What did New York Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin think of Tuesday's training camp practice against the Cincinnati Bengals. Coughlin said it was "good to get work against another team" and that "things went well" in terms of how the teams worked with each other.
Here is some of Coughlin's post-practice press conference.
Q: Tom, what did you think of the work you got done?
A: It's good to get to work against another team. Both teams did a good job of making sure that, although they were fast and crisp, for the most part kept the piles to a minimum and did a good job that way. I thought the initial special teams drills were good. Then I picked my spots the rest of the way. But it's good to work against the Bengals. Marvin (Lewis) did a very good job of preparing his team for this and our guys came in and did a nice job as well.
Q: Tom, how is it important that you and Marvin seem simpatico? It has to be a guy you trust.
A: It has to be someone you trust because obviously there is an awful lot at stake when you work but it is good for your team to work against someone else, the intensity goes up a notch and they realize all the drills are meant for their own improvement and to get a handle on where your team exactly is. I think from that standpoint, I thought the Bengals did a good job preparing for us and things went well.
Q: Tom, has (Jayron) Hosley looked very different to you on the outside this year? I know he's been on the inside for a little while.
A: I'm hoping. He certainly came back in excellent condition and I think he's very serious about it right now and he's trying and he senses this is a critical, critical camp for him. We're all hoping he comes through in the fashion we thought of him when we drafted him.
Q: What do you think of your offensive line from here?
A: Well, that's what I want to look at.
Q: A lot of the things the Bengals were talking about looking forward to going against players like Eli and Odell, how do you think that turned out today as you watched?
A: Well, obviously both teams are going into their first preseason game so you're operating with just what you have in up or not from the development, what we're doing offensively. I thought it was -- for Eli to get out there with pressure and recognizing where the pressure is coming from, adjusting the cover protections, signaling the receivers different kinds of plays, so on and so forth. I think that's good.
Q: I'm sure you know what happened in the Jets locker room today. Have you ever heard anything like that?
A: I'm trying to make sure that our locker room is very, very -- it's a disappointing and sad thing. That's all I can tell you.
The two teams will practice together again on Wednesday, and will play their preseason opener on Friday night. Check Cincy Jungle for the Bengals' perspective.