Things got a little heated when two backups got into a fistfight after a play. CB Michael Coe and WR Duke Calhoun went at it, helmets flying, but it ended quickly.
Tom Coughlin shrugged it off. Apparently he didn't mind the feistiness:
"Half the time I don’t even see it. I am looking the other way or I am looking at something else. I don’t know who has done something to who. I don’t care for it but as long as it doesn’t go any further. There is always the follow-up with the back and forth but it was a little warm today so they decided to spend some time verbalizing."
Backup QB Ryan Perrilloux wore a helmet cam in practice yesterday. The purpose? The Giants want to see what he's seeing and looking at during plays. Coughlin said the picture was dark ("not as clear as I was hoping") but it would help to see where the young signal-caller's eyes are...
DE Dave Tollefson plans on taking advantage of the extra playing time he'll get in Osi Umenyiora's absence:
"Yeah, are you kidding me? Maybe that’s a big reason, not even maybe, that’s why I came back. I’m comfortable in the system. I’ve had success in it and I’ve played with these guys. We’ve all played together. We’ve got a good group of guys that have played together. Yeah I’m ready. Whenever called upon, I am ready."
WR Ramses Barden, who is still on PUP, says his ankle is feeling better, but does not know when he will return to the field:
"Couldn’t tell you. I definitely don’t think it’s months away. I feel it coming soon. I hesitate to say anything with specifics just because I don’t know. I don’t know how it’s going to respond the more we keep doing things. They might say hey, you’re good to go tomorrow, they might not. The best thing I can do is be on my toes. I’m excited for it. I’m anxious. I get tired of answering the questions. My peers, my teammates, they’re excited for me to comeback, too. I want to be a part of the team again as fast as possible and as much they want me."
DE Jason Pierre-Paul spoke about how Osi's injury affects him and what his focus is:
"It really doesn’t affect me. I just have to play both sides now. I’m use to it and coach just told me to play more of the right end especially this game so that’s what I have been doing in practice.....When I am out there I just have to be in shape and run to the ball every play. If I run to the ball in practice then I will run to the ball in the game."
And run to the ball he does....