New York Giants: Coach Tom Coughlin doesn't like distractions and it was only a matter of time before he began imposing that philosophy on his players. The Giants used to have the option of watching television while working out in their weight room or as they were receiving treatment in the trainer's room, but no longer. The two television sets in the trainer's room and the two near the treadmills in the weight room have been removed by order of Tom Coughlin, the new head coach. But the players aren't upset. In fact they're welcoming the change. "Little things like that," CB Will Peterson told the New York Post. "Just more focus on little details you can tell he's behind, and it's going to make a difference." S Shaun Williams added: "I wasn't watching the TV that much. It was nice to have in there at times but it's probably better that we don't. I know it's not helping us, so taking them out isn't a big deal."
Atlanta Falcons: QB Michael Vick is working on learning the team's new offense, but he could be slightly distracted considering recent events indirectly involving him. Two Newport News, Va., men are facing felony drug charges after police stopped them Feb. 3 in a pick-up truck registered to Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and Charles W. Readmon Jr., the nephew of Vick's high school football coach. Police said there is no evidence to connect Vick with the drug arrests. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution police said Harry Leon Snead Jr., 23, and Jerry Lee Garner, 23, were jailed on various charges including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy to commit a felony.
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