The Week 13 matchup between the Giants and Dolphins features two teams trying to dig out of early-season holes. The Giants (4-7) have won three of the past five games after a 1-5 start, while Miami (5-7) has won its past four games after losing seven in a row.
Coach Joe Judge addressed the media Wednesday morning before his team began on-field preparations for Sunday's game in Miami, the Giants' first of four road games in a five-week stretch. Here is everything you need to know:
🔹 The news of the week will be the status of Daniel Jones, who suffered a neck injury in Sunday's home victory over Philadelphia. Judge didn't get into the diagnosis but said he expects the quarterback to be on the field for practice all week.
"We're not going to rule anything out right now," Judge said. "Daniel's going to be out here practicing with us today. We expect him to practice tomorrow and Friday, as well. We'll see what he can do. It's like any kind of injury coming out of the game, we'll just see how he does."
🔹 As is the case every week, Jones and backup Mike Glennon will rotate reps with the first team to keep both prepared. Glennon played extensively in the Giants' Week 5 loss in Dallas after Jones suffered a concussion. Glennon completed 16 of 25 passes for 196 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions. Glennon has started 27 games throughout his career, most recently on Jan. 3, 2021 with the Jaguars. In that game, he threw two touchdowns and no interceptions in a loss to Indianapolis.
🔹 The Giants signed quarterback Jake Fromm off the Buffalo Bills' practice squad Wednesday morning. Fromm, 6-2 and 215 pounds, has no NFL regular-season experience but was a prolific passer at the University of Georgia. The Bills selected Fromm in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft (No. 167 overall). As a freshman in 2017, Fromm led the Bulldogs to the 2017 CFP national championship game, where they lost to Alabama in overtime. He also quarterbacked Georgia to three consecutive SEC championship games (winning once). Under Fromm, the Bulldogs won a Rose Bowl and were 1-1 in the Sugar Bowl. In three seasons, Fromm completed 621 of 982 passes (63.2%) for 8,224 yards, 78 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Fromm also rushed for 402 yards and scored three touchdowns on 134 carries.
🔹 Judge said they will try to get Fromm up to speed this week with the possibility of him being active on Sunday.
"Yeah, it's our job to get everyone prepared," Judge said. "He's signed, he's on our 53-man roster right now. It's our job to get him ready. (Quarterbacks Coach) Jerry (Schuplinski) will work with him extra throughout this week, make sure he gets caught up on the vocabulary. This guy comes from an offense where I know he's handled a lot of multiples. He's a smart guy. He's done a good job through college and early in his pro career with the experience he's had, so we'll see how it translates over. We'll get Mike and Daniel ready, and Jake, as well."
🔹 Judge started the presser with his usual scouting report of the upcoming opponent. The Dolphins (5-7) enter Week 13 on a four-game winning streak after losing their previous seven games. They defeated the New England Patriots in the season opener, a team that Judge and Dolphins coach Brian Flores know well. Judge and Flores came up through the ranks as assistants under Bill Belichick and share similar coaching philosophies.
"Flo is a guy that I know very well," Judge said. "We worked together for seven years in New England. A lot of respect for Flo. I think he's got a very unique path in terms of how he became a head coach, working in all aspects of the organization, starting in personnel, working with offense, defense and special teams, so his involvement with all three phases along with the draft and free agency really shows through his personality and how they play. When you talk about this team, you talk about aggressive. It's one thing that's really shown up throughout his career, but then also specifically in these last few weeks in terms of how his team, his defense, his special teams really get after you, put pressure on you and are looking to go ahead and attack you as a team."
🔹 Judge was asked how the Dolphins turned their season around. "I'm not going to speak completely for the Dolphins in terms of things they've changed," Judge said. "Just knowing Flo's mentality of what it is, it's not a sit back on your heels and react type of mentality. It's just keep throwing more at him, keep throwing more at him, keep throwing more at him, so that's the way I've come to know Flo. It's what I expect from him. He's doing a very good job of it. We used to joke a lot all the time – we'd call offense and defense against each other at New England at different times and Flo was always going heavy with the pressure and we would kind of laugh about it. Jerry Schuplinski would always kind of poke at him and say, 'Alright Flo, when you're in charge, you better be calling all those blitz zeroes then, too.' We were laughing about it the other day like, he sure is. That's just kind of his personality and what he believes in."
🔹 In case you were wondering about Judge's Ole Miss hat today, the Mississippi State grad lost a bet to Evan Engram, whose alma mater beat his head coach's on Rivalry Weekend.
"Had we pulled it out, he would be standing back here ringing a bell today," Judge said. "What do I say? A bet's a bet."
Judge lost a similar bet last year.