27 Sep 2005
Tom Coughlin's rule that players have to be five minutes early to every meeting is silly. Why not just tell them when the meeting starts and treat them like the adults they are by starting it at the stated time, not five minutes before the stated time?
But as long as it's the coach's rule, the players have to abide by it, and Plaxico Burress didn't last week. Because of that, Coughlin sat him during the Giants' first drive. Jeremy Shockey says that hurt the offense, and he's not happy about it.
"I understand his point, but it's really not fair," Shockey said of Coughlin's decision to bench Burress early. "It affects the whole team."
10 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2005, 3:16pm by jim's apple pie
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