everything, but I'm sure he's going to have some doubts when he wants to make sure that he's strong and confident.

Q: What kinds of things are you looking for out of your cluster of receivers?

A: Who are the best? Who can do the most things? Who will be the best compliment to what we do have? Who can we count on to be physical as a blocker in the run game? Right now, I think the one thing we're struggling against the press, which is not unusual. We haven't had much of it. We can't do it in the spring, because it's against the rules. So, the first time you get these young guys in there, in press situations, is in training camp. They need the work, though.

Q: The early return on Greg Jones moving to the outside, looked pretty good to me.

A: He's practiced well. He's practiced well for a couple of days. Ever since camp opened, he's practiced well, he's run well. He appears to be around the ball.

Q: What was the thought behind moving him from inside to outside?

A: He can play inside. He can play outside.

Q: Tom, Prince had said, I know it's different you, but he said this was a big day for him because he didn't make it ..... training camp. How good is it to see him out there, it's early, but to see him out there?

A: Well, it looks like he got through it. That's a good thing.

Q: Tom, does Herzlich look a lot more like a guy ready for the NFL than he was last year when he was an undrafted guy?

A: He moves, he's moving well, he's focused and physical. He was that last year. You could never get him off the field, practice or anything else. He doesn't appear to have any issue other than wanting to have more time on the field.

Q: He said he's leaner. He's the same weight but leaner, more quick, he feels. Do you see anything out there that makes you think he is?

A: We'll see, we'll see.

Q: He talked about his pass coverage too, that he's a lot more comfortable in that department. Does that look evident to you too?

A: He is seeing more. He's just seen more. He's got a little bit of feeling where to go, how to react, and what he's supposed to be doing and when you make adjustments he can pick it up. He can relate to it.

RE: Victor Cruz practicing hard...

A: It's the only way he knows. It's the only thing he knows. He's got a lot of pride and he's willing to practice. Practice hard and try to make himself better and he is certainly going to build the confidence of his quarterback, that's for sure.

Q: Tom, overall are you happy with the effort? It sounded like guys needed to be told to wake up a little earlier.

A: I thought the effort was good. I thought the morning, the start of practice was a little quiet, but then I thought it really picked up, so it's not the effort. I thought effort was good it definitely got better as the day went on.

Q: When are you going to increase the contact?

A: Tomorrow

Q: Tom, seems to be a lot of personality, an outgoing group in the secondary.... Is that a good thing?

A: How do they play? Are they playing O.K? That will be the way we judge that. Gregarious guys that play well is a good thing. Gregarious guys that don't play so well, that will not be a good thing.

Q: Do you like what you see in Martellus Bennett?

A: He made a couple of plays today. Just to see him out there healthy and running.

Q: Can you really judge him as a blocker before the (contact)

A: Not yet. Not yet. He's a big strong kid though. He's got long arms. He can get in position. He's shown me nothing to make me think otherwise. Let's just say we got a ways to go.

Q: Is tomorrow a big day for the running game with the pads?

A: Everyday is a big day. It's not a question of what you're wearing or... You got a total full take on installation. Brand new stuff every day. There's only fifteen days. So every day is a big day. Everyday. There won't be any... Some days we'll see with pads or we'll get some more physical work, but it's been pretty physical. These drills out here have been... Today was a day in which I said, I think they got on in the grass.... They saw the grass is good. We don't have any of that worry about the field that we're on or what have you. It's football now let's go and get ourselves advanced a little bit as a team. I think they did advance a little bit today.

Q: Is Randle O.K?

A: He's tired. He just ran out of gas I think.

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