As poorly as the New York Giants' offensive line played on Sunday, the group took the full number of offensive snaps … save for Chris Snee and David Baas, who each missed the final five. Originally thought to be a simple rest due to a blowout score, head coach Tom Coughlin revealed on Monday it was because the duo "have some issues." And by issues, he doesn't mean poor performance issues, but injuries.
"I think [Snee] has got some issues," Coughlin said. "[Baas] has issues, too."
What those "issues" are however, remains to be seen. Coughlin wouldn't offer any detail on what ails his two linemen, but suggested they're each dealing with multiple injuries. Like fullback Henry Hynoski (shoulder) and safety Cooper Taylor (shoulder), Baas and Snee are likely at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York undergoing a plethora of tests.
For the time being, the status of each is unknown. But should they remain healthy, it's likely they'll each return to their starting jobs as Coughlin does not foresee any upcoming changes to the offensive line.
"Your team is your team … I think you have to deal with reality," Coughlin said.
Coughlin also said he plans to speak with wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who said on Sunday night "I can't throw the ball to myself."
"I'll talk to him," Coughlin said. "That's not a smart thing to say."
Finally, the coach insisted there was no in-fighting and that chemistry was good, scoffing at Carl Bank's suggestion that they aren't willing to fight for each other.
"That's a very strong thing for someone to say. … I don't believe they quit," Coughlin said, dismissing other questions about Bank's comment.
Update: Baas had an MRI on his neck, while Snee had an MRI on his hip.
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