New York Giants assistant coaches are only available to the media once each regular season, during the bye week. That availability came today. Here are some of the highlights, including the news that Damontre Moore is in line for an increase in playing time.
Defensive line coach Robert Nunn on Damontre Moore, who played only nine snaps on Sunday:
"The last two games we have not created a lot of pass rush situations, so his numbers have been limited. Damontré needs to continue to improve and continue to stay focused on what we are doing on first and second down. He can do it. He is a lighter body, not ideal, but he can play it. He has to stay focused and continue to improve in that area and he will get more at-bats.
"[Moore] knows where he has to improve. I see it at times. He has to be consistent and be focused on first and second down and knowing what we are doing. He has made improvement in that area. If he continues to do that, he is going to get more reps. Especially with Cullen [Jenkins] going down, he is going to have those opportunities with our pass rush and when he does, he has to produce. Your production is going to determine how much playing time you are going to get."
Nunn on what the Giants can do to improve the pass rush, other than try to get Moore on the field more often:
"The number one thing we've gotta do is play the run better. and those opportunities will show up. We've got guys that can rush the passer. We've gotta create more opportunities."
Offensive line coach Pat Flaherty on the inconsistency of the offensive line:
"I see some things that are head-scratching, and we have to eliminate the head scratches. We have to be able to be more consistent, not only in the run game but also in the pass protection."
Running backs coach Craig Johnson on Andre Williams:
"He's done a good job with his pass protection, which I was concerned about because he wasn't asked to do that much in the past and a better job of catching the ball. He's obviously a heavy load, you've seen him a couple times move guys out of the hole. He's a work in process. He's not a finished product yet.
"I'm really excited about his future. I think he's starting to learn and grow. I have a very strong conviction about him as a runner. I think time will tell ... he's got a lot of tools."
Johnson on the struggling running game:
"We’re going to continue to try to strive to make sure the backs and the linemen are on the same page to make sure we have the right timing so we can have an effective run game. That is a work in process and it will be."
Linebackers coach Jim Herrmann said Devon Kennard, who saw his first meaningful action last week as he is finally healthy following a hamstring injury :did some good things:"
"He’s got a great personality. He wants to be great. I think we’ll see some really good things out of him. He’s what you want."
Secondary coach Peter Giunta said that cornerback Prince Amukamara learned to juggle during the offseason to improve his hands:
"He’s been healthy the past two seasons and when you don’t miss any time and you’re able to go out and practice and get better every week that’s what happens. It’s a tribute to him. He’s worked very very hard in the offseason. He’s doing everything he can to make himself a better football player and become one of the top corners in the league."
Keep checking this post for updates. Also, some additional posts will come from these as the Giants make the transcripts of the full interviews available.
Wide receivers coach Sean Ryan on the lack of playing time for Corey Washington:
Sean Ryan on Corey Washington: "We need consistent plays, and when he gets to that point, then he'll earn reps in the games."— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) October 21, 2014
Sean Ryan on Corey Washington: "I understand outside perspective: you gotta let him do it. We go to practice every day. Guys earn reps."— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) October 21, 2014