Brandon Myers is apparently tired of hearing about the Giants' 27-21 Week 6 loss to the Chicago Bears, in which Myers had a high throw from Eli Manning go through his hands and turn into an interception. A catch would have set the Giants up at about Chicago's 15-yard line with slightly more than two minutes remaining.' tight end
"I was waiting for someone to bring the Chicago game up. It’s weekly," said an apparently annoyed Myers when the game was mentioned to him on Thursday.
Myers was a target for reporters because he missed practice with an apparent groin injury. Myers, in his first year with the Giants after signing as a free agent, has a disappointing 34 receptions after having 79 with the Oakland Raiders last season. He has had 11 in the past three weeks, however, a sign that he and Manning are finally finding a comfort level.
"You just kind of do what the coaches tell you and when your number is called, just be ready to make a play," Myers said. "The last few weeks we've connected and we've made a few first downs and a couple touchdowns. You just kind of hope to build off that, just keep going one game at a time and then build on it."
Myers said he expects to practice on Friday.
Tom Quinn talks kickoff return
A year ago David Wilson set a Giants' record with 1,536 yards returning kickoffs. This year, Wilson returned only nine kicks before going on IR with a neck injury. Jerrel Jernigan and Michael Cox have handled the returns and as a team the Giants are averaging only 20.4 yards per return after averaging 26.2 yards last season.
Cox, a rookie, has handled the returns in recent weeks. Quinn says the blocking has been the main issue, not anything Cox has or has not done.
"We didn’t finish one block on a kickoff return [last week vs. Washington] or he could have had a pretty good return, so we’ve got to work on finishing blocks," Quinn said."There's a bunch of new blockers. I think we blocked it well for him [Wilson] last year and he's obviously a tremendous talent, so that helps, and then when you have a tremendous talent back there a lot of times you block a little bit longer, a little bit harder.
"We just haven't got into a groove with it. It's been frustrating. We felt the last two to three weeks there's been some opportunities here and there to get something started and you're one block away. So we're focusing on just finishing our blocks and doing our job to hopefully get some field position for the offense."
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