Tom Coughlin is not happy with Pierre-Paul video


Tom Coughlin is not happy with Pierre-Paul video

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Tom Coughlin talked about the usual pros and cons after watching the video of the Giants' preseason win over the Jets, and the report on injuries to running back Ahmad Bradshaw and rookie cornerback Jayron Hosley seemed OK. What the Giants coach had a problem with Sunday was a video of Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul throwing second-year cornerback Prince Amukamara into an ice bath at training camp at the University at Albany. It was tweeted by punter Steve Weatherford before Saturday's 26-3 win over the Jets, and it contains some inappropriate language. The incident also could be considered either hazing -- although that's odd for a second-year player -- or even bullying. Some might explain it as camp bonding, but Amukamara doesn't look amused. Neither was Coughlin. "I'm learning about that today," Coughlin said. "I really didn't have any information about that until maybe an hour ago, an hour before this conference call. I'm going to look into it; I'm going to talk to the parties involved." It was not clear whether Coughlin had seen the video of Pierre-Paul carrying a non-resistant Amukamara through a hallway as teammates followed, some shouting inappropriate comments. Once Pierre-Paul reaches the ice tubs he seems to fling Amukamara into the water. The cornerback gets out of the water quickly but the look on his face suggests he is upset. "Anything that occurs within this family or within our group should not be a part of any social media aspect," Coughlin said. "I'm going to address that strongly, and I've spent a little time on that this preseason, but I'll look into it further." Giants players were off Sunday. Amukamara told the Star-Ledger of Newark after the game that he was confused getting thrown into the bath since he was no longer a rookie, but he said: "I know it's all love. Yeah, no one ever likes it, especially when it's you vs. eight and no one's helping you. But it doesn't mess up our team morale or anything." While the video attracted the most attention Sunday, the good news for the Super Bowl champions (No. 3 in the AP Pro32) was that Bradshaw seemingly has only a bruised right hand after it hit a helmet and popped a cyst on his hand in the process. Hosley, who made the biggest play of the game returning a second-quarter interception 77 yards for a touchdown, has a case of turf toe on his right foot. It was in a cast after the game. "Hopefully nothing will turn up in terms of all the tests, and then it's going to be something that is going to be very sore," Coughlin said. "There's no doubt. How he is able to deal with it will indicate how fast he can get back on the practice field." Hosley was on the field for only seven plays. The third-round draft pick out of Virginia Tech did not know on which play he was hurt. If there was an area of concern for the Giants, it was their running game, which finished last in the league in 2011. They gained 58 yards on 32 carries, a horrible 1.8-yard average. Coughlin said the Jets used a lot of fronts, more than he expected for a preseason game. "That's going to be very helpful," Coughlin said. "I didn't like it, a lot of it, and we certainly had our share of mistakes, and our second and third guys were kind of swimming a little bit. But I don't think there's any question about the value of it. Having experienced it this early in the season, the benefit will be going forward." Coughlin was not sure how long linebacker Mark Herzlich (hip pointer) and defensive end Adrian Tracy (minor hamstring) would be sidelined.

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Joe Flacco says Ravens can't let up offensively against Patriots

Joe Flacco says Ravens can't let up offensively against Patriots

The last time the Ravens played at New England, they lost a riveting divisional playoff game, 35-31, after twice leading by 14 points.

That loss in the 2014 playoffs was one of the most painful defeats of Joe Flacco’s career. With the Ravens preparing to visit the Patriots again Monday night, Flacco is reminding teammates that no lead is safe against the Patriots until the game is over.

“You do not want to just wait and hope that they do not come back,” said the Ravens quarterback. “You still have to take your chances.”

Flacco has preached playing aggressively all season, and coming off an impressive 38-6 win over the Dolphins, the Ravens are entering Monday night’s game playing as well offensively as they have all season The Ravens are 4-1 over their last five games, with Flacco throwing 10 touchdown passes during that stretch.

However, that doesn’t change these facts. The Patriots (10-2) have the best record in the AFC. The Ravens thought they were ready to beat the Cowboys (11-1) last month, but lost 27-17 and got dominated in the second half.

This is another chance for the Ravens to measure themselves against one of the NFL’s heavyweights. Flacco said he was eager to find out how the Ravens would fare.

“We have had to go up there a good amount late in the season, in the playoffs, and I think that gives you a sense of confidence to go up there and to get the job done,” Flacco said. “When you have not experienced it much I think they are a team that can intimidate some people. But I don’t think that is us.”

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Redskins vs. Eagles Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, video, analysis

Redskins vs. Eagles Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, video, analysis

The Redskins head to Philadelphia for Week 14  looking to improve their playoff picture against an Eagles team looking to settle the score.

The Redskins (6-5-1) current sit on the outside looking in of the NFC Playoff race, but a win against their NFC East rivals on Sunday afternoon could move them back in the mix for the final playoff spot. The Eagles (5-7) have dropped three straight games and are 2-5 since losing to the Redskins 27-20 in Week 6.

Washington enters Week 14 with injuries all over the field. Although the Redskins do get All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams back from a four-game suspension, injuries to offensive lineman Spencer Long, Ty Nsekhe, and Shawn Lauvao mean it could be a interesting day for running back Robert Kelley and quarterback Kirk Cousins.

The playing status for tight end Jordan Reed is still uncertain thanks to a shoulder injury. If he can play, the Redskins offense becomes infinitely more dynamic.

Then there's DeSean Jackson. The former Eagle has seen his production dip this season -- injuries playing a major role in that -- but the deep threat is still vital to the offense's success and the Week 14 matchup against his former team has drummed up speculation that Jackson and the Eagles would welcome a reunion after this season once the speedster becomes a free agent.

The Week 14 Redskins vs. Eagles game kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday on FOX. Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), John Lynch (color) and Pam Oliver (sidelines) serve as the broadcast crew for FOX. But before the action, tune in to Redskins Kickoff at Noon ET on CSN Mid-Atlantic.


Join us for the score, updates, highlights, videos and analysis from Week 14 with the CSN live blog. Be sure to voice your thoughts on the game in the comment section below.



9:30 a.m.: Keys to the game? Here are the five things you need to know, from JP Finlay. Click for more.
1. Getting back to good -- or at least decent
2. Feed the "Fat" one
3. Playing in pain
4. If it ain't broke
5. Don't fly away

9:20 a.m.: We sent our CSN Insiders JP Finlay and Rich Tandler up I-95 to the City of (un)Brotherly Love for a pivotal Week 14 matchup. Give them a follow on Twitter and be sure to follow our CSN Redskins account as well. 

9:10 a.m.: Ahoy hoy everyone. and welcome to Redskins vs. Eagles Week 14 live updates post. As always, I — Troy Machir — am your tour guide for the game thread of stats, highlights and analysis and score updates.

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