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Giants’ OC Mike Kafka downplays big day passing vs. Minnesota Vikings

Takeaways from Kafka’s Thursday media availability

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There are some who have been making a big deal out of the New York Giants throwing for more than 300 yards last Saturday against the Minnesota Vikings, only the second time this year they have done so. Offensive coordinator Mike Kafka isn’t one of them.

“I think every week’s different,” Kafka said. “I think every week you just got to go through and evaluate what you think the defense is going to present you and put together the best plan you can do in both the pass and the run game.

Here are some other takeaways from Kafka’s Thursday media availability.

On whether he wants to be a head coach someday ...

“Absolutely. You aspire to want to be a head coach. But really, that’s not really at the front of my mind at all. I’m focused on this week. All that stuff will take care of itself.”

On being on the cusp of the playoffs ...

“I think it’s just been a great journey to go through this season. The ups and the downs – you’re always trying to improve on things you’ve done in the past. This week is really no different. Last week, didn’t get an opportunity to get it done so we got to go back to the drawing board and figure out ways how we can tighten up things that we didn’t do so well and continue to build on all the good that we did last week.”

On the Ben Bredeson/Nick Gates left guard rotation ...

“I think it keeps both of those guys fresh. They do a great job, really, throughout the week of practice too of communicating. Make sure they see the looks and talking about the looks. The rotation, I think, has benefited both of those guys.

“We talk about it – and again, every week is different, it doesn’t say we may or may not do this week and it’s something we talk about with (head coach Brian Daboll) Dabs and (offensive line coach) Bobby (Johnson) and how we want to roll those guys. It worked last week, and I think they did a nice job with it and kind of getting into the flow of the game. We’ll continue to evaluate this week.”