Giants' two-minute drill gets twisted up

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin speaks to the Giants head coach Tom Coughlin speaks to the media after a brief team practice at Timex Performance Center that served as the start of training camp. (July 26, 2013) Photo Credit: James Escher

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Yesterday's practice was supposed to end with a two-minute drill. It lasted only a little longer than two seconds.

Eli Manning hit tight end Brandon Myers on a seam route with a pass that went about 40 yards in the air. Myers then ran toward the end zone. He likely would have been tackled by Stevie Brown in normal game conditions but wound up scoring.

Tom Coughlin was not happy that his drill turned into a one-act play and ended practice early.

"That's not supposed to happen," he said. "We're trying to do the drill. I'm trying to do the drill. Get all we can out of the drill. But we'll do it again."

They didn't do it again Sunday, though. Coughlin certainly could have lined the teams up for a second attempt. But he chose not to.

"There's two sides to that," he said. "What is the objective? The objective is to get the ball to a certain point for a field goal. They got it there. So now what am I going to do, change the objective? Change the game? Change the rules? I don't usually do that."

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Pugh emerges

He isn't ready to get back on the field or take part in any physical activity, but first-round pick Justin Pugh was feeling well enough to emerge from the Giants' indoor facility to watch some of Sunday's practice. Pugh has been sidelined since Thursday with a concussion. "He felt a little better," Coughlin said. "He came out and just really observed."

Giant steps

The Giants were in full pads for the second time and Coughlin said the hitting improved. "I think a blind man can tell if a 9-on-7 [drill] is right," he said, a reference to the sound of popping shoulder pads. "We're getting there. Not quite there, but we're getting there." . . . CB Corey Webster (groin) and WR Hakeem Nicks (groin) missed practice. Nicks still is expected to return Tuesday after Monday's day off.

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