Woodson spent all of last season on the Giants' practice squad and was among New York's final cuts this weekend. He knows all the plays and, even worse, all the audible calls.
Coughlin was blunt in saying it was obvious why Woodson was signed.
"I have been a part of it," Coughlin said Monday when asked whether he has ever signed a player released by a team he was about to play. "I have seen it done. A guy doesn't get in the door two seconds, and he is in a classroom being grilled."
"Oh, yeah. Yeah," Zorn said. "And that's something that I would be frustrated with, too, and I do understand that, that it makes it look like we're jumping on that, but that wasn't the major issue with the find."
Zorn said the Redskins scouted Woodson coming out of college and decided to take a chance on him after New York let him go.
"He might be able to help us a little bit," Zorn said. "He knows their stuff. He certainly knew their snap count and just the obvious things, but we're not trying to glean every little (detail), we're not going to put him under the microscope."
"Don't give out our secrets, Wood," Carr said. "That's what I told him. I haven't got a message back. I'm sure he is in meetings. I'm sure I'll hit him up this afternoon."
"We'll see how Woody handles it," Carr said. "I'm sure he'll handle it the right way. We'll find out early on if they know what is going on. I'm sure we'll have a plan. We're not going in there without having an answer for them knowing any of our checks, because we do do a lot of that stuff."
Standing in front of a locker that did not have his nameplate on Monday, Woodson said that he didn't hesitate to sign with the 'Skins after they called.
Washington's move, however, was suspicious.
"I'm definitely a little bit familiar with it," he said. "Right now, anything to help the Redskins out, I'm willing to do."
"We're going to have to change a few things verbiage-wise, like we do each and every week," Diehl said. "We play this team two times a year and every time we play them we come up with little different things, a little different terminology to keep them on edge."
Then he got serious.
"Think about it with our offense. We know what some words mean, but we don't know when it's a live word," Tuck said. "He can say (something) and tell everyone in the huddle to disregard it when he says it."
"I don't know if they will be able to hear everything we're doing, and we're at home, so I'm not real concerned about it," Manning said.
The mystery will play out Sunday.
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