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Coughlin optimistic about Aaron Ross after concussion

Michael Turner,  Aaron Ross,  Chris Canty AP

The Giants announced during Sunday’s win that cornerback Aaron Ross suffered a concussion against the Falcons.

The team also saw safety Deon Grant in and out of the lineup with a groin injury, so there has to be some concern about the secondary heading into Green Bay.

Coach Tom Coughlin sounded optimistic after the game. He said Ross “counted fingers for me” which is a good sign.

Then again, the NFL’s post-concussion testing procedures are a lot more involved than simply counting fingers.

The Giants present some matchup problems for the Packers with their improved running game and peaking defensive line. But there is no matchup advantage as big as Green Bay’s passing attack against the Giants secondary, especially if the Giants secondary isn’t healthy.

 

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  1. schmokes says: Jan 8, 2012 5:22 PM

    Giants better get on the phone with the Brown’s medical staff. They’ll clear him to play next week.

  2. tommyribs says: Jan 8, 2012 6:00 PM

    I am a huge GIANTS fan, but they have a very, very tall order against a great Packers team, and a prolific passing attack next week.

    I think the GIANTS are a good match-up, and Green Bay can be beaten, but a lot of people are talking about the GIANTS going up there like the game is won.

    For the GIANTS to do that they will need to put together an All-Time effort. I hope they do, and I am hoping for a fun game.

    But this will be tough.

  3. 7to10for6allday says: Jan 8, 2012 6:52 PM

    As an eagles fan , I say good win vs atl. But it’s hard to believe the packers are one and done. Rodgers is gonna win this one with his arm.

  4. east96st says: Jan 8, 2012 7:23 PM

    “Rodgers is gonna win this one with his arm.”

    You also predicted your “dream team” would crush the Giants in the first match-up, that Andy Reid would be fired, that the Eagles would win out and win the NFC East, that Dallas would beat the Giants and that Atlanta would knock the Giants out of the playoffs. Keep predicting, though. At some point, you’re bound to get one right. Let’s face it, you have a much better chance of finally making an accurate prediction than the Eagles have of winning a Super Bowl, so you have that going for you.

  5. thereisnoiinteam says: Jan 8, 2012 8:38 PM

    While the Giants have played better of late, beating the Falcons today did not really impress enough to expect a win over Green Bay. Mike Smith sure helped the G-men out, leaving 2 timeouts unused in the first half while down 5 pts, nor his poor play calling on 4th down.

    Jennings and Clifton are back. I think people might be a little surprised at how well the GB defense plays. This is a veteran team that has not pulled out all the stops this year. Why would they? They have only trailed in 1 game in the 4th qtr in their last 22 games. NYG have a shot at the win, no doubt, but I don’t think as good a shot as many seem to project.

  6. yevrag3535 says: Jan 8, 2012 8:42 PM

    I thought a concussion you can not play the next week? We don’t want this profootball player filing for compensation in the post playing days do we?

  7. nuyoricanz says: Jan 8, 2012 9:44 PM

    One game at a time.. Espn analysts thought the Dirty Birds would come into town today and take out the Giants in @ MetLife – think again.

    Now the Pack is a totally different animal however we lost our last matchup by a filed goal and didn’t do a great job at stopping the 3rd down conversions, if we study the tape and our D performs like they did today then we have a good shot.

    Go GMen!! Congrats on the first playoff win at MetLife

  8. gcsuk says: Jan 8, 2012 10:45 PM

    yevrag3535 says:
    Jan 8, 2012 8:42 PM
    I thought a concussion you can not play the next week? We don’t want this profootball player filing for compensation in the post playing days do we?
    ———————————————————
    From the NFL’s official concussion guidelines on ESPN:

    The new policy states, in part: “Once removed for the duration of a practice or game, the player should not be considered for return-to-football activities until he is fully asymptomatic, both at rest and after exertion, has a normal neurological examination, normal neuropsychological testing and has been cleared to return by both his team physician(s) and the independent neurological consultant.”

    Since Ross was taken out for the duration of the game, once he is symptom-free, he can get back to work. Ross doesn’t have a concussion history, so the “turnaround time” on this may be fairly quick. It all depends on if/when he passes the team doctors tests.

  9. DonRSD says: Jan 9, 2012 1:50 AM

    As a Giants fan, and a former qb, the recipe is simple.

    Bump the Packers wr’s at the line and give the d-line time to pressure that great qb the Packers have (Rodgers).

    If the D can get pressure, combined with our db’s not playing off (this giving up easy 7-8 yard completions), we should win.

    When Big Blue plays “off coverage”, we get into 2nd and 3rd and short which doesn’t benefit out strength…………THE D LINE.

    Play that “Spags defense”, which Perry Fewell just “got”, and we should win.

    Eli will move the ball and put up 21-28 points, it just comes down to the D and the pressure to stuff that great Packers offense.
    A d-line’s best friend is buying that extra .5 seconds, due to BUMP coverage, to generate a pass rush.

    GO BIG BLUE!!!

    I don’t hope, I KNOW we can do it IF Perry plays to his strengths.

  10. yevrag3535 says: Jan 9, 2012 3:03 AM

    I thought a concussion you can not play the next week? We don’t want this profootball player filing for compensation in the post playing days do we?
    ———————————————————
    From the NFL’s official concussion guidelines on ESPN:

    The new policy states, in part: “Once removed for the duration of a practice or game, the player should not be considered for return-to-football activities until he is fully asymptomatic, both at rest and after exertion, has a normal neurological examination, normal neuropsychological testing and has been cleared to return by both his team physician(s) and the independent neurological consultant.”

    Since Ross was taken out for the duration of the game, once he is symptom-free, he can get back to work. Ross doesn’t have a concussion history, so the “turnaround time” on this may be fairly quick. It all depends on if/when he passes the team doctors tests.

    Ok then I understand, sounds great to me. But home is it when Michael Vick got grass stuck in his gace mask the Philly radio stations and press had a field day on how and why did he come back into the game. He also passed all the so called tests. It is all a bunck of flifliflop and it works out any way you want it to on game day. Thanks for the info.

  11. chrisexv6 says: Jan 9, 2012 8:22 AM

    @yevrag3535:

    Maybe the Giants care about their players more than Philly cares about winning?

    I think Vick had a lot to do with it….yes he has the drive to want to play every game all out, but sometimes I think management listens too much to him vs. what they SHOULD be doing (like taking him out when he whacks his head, lays face down with a twitch or two on the ground)

    I saw the play where Ross got hurt…I was worried him AND JPP had concussions but it looks to be just Ross.

    Hopefully the GMen get him back in time, but Id rather have him sit out than risk further injury….I think he’s a decent player, wouldnt want to see him pay later on in life just for the sake of one game.

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