Giants Pat Shumur conference call with Washington media.

New York Giants Head Coach Pat Shurmur: "I certainly have a good feel for who the Redskins are, great rich tradition."

On having a short week to prepare for Sunday's game:

"Yeah, it's typical of any short week. Today we got the players in a little bit later, give them a little extra time to recover. Then tomorrow will be a typical Thursday and then we're off to the races."

On if the divisional rivalry gets the players more fired up for this matchup:

"Oh, I don’t know. I think all the division games mean quite a lot. I certainly have a good feel for who the Redskins are, great rich tradition. Now with the Eagles winning the Super Bowl a year ago, every team in our division has won a championship. I think it’s a tough division and that's why you see sometimes, you know, you're sharing wins and losses. It's just very competitive."

On what he told he players after trades were made today:

"Yeah I think that’s – first of all, I don’t buy that narrative. I felt like deals were presented for the two players that we traded. We felt like, you know, you think about things – I think from an organizational standpoint, you think about it in the short-term and the long-term. As the coach, my concern is getting the team ready to play the Redskins. So, we've got some guys that we're going to put in there that have been rotating in with these players that we traded and they're just going to get more opportunity. We have Dalvin [Tomlinson] who will play the nose a little bit more than he has and we'll get some other guys in there filling in for him."

On what the players' responses were to the trade news:

"Well, I addressed it with the players and I think we all understand there's a business end to this game of ours. These were two business deals. But, I addressed it with the team. I kind of, and again, I'll keep those comments between my team and me. But, I think we've just moved on and everybody understands that this is an opportunity for some other guys to get in there and play more."

On QB Kyle Lauletta’s development:

"He’s done a really good job in terms of coming in as a rookie, he certainly had a lot to learn and he picked things up pretty quickly through the spring and the summer sessions. Behind the scenes we are trying to get him as good as we can get him here so that when he gets his opportunity he’ll get a chance to go in there and shine. We’ll have to see when that’ll be, it may not be this year, it may be down the road, but I think the important thing for him is to continue to get better. His preparation has been good. He’s done a good job of really kind of getting a feel for how you have to train and how you have to prepare each week. He gets to see Eli [Manning] do it and we’ve been pleased with what he’s done so far."

On what stood out about RB Saquon Barkley in the pre-draft process:

"Well, I think everybody is seeing on this level what we saw from him in college. The other part of it that most people don’t see is how competitive and what his spirit is like on game day. You can see he’s very competitive, he’s an outstanding runner, pass receiver, he does all the things necessary to play running back and we like what he’s done so far."

On taking a running back so high in the draft:

"Yeah, certainly this has been a question we’ve answered over and over and over, but essentially what happened was we felt like he was the best player in the draft and with the second pick we felt like that was great value."

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