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Against Baltimore, he played only 25% of the defensive snaps, despite the fact that the Giants often used four linebackers at once. On Monday, Tom Coughlin had called Boley's reduction in playing time "a cumulative health thing," hinting that the back, hip and hamstring issues the linebacker dealt with all season had compromised his ability.
Boley said Wednesday that those issues "could have" been a factor, and he admitted that 2012 has not been "how I would like it to be." But he added that he's "still here, still playing," and that he felt he could have been effective on Sunday, especially since "at this time of year, nobody is 100%."