EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Here a few quick takeaways from Tom Coughlin's meeting with reporters following Wednesday's training camp practice at Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
Injuries, injuries, injuries. Coughlin is always asked about injuries and the way he and the Giants approach treating and preventing them. Today it came up when Coughlin was asked about whether or not the Giants would try to limit middle linebacker Jon Beason as they prepare for the season.
"Everybody's gotta get ready to play," Coughlin said. "You know what, we've taken every precaution, scientific precaution. Anything that's there, been discovered in our game by virtue of all the things we've looked at we're doing. OK? So now we've gotta go on the field and when we're on the field unfortunately some things happen. I don't have any other explanation."
First padded practice "sluggish"
There weren't exactly a whole lot of highlights during Wednesday's practice. The action was sloppy with a lot of incompletions and a lot of pressure on the quarterbacks.
"It was kind of sluggish, as it usually is the first time in full pads," Coughlin said. "They've got to learn how to handle that, and they will."
Offensive line assessment
Coughlin thought there was "some good, some bad" from the line.
"There were better runs than there were anything else. That's something that you want to build on," Coughlin said.
More on the throwing contest
As we know, Coughlin's assessment o the wide receiver vs. defensive backs throwing contest at the end of practice is that "it wasn't pretty."
Here is a little more.
"They all tried to kick field goals with the ball, throw the ball up in the air. Take the ball and zing it!," Coughlin said. "It was an eye-opener."
The plan for Cincinnati
Coughlin said he and Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis worked out the plan for next week's joint practices in the spring. One practice will be fully padded, the other will be in uppers.