Pat On The Back

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin found time to praise the reason for the Giants solid offensive line play over the past four games and provided injury updates to the squad.

The New York Giants offensive line has been injury riddled of late, yet despite their setbacks the unit has not yielded a sack to an opponent over the past four games. Head coach Tom Coughlin signified that the line's stellar play is a testament to positional coach Pat Flaherty, who has emphasized a selfless mindset and consistent performance.

"Pat Flaherty has done an excellent job working with the offensive line, building cohesion as a unit," Coughlin said during his Wednesday press conference. "This group takes great pride in their play and guys are willing to step up and fill a role."

Coughlin provided practice and injury updates for injured center Shaun O'Hara (foot), tackle David Diehl (hip/hamstring), as well as guard Shawn Andrews (back).

"O'Hara will do some light running to test out his foot," indicated Coughlin. We'll see how he responds and go from there."

There was some progress from Diehl on Wednesday as well.

"David Diehl will try some individual drills," commented Coughlin. "We'll see how he feels and his status for Sunday's game is uncertain."

The prognosis for Andrews is not as good, says the head coach.

"Shaun will be kept out of practice today," said Coughlin. "We'll see how he progresses throughout the week."


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