As the Giants gear up to play two games in five days, Brian Daboll met with the media for the second time in 17 hours.
The head coach spoke Monday morning from Arizona, where the team stayed following its historic comeback victory over the Cardinals. The Giants have no time to celebrate with a Thursday night road game against the 49ers on the horizon.
Here are the updates from the Victory Monday (which is really like a Thursday in a normal game week):
🔹As of 12:45 p.m. ET when Daboll talked with reporters, running back Saquon Barkley was still being evaluated for an ankle injury he suffered late in Sunday's game. "He's literally getting looked at as we speak, so I don't have the update on it because he's still being evaluated. I'm hopeful. Haven't talked to him this morning before he went to get further tests, but I don't want to speculate until I have the full information."
🔹Because of the quick turnaround, Daboll expects all injury statuses to go up until gametime.
🔹Left guard Ben Bredeson suffered a concussion against the Cardinals and remains in the protocol.
🔹Bredeson's status could lead to more shuffling on the offensive line. Joshua Ezeudu made his first career start and played the entire game at left tackle in place of Andrew Thomas, who was inactive with a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Marcus McKethan played his first ever NFL offensive line snaps when he started at right guard. He replaced Mark Glowinski, who then entered the game in the third quarter for Bredeson.
🔹McKethan did a "good job" in his first time out. The 2022 fifth-round draft choice from North Carolina missed his entire rookie season after suffering a torn ACL in training camp.
🔹Glowinski was a "pro" yesterday and was ready to go back in. "We sit down, you have those conversations with the staff, then you sit down with the player. Mark was a pro about it. He was ready to go when he got put back in. I know he's always been a right guard and then we played him at left guard during training camp and it showed up. So, he was a pro about it, that's a decision we made and he handled it the right way."
🔹Rookie wide receiver Jalin Hyatt was "productive in his role" as he sparked the team with 89 yards on his first two NFL catches.
🔹Hyatt "loves the game of football." He tries hard at improving what they ask him to work on.
🔹Daboll said running back Matt Breida is prepared every week to start and knows the system. They've been together a few years now, dating back to their time in Buffalo.
🔹Tight end Darren Waller has been "fantastic" for the Giants "in every sense of the word." They've got to continue to find ways to use him. Waller had his most productive game yet as a Giant, hauling in six passes for 76 yards. Four of those catches resulted in first downs.
🔹On how the Giants will approach the next few days before the game: "So, it's really walkthrough/jog through. You've got to prepare hard in the meetings, and you got to treat those lighter practices with great detail and attention to the specifics of what we need to get accomplished. It's a quick turnaround, but everybody has to play them, so that's what we will do."
View photos from the Giants' 31-28 comeback victory over the Cardinals in Glendale.