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While the Giants did a lot of complaining about Coughlin and his rules after he became the coach in 2004, the griping decreased dramatically as the team got better, made the playoffs and eventually won a Super Bowl in February 2009.
The way last season ended _ with losses in eight of the final 11 games _ it’s not surprising players are yapping.
An angry Jacobs complained about losing his starting job after the final preseason game. He then tossed his helmet into the stands after being pulled Sunday. The league fined Jacobs $10,000 on Tuesday. Coughlin also met with him and discussed being more professional and controlling his emotions.
Jacobs apologized for his actions on Wednesday to the media, the team, the Colts and the fan in Indianapolis who caught his helmet.
“I didn’t mean for that to happen,” Jacobs said. “I was angry. I should have never thrown the helmet to begin with, no matter where it went to.”
In recent years, Coughlin has noted the importance of his leadership council, a group of 10 or 11 players who acted as intermediaries between him and the players.
Coughlin dropped the council this year. He noted it was not as effective in 2009 and the players had changed. Eli Manning, Justin Tuck and Chase Blackburn were named the captains and Coughlin has relied on them to deal with the players.
“We have great leaders on this team,” Manning said. “You don’t have to be voted to a council to be a leader. All 53 guys are leaders in some way, either just doing their job or being accountable to this team.”
Manning said players also have to realize they work in the New York metropolitan area and things they say are going to become headlines.
“Antrel is new to New York and he has to get accustomed to that and Brandon is Brandon,” Manning said. “Brandon knows he made a mistake and we’ve talked a little bit. Now it’s about playing football. We’ve been through this in the past and it doesn’t matter what you say to the media making a complaint. It won’t fix anything.” NOTES: Starting C Shaun O’Hara had his sore ankle placed in a boot and did not practice. …S Michael Johnson (back), LB Chase Blackburn (knee), WR Mario Manningham (illness) and LB Phillip Dillard (hamstring) did not practice. TE Kevin Boss returned to practice after missing the Colts game with a concussion.
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