Patrick Graham focused on Washington; C Billy Price returns


* When will the judge turn his attention to the offseason tasks?

“First thing Monday morning,” he said. “It never really stops, so as soon as this game is over. Obviously we’ll talk to the players. Then we’ll immediately start preparing for next year.”

* Graham is highly regarded in the NFL and may be interested as a head coach candidate. Last year, he declined an invitation to meet the Jets at an opening. This year, he may be more receptive to an opening.

“These jobs are so difficult,” said Graham, who turns 43 on Jan. 24. “The idea is to someday be a head coach. A lot of us who are going into this business want to do it. Again, I can.” I’m not really talking about it at the moment because whatever be the situation, if someone wants to talk to me, he wants to talk to me. I’m sure I’ll think about it, but right now I’m so focused on Washington, trying to find a way to win this game, put the guys in the right place. I would be flattered to have an opportunity, but we’ll see what results later. “

Second-year safety Xavier McKinney, who leads the team with five interceptions, said he believes Graham will be a head coach. He would prefer it not to be in 2022.

“I hope he comes back,” McKinney said. “Obviously this is my sophomore year as a DC and I love what he’s building with us as a defensive unit. I love what he preaches and like I said, j ‘hope he will come back, we want him to come back so we can keep building. Obviously the year has not gone the way we wanted this year or last year, but I think of small steps and it takes time, but I think we’re going to come up with that dominant defense that we want to have. “

* Center Billy Price, who missed the Bears game for personal reasons, is back on the squad.

“The anticipation is that he will play, yeah,” Judge said.

* One of the key elements in the Giants’ 29-3 loss to Chicago last Sunday was a poorly played kickoff by Giants returns specialist Pharoh Cooper, who believed the ball would bounce into the end zone. They didn’t and the Giants took possession of their five-yard line. The Bears took advantage of the mistake by scoring a safety and field goal in the final 52 seconds of the first half to extend their lead to 22-3.

“A simple mistake,” said special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey. “It was Coop’s honest mistake and it’s unfortunate. It’s unfortunate that it happened. He knows it was a mistake. It’s football. I can promise you, you wouldn’t. a better guy when it comes to work ethic, doing the right things, being in a meeting. He just made an honest mistake. The wind was tough, and that was typical of Chicago in January – really, really cold, really, really windy – hence, “the windy city.” But he made an honest mistake.

“The wind blew it away. The exact instructions – put your heels on the three-meter line. Unfortunately, it happened. Again, you live and learn and move on to the next game.”

When asked who would return the kickoffs against Washington, McGaughey said, “That’s a good question. We’ll see.”

* A scoring change by Elias’s sports bureau added four yards to the Giants’ net passing and total yards numbers in their Sunday game in Chicago.

In the first game of the match, Mike Glennon fumbled as he was sacked by Trevis Gipson. Because play started at the 25-yard line and the ball was picked up at 14, the Giants were originally tied to 11 passing yards. But after reviewing the play, Elias determined that after Glennon lost the ball, he started to step forward, bounced off a Bears player’s helmet, and then came back. Instead of going to the bag’s recovery point (minus-11), it only goes to where the pulse has changed (minus-7).

The Giants’ net passing yards in the game went from minus-10 to minus-6. Instead of having the fewest passing yards since the San Diego Chargers’ under-19 against Kansas City on September 20, 1998, the Giants had the fewest since Tennessee’s under-7 on October 18, 2009 in a loss. 59-0 at New England.

Plus, the Giants finished with 155 net yards, the lowest total in the Joe Judge era for two years. The previous low was 159 against Arizona on December 13, 2020.

* Wide receiver Kadarius Toney (shoulder) and Carter (illness) have been added to the roster of players who have not practiced. They were joined by defensive lineman Austin Johnson (foot), who has started all 16 games this season, wide receiver John Ross (knee), fullback Cullen Gilaspia (knee) and quarterback Mike Glennon ( left wrist), who already does not judge to play against Washington.

Wide receiver Collin Johnson (hamstring) and defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence (ramp up COVID) were both limited after not training yesterday. Running back Saquon Barkley (ankle), guard Will Hernandez (ankle), tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle), wide receiver Darius Slayton (shoulder / COVID rise) and defensive lineman Danny Shelton and tackle Korey Cunningham (both on the COVID ramp) were also limited. at the top).

* Training team defensive back Dwayne Johnson has been placed on the Reserve / COVID-19 list. Wide receiver Dante Pettis has been removed from the roster, although he remains in the injured reserve.

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