“No question about it,” Coughlin said. “Four-and-a-half months out, looking forward to August. Progress has been made, so it’s not a negative report at all in our opinion. It’s probably right where it should be. The fact that he’s, you’ve got to remember, this guy from day one, right after the surgery, I mean within two weeks, he didn’t act like there was anything wrong. He has, from time to time, wanted to do more and we can’t let him do more. I think he understands it.”
*Tight end Adrien Robinson, who played in just three games and did not have a catch in his first two seasons, continues to impress in the organized team activities.
“I think he’s done a really good job in terms of just learning,” Coughlin said. “Again, not many mental errors. I’ve been really impressed with that. (Fellow tight end Larry) Donnell, the same way. Guys learning it, they’ve picked it up. They’re out there, they seem to be much more natural, not a lot of plodding. It seems like they have grasped what we want done and let’s just hope they keep going. That’s all you can do.”
- Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants’ first-round draft choice, sat out today with a sore hamstring.
“He may be longer than (one day),” Coughlin said. “I don’t know. You’re talking about a skilled athlete with a little twinge, so he may be longer than that.”
Guard Chris Snee, who had hip and elbow surgeries, was rested for precautionary reasons.
- Coughlin was asked about how well the offensive players have learned the system being installed by new coordinator Ben McAdoo.
“You always want more,” he said. “But, I have to say again, they made progress this week - sizable progress this week.”
- Coughlin was predictably unhappy that third-year cornerback Jayron Hosley was suspended for the season’s first four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
“Well, it’s disappointing as heck, as you can imagine,” Coughlin said. “Next man up. We move on, somebody else has to step up and go.”
- Coughlin was blunt when asked why Will Hill was released last week after the safety received his third league suspension in as many years.
“Because when you run a business you have to be able to rely and depend on people to be there when you need them to perform their duties,” Coughlin said. “It’s a sad day for both of those guys from my standpoint. The whole organization is disappointed that it went that way, and unfortunately, it was the right thing to do.”