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Coughlin Corner: 'Two steps forward, one back' for offense

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Coughlin talks about Sunday practice.


Here are a few highlights from Tom Coughlin's post-practice press conference following Sunday's fifth practice of New York Giants training camp.

[Yes, the video comes from BBV community member 'Pierre-Paul & Merry.' It gives you a little look at some of the passing work that went on and is really excellent stuff.]

On what he thought of the first practice in pads.

"It started well. Kinda tapered off there towards the end."

On whether the inability of Odell Beckham Jr. to practice because of his hamstring was "disappointing."

"It's more than that. We're trying to put a team together. We saw too much of that in the spring. Be nice to get him back practicing.

"He actually looks pretty good out there moving around, catching the ball, he doesn't favor anything. Just hoping it's a real short amount of time.

"They're not going to let him go if he's in danger of hurting himself. I can stand there and fight all I want, but it's not gonna happen. When they feel he can go and not be at risk of re-occurring injury they'll let him go."

On the progress of the offense.

"Two steps forward, one back. We have some time, so we're going to take full advantage of those opportunities. The more we can stay together, keep working, keep people healthy the progress will come. Small gains as I say, but it'll come.

"There were parts of this drill today that were very good. It takes time. Got a lot of people working for the first time together, too."