The million dollar question surrounding the New York Giants and their running back situation is whether David Wilson will be in the starting lineup after fumbling two times and riding the bench during last Sunday night’s 36-31 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
“He carried the ball in the proper position,” said Tom Coughlin of Wilson’s run technique. “So I’ll say today he made good progress.”
Despite offering praise to Wilson, Tom Coughlin wouldn’t commit to starting the second year back.
“We have a bunch of guys that can trot out there first, so we’re going to see,” noted Coughlin.
Coughlin spoke with reporters and provided injury updates on a few key players and their status this upcoming Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
Cornerback Prince Amukamara suffered a concussion in Dallas, but has steadily improved throughout the week according to his head coach.
“Seems to be fine, he hasn’t had any issues, but we’ll see,” said Coughlin of Amukamara’s progress. “I would say if he works tomorrow and gets a good days work, he has a good chance barring any setbacks.”
Linebacker Dan Connor suffered a burner in his neck, which is preventing is nerves from firing and may jeopardize his chances of playing in Week 2.
“He’s had a couple of them,” noted Coughlin of Connor’s burners. “It makes it very difficult because he’s playing linebacker.”
This week Brandon Jacobs returned to the team, and Coughlin took special notice to his improved speed and agility.
He’s actually looks pretty good, said Coughlin of Jacobs. “From the standpoint of conditioning and running he’s looking quick and picking up things right where he left off. I think he’s doing well.”
Center David Baas is still battling back from a knee sprain, but it still remains to be seen whether he’ll be ready for this Sunday.
“He’s had a couple of days of practice time,” said Coughlin of Baas. “He wants more every day, so that’s a good sign.”
In the absence of Baas and right tackle David Diehl, Big Blue’s offensive line was under siege against Dallas and Coughlin is hoping for improvement this week.
“I would say inconsistent, noted Coughlin on the performance of his offensive line. “Just like every other position we did some good, we did some bad.”