Tom Coughlin doesn’t smile a lot at press conferences, but he had a big smile on his face when he talked about Washington’s signing of former Giants quarterback Andre Woodson.
“You mean, ‘Why is he in Washington right now?’ ” Coughlin asked before laughing. “It’s pretty obvious why he’s in Washington. There’s no question
that’s what’s going on. We’ll see what transpires. It works both ways a
Coughlin was asked if he had ever pulled a similar maneuver, and he admitted to doing so, but not of late during his Giants tenure.
“I’ve been a part of it. I’ve seen it done,” Coughlin said. “The guy doesn’t get in the door two seconds and he’s in a
classroom getting grilled.”
Redskins coach Jim Zorn didn’t deny they could use Woodson for info, but said that they were interested in him as a draft pick in 2008.
Zorn, however, admitted that he might be frustrated if he was in Coughlin’s shoes.
“[Woodson] might be able to help us a little bit,” Zorn said. “He knows their stuff. He certainly knew their snap count, just the obvious things.”
All of the spy game talk is fun, but Coughlin seems to know it won’t make much of a difference in the final outcome on Sunday.
Coughlin said the team will likely change some audibles, but he didn’t sound too concerned about the issue, joking that everything they taught Woodson was for show anyhow.
“It was all out there so that Andre would take it with him,” Coughlin said.