Monday, September 30, 2013
Notes: Will Hill returning from suspension
By Kieran Darcy
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants safety Will Hill can return this week from his four-game suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Hill told reporters back in July that he was suspended for repeatedly failing drug tests for marijuana.
The Giants have depth issues at safety. Starter Stevie Brown was lost for the season to a torn ACL in the preseason. The only other safety on the roster besides current starters Antrel Rolle and Ryan Mundy is rookie Cooper Taylor.
"He’s lifted (weights), he’s conditioned, he’s done all of that, so I really expect him to just be ready to practice," head coach Tom Coughlin said, regarding Hill.
MORE FOR MOORE? You can probably expect to see more of rookie defensive end Damontre Moore next Sunday against the Eagles.
In his opening remarks to the media Monday, Coughlin specifically lauded Moore for his contributions on special teams. When asked how close Moore is to becoming part of the Giants' pass-rusher rotation on defense, Coughlin replied, "Close."
In four games this season, the Giants have just four sacks, tied for the fewest in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
VOTE OF CONFIDENCE: The Giants' offense is ranked just 22nd in total yards this season (1,302), and third-to-last in points per game (15.3). But Coughlin expressed confidence in his coaching staff on Monday.
"I’m very confident in our offensive coaches. They’ve proven that over the years. We’re all going like this," Coughlin said, scratching his head. "'Why aren’t our results better than they are,' and we’ll spend a solid week trying to figure that out again, and as much as I can be involved, I will, but I do have some other issues as well."