Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here is your Giants Morning Report for this Tuesday.
Justin Pugh: 'Plan' is to play vs. Cowboys
Right tackle Justin Pugh lasted eight snaps Sunday vs. the San Francisco 49ers before his quad gave out and he had to give way to Charles Brown. That was a complete disaster for the Giants, and Pugh hopes to avoid that Sunday night vs. the Dallas Cowboys.
"That (playing) is my plan, that is what I want to do. I don't want to sit out, you hate being out there when you feel like you could do something to help the team win," Pugh said.
Pugh said he originally injured the quad before the Seattle game but "thought there would be no reason" why he wouldn't be fine on Sunday. His leg, however, gave out on the first play of the second offensive series.
"It was feeling fine and then it is totally different being in practice where you can kind of baby it a little bit. Once you get out there in full pads, obviously, it was a different ball game," Pugh said.
Rashad Jennings: Put the blame on me
Rashad Jennings said he came out of Sunday's game, his first since Week 5, with "no setbacks" to his knee. Jennings carried 18 times for 59 yards, and blamed himself for the ineffectiveness of the running game.
"Running backs didn't get enough yards. I told you, man, I am never going to change that. As long as I am here, as long as I play ball, if the running game is successful, it is because of the offensive line, quarterback putting us in the right place, tight ends and receivers blocking downfield, and if it is not successful, it is because the back is not making the yardage, period," Jennings said.
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"When you do the things that they've been doing, giving up a lot of points, turning the ball over ... you know, you are not going to win in the NFL. It doesn't make any difference then who is coaching," said Parcells, who was the first coach in NFL history to lead four different teams to the playoffs. "The team is not very good and everybody is upset and that's just what happens."
The timing of the losing streak likely will lead to rampant speculation about Coughlin's future, especially since the Giants started 0-6 last season before finishing 7-9, and likely will miss the playoffs for the third straight season since winning the franchise's fourth Super Bowl title in 2011.
Parcells said even though many fans and media members are calling for change, he remains steadfast in his belief in Coughlin.
"I have a lot of faith in Tom and I have a lot of faith in the Giants organization. And I have a very strong rooting interest for them, so you are asking the wrong guy," Parcells said.
Tom Coughlin should retire and leave the Giants on his terms | Politi | NJ.com
Coughlin, at 68, isn't the guy for what looks to be a massive overhaul in East Rutherford.