- Mike Mazzeo, ESPN Staff Writer
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants coach Tom Coughlin scoffed at a question about his team possibly running goal-line drills on the first couple days of pads during training camp.
“Have you been watching us the last few years?” Coughlin responded. “Last time we ran a goal-line [drill], I lost a linebacker and a running back. We’ve been practicing short yardage and goal line, really since the spring. But the live part of it we haven’t done yet, if we’re going to.”
Friday was the Giants’ first day of full pads. They were supposed to do it Thursday, but the rain halted those plans.
“It went OK, but you can see we have a lot of work to do,” Coughlin said. “The majority of the day was more of a third-down type of a day. The first group had a pretty good two-minute drill. The defense really did make a couple of plays, but we’ve got a ways to go with that phase of it.”
“Well, they both have playing experience,” Coughlin said. “They both are talented. Obviously Brown is bigger. He’s fast, he does catch the ball well out of the backfield. David is a big threat for a big play any time he touches it. Kickoff return, catching a ball out of the backfield, making a great cut down the field. They are an explosive duo and hopefully we’re going to give them some opportunities to get in the open field. There’s great competition for the third spot. Sometimes we’ve played three guys around here. We’re always looking.”