The New York Giants’ three coordinators met the media on Thursday to discuss the state of their respective units as Big Blue prepares for Sunday’s game versus the Minnesota Vikings.
The Giants will finally have both Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate on the field at the same time this Sunday against the Vikings. The two are career slot receivers, and in preseason and at practice the they have alternated in the slot and on the outside. Now that Tate is back from suspension, the time for them to play together is here. Shula sees Tate and Shepard rotating during the game.
“We’ll see how it goes,” he said. “But they are interchangeable. Whether or not we just keep Shep in one spot now or Golden, the good thing is that both of them can play in several spots, and I think that helps us for a lot of reasons. They’re smart, they have a good feel for our offense, and they have good speed and quickness.”
Running back Saquon Barkley was seen running and cutting again in individual drills at practice again on Thursday. So much for the four-to-eight week recovery period for his high ankle sprain. A reporter tried to trick Shula into revealing when Barkley could be ready to return.
“You’re talking to the wrong guy,” he said when asked how many carries Barkley might get on Sunday.