Through five games, the Giants really had no rightful reason to complain about injuries. That all…
On the Nose
Cofield figured NFL nose tackles were supposed to look like 365-pound Ted Washington, 350-pound Sam Adams or 340-pound Tony Siragusa. Then they had the rookie watch some game film on Kendrick Clancy, the 305-pound player who performed so well in his one season as a starter with the Giants in 2005 that the Arizona Cardinals signed him to a four-year, $8.1 million deal in the offseason. "He's not too big of a guy," Cofield said. "And seeing the way they wanted me to play (nose tackle), and really looking at what the nose tackle is asked to do, it alleviated my concerns. Because when you think of nose tackles, you just think of a guy who can't move, who grabs the center and falls to try and make a pile. But that's not the case and I've embraced the role." Cofield has proven to be plenty big, literally and figuratively, in the first seven games of his NFL career. The former Northwestern University standout has been every bit the rugged run-stuffer Giants coaches expected, an athletic...
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