Giants HC Ben McAdoo went out of his way to criticize RB Paul Perkins only getting seven yards on a run to open the Giants' first offensive series in last Friday's preseason-opening loss to the Steelers. The Giants needed more than that, McAdoo said, adding Perkins had to make a man miss or run over the safety to make it a bigger play.
Perkins has taken almost all his usual first-team reps in practice since then, but Orleans Darkwa did get a few snaps with the starters Monday.
"I trust him, I have a lot of confidence in him. He's a young player who is working hard to get better and has a lot of value for us," said McAdoo of Perkins.
McAdoo was a bit all over the place in the story when it came to Perkins, saying he's "considering all [the RBs] for the job" and "whoever plays the best is going to get the ball." But McAdoo would later clarify a bit saying, "By no means have I lost confidence in Paul Perkins." The story said what seems to be a pretty good summary of the situation - Perkins will have to actively maintain his spot.