Rashad Jennings returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since leaving in Week 5 with a sprained knee. The Giants rushed for a mere 54 yards on 17 carries in a 38-17 romping by the Seattle Seahawks. Coughlin admitted that Jennings will give the ground attack a much needed shot in the arm.
“He will give our team an outstanding lift,” noted Coughlin. “He will practice – the term is going to be limited, but we had him in that capacity a week ago. We selectively worked him. We thought he did well under those circumstances a week ago, and I think we will progress throughout the course of this week and hopefully, without a setback, now he will be ready to go."
As poor as the Giants running game has been of late, their run defense has been downright awful; surrendering 350 yards to Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and company. Things will need to turn around in a hurry as Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore invade MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
"It gives you a chance to tweak, if you will, the way that you went into one game," stated Coughlin. In terms of knowing the opponent, knows or sees what you’ve done the week previous, but yeah, I would say yes."