Tom Coughlin is a fan of joint practices

Tom Coughlin was glad to see the intensity ratcheted up a notch with the Giants taking on the Bengals in a joint practice.

The New York Giants after a little more than a week of beating up themselves during the start of training camp practices, got the opportunity this week to compete against another opponent in the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Giants and the Bengals held joint practices together in Cincinnati Ohio for the week, since both team will open up their first preseason game against one another, on Friday night at Paul Brown Stadium.

“It’s good to get to work against another team,” Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said. “It’s good to see them against another team.

In the two joint practices that the Giants have had with the Bengals, Big Blue showed off some off stellar play.

The Giants offense looked crisp with their tempo and play on the field, while the Big Blue defense got some great penetration in the Bengals backfield throughout the two practices too.

Even early touchdown highlights of throws from Eli Manning to Odell Beckham Jr, were on display in Cincinnati.

“Our guys came in and did a nice job,” Coughlin said on his team performance during the joint practices with the Bengals. “It was very crisp and we had some good penetration. I thought the initial special teams drills were good. I liked it. I liked the tempo of it.”

For Big Blue this a great chance to go up against formidable opponent, that can help them prepare for the upcoming season and get better individually as well.

It also helps the G-Men prepare to face Bengals on Friday night too, which isn’t a bad thing for coaches and players to have either.

“It is good for your team to work against someone else,” Coughlin stated on the purposes of joint practices. “The intensity goes up a notch and they realize all the drills are meant for their own improvement and to get a handle on where your team exactly is. I think from that standpoint, I thought the Bengals did a good job preparing for us and things went well.”

The Giants will just hold a walk through session on Thursday in preparation for their game against the Bengals on Friday night.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 P.M.

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