WATCH: Coach Tom Coughlin updates injuries and talks prep for #Giants vs. Bills http://t.co/6FiMPDOmaW— New York Giants (@Giants) September 30, 2015
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin Wednesday said that Sunday's opponent, the Buffalo Bills has "an outstanding array of talent, both defensively and offensively," and they they are "for sure" a Rex Ryan-type team.
"We have a lot of things to defend, a lot of things to prepare for," Coughlin said.
Here are more takeaways from Coughlin's press conference.
Injury updates -- Victor Cruz will be limited
Wide receiver Victor Cruz, expected to play Sunday for the first time since suffering a torn patellar tendon in Week 6 of the 2014 season, will be "limited" in practice Wednesday and Thursday as he works his way back.
Coughlin said that tight ends Daniel Fells (ankle) and Jerome Cunningham (knee) won't practice on Wednesday. Coughlin did say he believes Fells will be ready to play on Sunday. Rookie left tackle Ereck Flowers, who missed Thursday's game against the Washington Redskins with an ankle injury, will practice.
Tyrod Taylor a multiple threat
Coughlin called Buffalo's Tyrod Taylor "an outstanding quarterback" and acknowledged that Taylor (17 carries, 96 yards) is "also a running threat." Coughlin said Taylor "does an outstanding job with the deep ball."
"He is a force to have to defend," Coughlin said.
Coughlin said the Giants will have to defend the zone read, something they have struggled with in the past.
On Eli Manning's zero interceptions
Quarterback Eli Manning doesn't have an interception if the first three games, covering 108 pass attempts.
"I see a guy working hard to take care of the ball," Coughlin said.
On the Giants' running game
The Giants are averaging just 3.6 yards per carry in the first three games, with 280 yards on 76 carries. That includes three carries for 31 yards by Manning and one for 11 yards by Dwayne Harris.
"We're working hard to block the run consistently," Coughlin said. "It's not as well defined as you'd like it to be, and quite frankly we had two balls that should have come out a week ago. You've gotta step through some arms or run through some arms on occasion, as well."
On the Giants' struggles in pass defense
The Giants have given up a league-worst 335.7 yards per game against the pass.
"We continue to work on these type of things, being a little bit tighter in coverage, doing a better job of recognition underneath, our roles, having our disguise package continue to improve, all those type of things," Coughlin said.
Bills' defensive line a "significant challenge"
The Bills are first the league in rushing defense and Coughlin pointed out Buffalo has led the league in sacks for two straight years.
"They're good, they're physical, they've got good size, they can rush the passer, they can defend the run, the linebacker corps has done an outstanding job, the middle 'backer had two interceptions the other day, one for a touchdown. That's a pretty good day's work," Coughlin said.