Will he play or won't he? New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin on Friday would not offer any definitive information on whether or not defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul would make his 2015 debut Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"The decision with JPP, everything is positive, we're not going to make that decision. Tomorrow we'll have a brief workout and we'll go from there. I've been pleased with what I've seen this week," Coughlin said. "We'll make the decision tomorrow."
If you want to take it as a hint in regards to which way this will go, Coughlin did say Pierre-Paul has "done everything we've asked him to do and we're very positive about it."
The Giants don't have to officially make a roster move to activate Pierre-Paul until 4 p.m. ET Saturday.
Here are a few other takeaways from Coughlin's Friday presser.
On reserve middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley
With Jon Beason out again and Uani 'Unga questionable, the veteran Brinkley may be in line for a second straight start. Things, obviously, didn't go well last week against the New Orleans Saints.
"He definitely has gotten some extended play time under his belt, so that's a positive thing," Coughlin said. "He was brought here as a linebacker who had played at this level, and we certainly look forward to him improving with the more opportunities he gets, not only from scrimmage but also in special teams play."
On Damontre Moore
Doghouse? What doghouse?
"He's not in the doghouse," Coughlin said. "That decision, we're not talking about that decision, that's between he and I. If we has a suit, he's got to contribute. That's basically what it is."
On his inexperienced tight ends
Coughlin praised rookie Will Tye.
"I think he continues to get better. He's done a nice job when called upon as a young player. He obviously can handle it, so he's going to have extended time," Coughlin said.
He also said the Giants won't scale back their game plan because of the inexperience of Tye and Jerome Cunningham.
"They've had a solid week of coaching and preparation," Coughlin said. "It all depends on the opposition, it's not going to be them. Anything you see which is done structurally different will be done because of the Tampa Bay defense, what we feel is appropriate for the Tampa Bay defense."
On the recovery of Prince Amukamara
There was some hope that Amukamara, out with a pectoral injury, would play this week. That is not going to be the case.
"He needs more time. This was to get him going and to be able to give him a week where he could maneuver and cover and so on and so forth, without any real contact," Coughlin said. "He's had a nice week of that and we'll continue."