Leading receiver Hakeem Nicks suffered a knee injury in the game and was being evaluated on Monday.
Coughlin was not sure about either the extent of the injury or which knee was hurt, but he said the knee was swollen a day after postgame X-rays were negative.
“I don’t know the answer that,” Coughlin said. “They’re checking all that out.”
Not only didn’t the offense produce, but the Redskins went ahead for good early in the third quarter when Ryan Kerrigan scored on a 9-yard interception return. New York also was 1 of 10 on third downs, 0 for 1 on fourth down and twice failed on short yardage situations in Washington territory.
To make things worse, placekicker Lawrence Tynes had a 38-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter blocked because he didn’t get it high enough.
“We definitely have some work to do to get where we want offensively,” Coughlin said. “I won’t take anything away from the Redskins, they played hard and they did the things they had to do to win the game but I am disappointed in our ability to not take full advantage of what we had.”
In some ways, it isn’t surprising that the offense struggled. Manning and company were inconsistent in the preseason and that’s the way it played out against Washington.
The revamped offensive line missed some crucial blocks, particularly on a fourth-and-1 from the Washington 31 in the third quarter while down 21-14. New center David Baas failed to get a seal block on Rocky McIntosh and halfback Ahmad Bradshaw was stopped for no gain.
“If we would have blocked it the way we should, it would have been an easy first down,” Pro Bowl guard Chris Snee said.View Entire Story
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