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Giants vs. Chargers: McAdoo — Chargers Don’t Look Like 0-4 Team

Giants coach previews Sunday’s game

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Earlier this week, New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo said the film “verifies” why the Giants are 0-4. Wednesday, the Giants coach said of Sunday’s opponent, the 0-4 Los Angeles Chargers, that “their film is better than their record.”

Here are a few other takeaways from McAdoo’s Wednesday press briefing.

On Chargers defensive ends Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram ...

“Yeah, the tackles have a huge challenge this week, but it’s not just the tackles. Whether it’s the tight ends who are helping or the backs who are helping, the guard sliding to them. The quarterback in the pass game has to be tied to it. Everybody has to be on the same page. The tackles do have to play well this week.”

On whether Bobby Hart, who hasn’t played since leaving after two snaps in Week 2, will be back at right tackle ...

“I felt it was best to give Bobby a full week of practice and see how he does with a full week of practice this week. ... There’s a chance (he will play Sunday). He’s out there competing for the right tackle spot, yes. He had a good practice today.”

On rookie running back Wayne Gallman, who debuted last Sunday ...

“Wayne’s a young player who plays fast. I think you saw the speed when he jumped onto the field. He has electricity in his game. He’s a talented, young player. He has a lot to learn, but he’s very, very willing and works hard at it.”

On why the Giants have struggled covering tight ends ...

“I think our corners are good players. I think our safeties are good players. I think we’ve played some good tight ends that create matchup problems. Their yards per catch isn’t outrageous, but they do have some completions against us. I think it’s more than just targets, it’s completions.”

On whether struggling cornerback Eli Apple has lost any confidence ...

“I haven’t seen him flinch, I haven’t seen him flinch. He’s playing the ball better in the air. He needs to continue to compete at a high level. He needs to give it up on the practice field, that carries over to games.”