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New York Giants news, 12/22: Davis Webb gets more first-team work

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Rookie quarterback Davis Webb got a half-dozen first-team reps for the second straight day on Thursday as the New York Giants continued preparations for Sunday’s Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan said Webb “did a good job,” but also added that he doesn’t feel pressured to get the team’s third-round pick ready for game action.

“The only focus in terms of pressure that I would say that I feel is trying to get ready to beat Arizona. Trying to do some things on offense where, you know, we’re constantly trying to find a balance, trying to find the right formula to be successful,” Sullivan said. “So, he’s done a great job. He’s worked very hard and he’s had those opportunities that really is two-fold. Allows him to get a little bit of development, but also gives us a chance to see where he’s at.”

Interim coach Steve Spagnuolo, who was thrown into the Webb discussion when he replaced the fired Ben McAdoo three weeks ago, admitted figuring out how to proceed with the rookie hasn’t been easy.

“I take it day-to-day. Use the input. Use the resources. Ask the offensive coaches and that’s how we’ve gone about it to this point,” Spagnuolo said. “That’s what got us to trying to get these 12 reps. The speed reps are against the defense. So, it’s good stuff. It’s good work.”

Spagnuolo added that he didn’t know if Webb would be ready to play in the season finale against the Washington Redskins.

Snacks won’t forget Pro Bowl snubs

Damon Harrison was again snubbed this year by Pro Bowl voters despite continuing to be perhaps the league’s best run-defending defensive tackle. Harrison admitted Thursday that the lack of recognition bugs him.

“Yeah it definitely does because I go out there and I give it my all and not to get that recognition, no matter how small or great, that’s something that I’ll never forget,” he said.

Harrison said coming off the field in pass-rush situations probably hurts how he is viewed.

“I think if I played more on third down than possibly, but the scheme is not fit for me to be in on third down and that’s what they ask me to do,” he said.

Quinn falls on his sword

After having a punt, field goal and extra point blocked Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, special teams coordinator Tom Quinn didn’t mince words about the performance.

“It’s awful. It’s awful. Its’s more than that, you’ve got the blocked punt that led to a touchdown. I feel awful,” he said. “Poor fundamentals and that’s on me. So, I’ve got to get that corrected. The PAT, we missed that and then we ended up chasing those points all game, which makes it really tough to play. I thought the offense, defense played their butts off and we didn’t come through.”

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