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Friday Transcript: Head Coach Tom Coughlin

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/2/2015 3:20 pm
Head Coach Tom Coughlin

October 2, 2015

Q: Youíve got four guys out for Sunday?

A: (yes)

Q: What was it with Robert Ayers? He just wasnít able to get going this week? Was it a setback when he got back out there that first day?

A: It was the end of the week, like I told you. He just strained it three-quarters of the way through the (Wednesday) practice. It set him back. So with an injury like that, weíre trying to get him over.

Q: Can you handicap Ereck Flowersí chances of playing Sunday?

A: You know, he was better. He was better yesterday and seems to be a little better today. Weíll put our heads together on that one, for sure.

Q: When you look at the Bills, maybe you were asked this earlier in the week, I apologize if you were. Do you look at everything? Are they more the team from last week?

A: No, we look at the whole preseason and everything as long as Rex has been there. They are a good football team. They run the ball, they defend the run, they give you multiple looks, like Iíve said over and over. They have two outstanding returners on special teams. They showed their ability to come back in the fourth quarter against New England. So theyíve been plus-three in their two wins and minus-one in their loss to New England.

Q: When you look at that team, are they sort of like the old Jets teams that Rex had? Is there a lot there that is similar, even though the players are obviously different?

A: The theory and the concept behind how they play is there definitely. Thatís Rexís team, Rexís concept of Xís and Oís.

Q: After Tony Romo and Matt Ryan and Kirk Cousins, is Tyrod Taylor a whole different type of quarterback?

A: He is in that he is 4.5 or in that range and itís very important to keep him in the pocket, otherwise he definitely can hurt you whether itís the option or just plain pulling the ball down and taking off. They do a lot of moving with him, which gives him the perimeter if itís blocked up right. And he has the option of throwing on the move. Obviously, 74 percent completions after three games is outstanding.

Q: With Ayers out, does that sort of expand the expectations for what youíre going to look for out of Owa Odighizuwa maybe? Itís his first game back.

A: It puts that whole thing into play, for sure, in more than one way if he does get to dress.

Q: Is he limited still?

A: He practiced enough and well this week. He hasnít played in a while, so it may be that he would be fatigued and we may have to look at it that way if, in fact, he plays.

Q: Even though itís so early in the year, obviously the sky was falling at 0-2, now youíre potentially going to be tied for first place after this weekend. Obviously things change quickly. Do you look at standings in relation to pointing things out to the players this early?

A: Well, a couple of weeks ago, we did. We just talked about our division and where our division was. I think itís important for everybody to be aware of all circumstances. I certainly wouldnít keep something that was important away from them. But theyíre well-read, they know whatís going on.

Q: With Owa, you said ďif he dresses,Ē is that more to do with the foot or the decision on numbers?

A: No, no, not the foot. Heís been cleared to play that way.

Q: There was a report today that Victor Cruz had an injection in his calf.

A: That, I donít know, but if he did, then the idea was to get him better. Whatever they can do to get him better, weíre all for it.

Q: You obviously got the results of the MRI at this point. Is there anything new or different?

A: Nothing. Nothing new.

Q: Is putting him on injured reserve a possibility or something you guys are even thinking about at this point?

A: No.
Sounds like Owa is still a fringe player on the gameday roster  
BlueHurricane : 10/2/2015 7:44 pm : link
Hope he doesn't turn into this years d-lineman that never gets a uniform like Linval, Hank and Bromley all were for their rookie year. My guess is he will be just that though.
RE: Sounds like Owa is still a fringe player on the gameday roster  
Milton : 10/2/2015 9:59 pm : link
In comment 12521218 BlueHurricane said:
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Hope he doesn't turn into this years d-lineman that never gets a uniform like Linval, Hank and Bromley all were for their rookie year. My guess is he will be just that though.
I don't think so. He's a smart guy and I think he'll earn Coughlin's trust sooner rather than later.
Let's hope so.  
BlueHurricane : 10/3/2015 9:29 am : link
Last thing I want to see anymore of this year is Cullen Jenkins playing DE
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