The New York Giants own the 28th-ranked rush defense in the NFL.
In six games, the Giants have failed to eclipse 100 yards on the ground.
The team has used the combination of Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen and Andre Williams, and perhaps the second-year back could be in store of more carries.
"I think that, quite frankly, Williams probably needs more carries," Tom Coughlin said. "But under the present system, it's something that we have to deal with."
So far, Jennings leads all backs with 66 carries. Williams follows with 45 and Vereen sits third with 29.
Both Jennings and Vereen are average better than 3.5 yards per attempt, but Williams has averaged only 2.8.
"I don't know that it's not working, he (Williams) doesn't have a lot of carries," Coughlin said. "He hits the holes, he does whatever we ask him to do there. Perhaps it's the defense, perhaps it's whatever. I don't think it really has anything to do with what he's not been able to do."
While no immediate change appears imminent, Coughlin does expect the backfield duties to be dispersed evenly.
Whether it's a product of game flow or circumstantial, Coughlin said the game plan is to ride the "hot hand"
"Over the course of the season, it does (work itself out)," Coughlin said, "but sometimes the game circumstances, somebody is having the hot hand. So I mean, it would go that way."