Get ready for the return of the 33-year-olds! New Meadowlands Stadium could become Go Country for Old Men on Sunday.
Both Keith Bulluck and Shaun O’Hara -- the two oldest Giants -- are practicing to the point where they feel like they can be on the field on Sunday against the Lions. Bulluck was still limited in practice but said he feels good after battling a turf toe injury the last few weeks. And O’Hara, who has missed practices since Week 2 with an ankle/Achilles injury, said he did everything that was asked of him at today’s practice and hopes to do more tomorrow.
“I don’t know what is going to happen as far as coming from the coaches and whatnot, but I feel that if my number is called I definitely will be ready to play,” Bulluck said. “One thing I would never do is put myself in a situation where I can be taken advantage of on the football field or put my self in a situation where I can hurt the team by being out there and not being healthy enough to be out there.
“I don’t feel like that’s the case now,” he said. “So I guess it’s going to go based on how the coaching staff sees it, the training staff sees it, but I’ll be out there practicing again tomorrow and I’m getting re-acclimated again. I’m very happy that I’m back on the practice field.”
As for O’Hara, he seems to be ready to go.
“I think he just has to keep feeling better after having worked,” Tom Coughlin said when asked what it will take to get O’Hara into the game on Sunday. “He really hasn’t pushed on anybody yet. That will be an interesting one. But he just has to improve that way and the medical people have to give him some kind of clearance.”