The New York Giants (1-2) will face the Washington Redskins (0-3) this Sunday at MetLife Stadium. A victory would make them .500 on the season and would the first time they haven’t sported a losing record since the end of the 2016 season.
Every Thursday, the team’s three coordinators meet the media pool to update and discuss the state of their individual units.
The Giants found their mojo on offense behind rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, who took the bull by the horns in the second half in Tampa and led the Giants to victory. The win did not come without a price, however. Star running back Saquon Barkley suffered an ankle injury that threatens to keep him sidelined for four-to-eight weeks.
Shula was asked how the loss of Barkley will change the game plan as they decided to go forward with his backup, Wayne Gallman.
“We are still going to run our stuff,” said Shula. “Wayne runs the ball differently than Saquon, but we still have our things that we want to hang our hat on. Then we’ll tweak them week to week based on personnel or based on the defense we are playing. We feel like we want to try to have good balance each and every week and do the things that keep you out of long-yardage situations, and then obviously get the ball in the end zone when you get close to the goal line.”