The New York Giants today began on-field preparations for a Week 6 visit from the Rams, but they are still feeling the effects from Sunday. The team sustained a number of injuries in the 44-20 loss in Dallas, a group that includes quarterback Daniel Jones, running back Saquon Barkley, and wide receiver Kenny Golladay.
Naturally, their statuses were on the top of everyone's mind during Joe Judge's Wednesday press conference to kick off the week. Here is everything you need to know:
🔹 Jones is "on track" in the concussion protocol after his collision with linebacker Jabril Cox and then the artificial turf on a second-quarter run near the Cowboys' goal line. Judge said Jones is able to attend meetings but will not practice until being cleared. Judge did not rule out the possibility of Jones playing on Sunday even if he is unable to practice this week. "We'll go through the rest of the week and see where that all leads."
🔹 Barkley (ankle) and Golladay (knee) will not practice Wednesday. "We'll see if that improves going into tomorrow." They'll have a better idea Thursday with them and the rest of the injury report.
🔹 Judge said Rams head coach Sean McVay does a good job using his weapons. "He's got a lot of them." They utilize their offensive line to open up a lot of opportunities. They do a good job of playing with tempo and adjusting play by play. The Rams average a league-high 6.71 yards per play and have allowed a league-low four sacks in five games.
🔹 Judge said the Rams have a lot of continuity on the defensive staff under Raheem Morris. He has kept his front playing aggressively, and they have made plays on the back end despite some personnel changes.
🔹 Judge said he has known Rams special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis for a long time and has a lot of respect for him. "Joe is a very unconventional coach, and I say that with high compliments. … He makes you think and plan and communicate."
🔹 Judge said three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald is "an issue, point blank." Offenses need to know where he is every play. They need to plan for him but also must be able to adjust during the course of the game because he knows how teams play him. "They move him around so much, and they find the matchups they want. ... You can't lock your knees on what you're looking to do [against him]."
🔹 Judge said he is pleased with backup quarterback Mike Glennon. He maximizes every rep to get ready to play when called upon. There is no Plan A and Plan B depending on which quarterback is under center. "It's the game plan, then let's go ahead and play."
🔹 Linebacker Cam Brown, a second-year pro who injured his hamstring in the season opener vs. Denver, was designated to return to practice today.
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