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Quotes (12/11): Coughlin, Beckham Jr.


Coach Tom Coughlin**

Eli practiced well and did everything. There wasn't any real restriction on him, so we feel good about that.

Q: Is he going to be limited again or full?

Q: He'll be limited. We'll just leave him on there.

Q: How has Rashad Jennings looked this week in comparison to what you saw last week?
A: I think he gets better as the week goes on and I think he did better today than he did yesterday. Friday should be better, yeah.

Q: Did you get Jameel McClain back?
A: Yeah.

Q: What did you see out of Andre Williams last week that was different? Is it just part of the growth process?
A: Yeah, I think so. I saw the nice, long run, which I was glad to see. The power, the decisiveness, the cuts, there were a couple that he probably should have made a little bit different in reaction to, but just the process I think of playing more, getting greater opportunities.

Q: Technically speaking, did he do a better job of following the blockers rather than just kind of blasting into the hole?
A: Yeah, he does that sometimes to the point where you wish he would just stay where he was. Yeah, he definitely does that.

Q: How would you describe Rueben Randle's season?
A: You know, I think that he's had games where he's played well, very well. Other games, not so well. You're always striving for the consistent performer and I think he would agree with that. Try to get better, that's the whole deal.

Q: When there's a game like last week, Odell Beckham obviously played well and you guys focused on going to him. The feeling is always that the other guy should be getting open if there's that much attention on Odell. Should Randle have gotten open more or did he? Were there opportunities there?
A: Well, there's more than… you saw Preston Parker had some grabs, he had some opportunities. It's always a progression, it isn't just throw the ball to one individual, so if the first progression is there, then that's where the ball goes. After that, it moves on down the line. Regardless of what the call is, it could come right back to another individual. Open some, not open some, that's just the way the game goes.

Q: It looks like you've been getting Adrien Robinson a few more snaps. How's he been playing?
A: We'd like to get him more. We'd like to get more experience, more exposure for Adrien. It doesn't always avail itself. He's done a better job on special teams. He blocked well the other day. We'd like to try to do that. It's not easy.

Q: Do you feel yourself having maybe a little sympathy for the guys that have to back up Eli? They don't play much.
A: Next question. You must have stayed up all night thinking of that one.

Q: I'll ask another one. How close is Odell to breaking a punt? I know that's something you want to see from this team.
A: Well, two weeks ago, almost, very, very close. The other day, okay. Maybe one or two. I think closer a couple weeks ago, but he's one of those guys. He's capable at any time. Exactly where the ball's kicked, how the blocking is set up, can he get to the initial block to spring him, do we block the gunners well enough to allow him to get started? All those things are the questions.

Q: I know it's a long time ago, but do you look at the tape of your first game against the Redskins in September and are there lessons there?
A: Sure, absolutely. We always do that. All three phases probably start with that, I would say.

Q: That's one of your better games.
A: I would say. The production was outstanding. So you do definitely go there. Teams change in the course of that much time in between, which we all know. The same personnel, there are a few starters that are going to be different for the Redskins on both sides of the ball, on our side of the ball, but you're still looking to study. You know the concepts that you are introducing and playing with. We have to make some decisions on that.

Q: Do you have a grasp of what went right then as opposed to some of the other games?
A: I don't know anything that I would want to talk about. The execution was outstanding.

Q: When you look at your team, what do you see as the difference between then and now?
A: Probably the number of young players that are having an opportunity. That's probably it.

Q: How did Damontre Moore do last week other than the penalty…?
A: He did a good job. He was a good part of the rush package.

Q: You started Cullen Jenkins at defensive end. Is that something that is likely to continue?
A: Yeah, yeah. In situations. It's all situational, whether he's inside or outside.

Q: It's a little old news but Mathias Kiwanuka had the scope. Did he have anything else that had…?
A: At this point in time, all I know is the scope.

WR Odell Beckham Jr.

Q: Is this a game you are looking forward to since you did not get to play against Washington the first time?
A: I definitely would say so. Really, any game you get a chance to play in, I am looking forward to, but this one I watched at home and I was sitting there watching how well we played and I am hoping we can duplicate that this game.

Q: Do you think with a lot of the [opposing defenses'] attention being paid to you it will open up things for your other receivers and make the offense more diversified?
A: Absolutely. Teams do things where they start to roll coverages and stuff like that. It makes you have to change up the game plan. Our other guys such as Rueben [Randle] and Preston [Parker] can win. It is just a matter of when we all start going.

Q: What does that say to you that you are already a game changer in this league?
A: It is definitely an accomplishment. It takes a lot to get something like that, but I think it is going to open up a lot more opportunities for Rueben and Preston.

Q: How close do you feel that you are to bringing back a punt?
A: I am trying. I have missed a couple. Definitely a lot of them were on me. I have to make the right cuts and get more vertical.

Q: Can you feel when it is coming close?
A: Yeah, you can start to feel it. You return a couple and get some yards and feel like one of them may be coming. Just keep pushing forward.

Q: Are you at that point now?
A: I hope so.

Q: Your jersey from 'The Catch' is now in the Hall of Fame… Did they not ask for your gloves or did you tell them you wanted to keep them?
A: They didn't ask for the gloves. I guess they just got the jersey. What an honor for it to be in there. Definitely something to be proud of, but it is just the beginning for me.

Q: You had new gloves the next week right?
A: Yes.

Q: What did you do with the gloves from the catch?
A: They are at home.

Q: Do you throw them in a pile or keep them?
A: I keep them. I will give them to my mom or my dad.

Q: We saw you do a rainbow kick with a football and you are a big soccer fan… What kind of effect do you think playing soccer had on your football career?
A: I think it just helps you with your footwork and conditioning. Soccer is a sport where you are running back and forth every part of the game. As far as your footwork goes, it allows you to have better feet. It is just something that I have been doing for a long time now. Soccer was my first sport.

Q: A lot has come your way in a short period of time… As a rookie, is there a point where you have to step back and say, 'I have to keep it real. I have to stay within myself and work as hard as I have been up to this point?'
A: Absolutely. The one thing that I have always known is to never get complacent because there is always someone coming to take your spot. Just keep pushing forward and get better each and every day.

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