Coach's Corner

Tom Coughlin seemed genuinely pleased with the progress of most of his players during the two-day minicamp that concluded on Saturday. Here's what Coach had to say after Saturday's morning session.

Q: Of the three practices you have had, anybody standing out, anybody surprise you?
A: I don't know about surprises. I think we knew – I think someone asked me about Mo Evans yesterday. He has done pretty well. He had a nice practice again this morning. You look at the (Sha'reff) Rashad kid at safety. I thought he practiced pretty well. He did a couple of good things this morning. The kid from Syracuse, (Kelvin) Smith, he has done alright for himself. (Cody) Boyd helped us a lot yesterday. He practiced well, he practiced long. We were losing some guys at that position with cramping and heat. He hung in there and did a nice job and we were able to finish our practice. So I was very pleased with what he did. Andre Woodson has had – I think he has taken more charge of the drills and done a pretty job with that. There are guys that are doing okay. There are a lot of people that flash. You get a play and you say, ‘Oh, who is that?' A lot of people have done that.

Q: How about William Beatty?
A: I think he had a little better – as he has gotten more of an understanding of what he is supposed to do – I know he had one mental error today but that is expected, really, to a certain extent here. But I thought he has gotten into it and has a smile on his face and worked pretty good. This is what he really needs.

Q: Where is Andre' Woodson in terms of his development?
A: I think he has worked real hard this offseason; this winter. He has worked hard with (quarterbacks coach) Chris (Palmer) and hopefully he is going to have a very good, very competitive training camp. I think the next few weeks will say a lot as well.

Q: RE: Rhett Bomar - Does he have a funky delivery? Something looks different.
A: Yeah, it is quick. It is an all-arm kind of thing. I can see that we are really going to have to work hard to get his momentum going into his throws, especially off to the left. He seems to be really good and fast and quick at getting the ball out and the unde rneath and inside stuff but the deeper balls to his left side he is going to have to work on.

Q: RE: Kenny Ingram – converting from safety to linebacker. Is that mostly just because of size or is that he just did a lot of linebacker type stuff?
A: His size – he has the right size for that spot. So we will take a look at him there.

Q: Is that a tough transition?
A: I think anytime – it couldn't be any worse than the kid from BC that played corner at 225 or whatever that was. That is a pretty interesting move. It paid off, too.

Q: Re: Bomar – it seems like some of his balls sail.
A: I think so, yeah. As I say, he is flicking the ball and it goes out there for a while but the deeper it has to travel then it seems to lose a little.

Q: How much was Bomar hurt by going back to a different kind of college?
A: He played for two years so I don't know how you – I wouldn't be the one to judge that. He is here now, that is the important thing.

Q: Can you see anything from Clint Sintim in these settings?
A: Oh yeah. A big, strong kid. When he is rushing or whatever, he is a massive, strong guy. So we are seeing that. Plus he has been in these coverage drills – he has done okay in these coverage drills, too.

Q: Is he strictly outside in your mind?
A: Right now.

Q: Can he maybe move inside one day?
A: Who knows? Right now we would like to see him learn to play on the outside.

Q: And more strong?
A: Yeah, right now strong, yes.

Q: When you work with a kid like Travis Beckum, I know you had things in mind that you wanted to do with him, but is it too early to even get into those?
A: Oh yeah, he is just lining up at the Y now. He has enough to learn right there. Once he understands that part then we ca n do some other things. He has been deployed – as you see, we have put him in the out position and the wide position and stuff like that. So there has been a little bit of that but that certainly has not been the objective of this camp.

Q: There was nothing more than cramps yesterday, correct?
A: That was all. He (Beckum) is back out here today.

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