Michael Boley isn’t a happy camper these days with the Giants, as the NY Daily News talks about, he played just 25 percent vs the Ravens Sunday, and is a bit frustrated about it.
For years, Michael Boley has been a mainstay in the Giants defense, one of their most reliable linebackers but on Sunday, he saw a steep decrease in playing time. And on Wednesday, he admitted that the decline in snaps left him “a little bit” frustrated.
“A little bit,” he said. “But coaches make the decision, we’re just employees . . .That’s what they felt like going with, so, you know, you play it.”
“I was surprised. But then again, it’s not my call.”
Against Baltimore, he played only 25% of the defensive snaps, despite the fact that the Giants often used four linebackers at once. On Monday, Tom Coughlin had called Boley’s decline in playing time “a cumulative health thing,” hinting that the back, hip and hamstring issues the linebacker dealt with all season had compromised his ability slightly.
Boley said Wednesday that that “could have” factored, and he admitted that 2012 has not been “how I would like it to be” but he added that he’s “still here, still playing,” and that he felt he could have been effective on Sunday, especially since “at this time of year, nobody is 100%.”
“I could have played more, I think so,” Boley said. “It’s water under the bridge now.”