Tom Coughlin Gives Giants Extra Time to Deal with Sandy, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistNovember 1, 2012

Courtesy USA Today/Twitter
Courtesy USA Today/Twitter

Tom Coughlin is bending the rules a bit as his players try to get their ducks in a row in the aftermath of the storm that swept through New York and New Jersey from Hurricane Sandy Monday and Tuesday. 

Coughlin allowed his guys to come in three hours later than usual Wednesday, according to Newsday's Neil Best. Best also notes that several Giants were still without power midway through the week. In fact, Martellus Bennett and his wife have moved in with Kevin Boothe.

Bennett joked that he feared his presence would damage property values in Boothe's neighborhood. Once there, he painted pictures with Boothe's 2-year-old son. "He thought Martellus was there solely to play with him,'' Boothe said. "He can come by anytime.''

The picture above is of Eli Manning checking out the lobby in his Hoboken, N.J., condo which was flooded as a result of the storm. A fan posted the shot on Twitter, and USA Today was one of several outlets to pick it up.

On to what else is being talked about in the NFC East...


Dallas Cowboys

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Still no DeMarco Murray at Cowboys' practice, and no Dez Bryant either

Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News has a sad story about how Tyron Smith is "emotionally torn apart" by family member shaking him down for money.


New York Giants

Stevie Brown. From backup to Kenny Phillips fill-in to NFC defensive player of the week. ESPN's Dan Graziano has the details.

No Ahmad Bradshaw or Antrel Rolle at Giants practice Wednesday, per Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York.


Philadelphia Eagles

Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News thinks that Andy Reid's delay in confirming Michael Vick as the starter doesn't bode well for Vick's long-term job security.

The Eagles Addict blog weighs the pros and cons attached to both Vick and rookie backup Nick Foles.


Washington Redskins

From CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir: Brandon Meriweather remains a long shot to make his season debut this week.

From Rich Campbell of the Washington Times: Robert Griffin III would rather be compared to Aaron Rodgers than Cam Newton. And it's for one obvious reason.