Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here is your Giants Morning Report for Friday.
'Wimp' Weston Richburg Back On The Field
When rookie offensive lineman Weston Richburg was carted off the MetLife Stadium turf on Monday night you had to figure he had a serious ankle injury that would sideline him for several weeks. So, it was a bit of a surprise Thursday when Tom Coughlin said Richburg was practicing and expected to be in the lineup Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
"I probably shouldn't have gotten carted off," he said. "I should have walked off. My dad always told me, ‘If you're not dead, get up and walk off.' That's what I should be doing from now on."
Richburg has taken a good deal of grief from his fellow linemen about being carted off when it wasn't necessary, even being called a "wimp."
"Well, I deserve it," Richburg said. "Fortunately, it wasn't a super serious deal. I tried to get out there today and I think I moved well. It's just a little sore, but I should be all right."
From Big Blue View
If you weren't reading Big Blue View on Thursday, you missed a lot. And you have some explaining to do. Here is some of what you missed.
-- A look at why the Giants struggle so mightily to complete passes of longer than 20 yards.
-- Jason Pierre-Paul questioning his teammates' heart.
-- A breakdown of Sunday's match-up against the Seahawks.
-- 'Invictus' talking about how frustrating the Giants can be.
Around The Inter-Google
Corey Washington says his first NFL catches, including his first touchdown, helped him get "my swag back." Now, will those catches earn him some playing time?
Geoff Schwartz says he "was able to do more than I was last week" during Thursday's practice. Schwartz, still on short-term IR due to a dislocated toe suffered in preseason, doesn't know if the Giants will activate him for Sunday's game.
Michael Cox offers more speed than either Andre Williams or Peyton Hillis at the running back spot. Will he see more playing time with the running game struggling?
This post from Field Gulls is both hilarious and embarrassing at the same time, but it is definitely worth reading. Especially if you enjoy a good laugh. Anything that describes Eli Manning as "a long-limbed, dour-faced creature who either has a massive amount of flatus on board, or his face is just stuck that way" deserves to be read.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll believes "You make a terrible mistake underestimating Coach (Tom) Coughlin and what he's able to do with his team. He's been world champion for obvious reasons."