Tom Coughlin lost both of his replay challenges yesterday, but said he had seen photographic evidence that he should have won the first one. That occurred in the first quarter, when Eli Manning threw a pass in the end zone for Jake Ballard, who was ruled out of bounds – on the initial ruling and after referee Jeff Triplette reviewed the play. Coughlin said it was twice called incorrectly.
"I just saw a picture which made me sick to my stomach, which FOX produced and showed that he's in," Coughlin said. "Don't ask me about that because I really don't know why, but I did see the picture. And the second one (on a reception by Green Bay's Donald Driver in the third quarter), I really shouldn't have challenged. It was right on our sideline, but it was a third-and-three and I was very much aware of where the ball was going, where it was headed and if there was any way that could have been turned around and they were hurrying up to the ball to snap it. So I really didn't get a great call from upstairs. I've been overly aggressive with those calls, not waiting for any kind of advice from upstairs.
"It seems like we've had a series of things that have not been clear and even when the pictures are there, not been really clear, that I've gone ahead and challenged anyway. I've done so for a number of reasons, but last night I challenged the Ballard thing. No question about that. I wasn't going to not challenge that and then have somebody tell me, 'Did you know he was in?' And then, as I said, the one on the sideline, I was upset, I really was because it was third-and-three. I thought we had them stopped."
*Coughlin had no update on safety Kenny Phillips, who sprained his left knee in the first half and was undergoing tests at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
Rookies Prince Amukamara (ankle) and Spencer Paysinger (hamstring) were "nursing in the training room," Coughlin said.
*Asked if Osi Umenyiora would practice this week, Coughlin said, "The original prognosis would be no, but we'll see." Umenyiora sprained his ankle last week in New Orleans.
*Coughlin said linebacker Michael Boley and running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who returned to action after missing time with hamstring and foot injuries, respectively, were both sore. "To be expected," Coughlin said. "Bradshaw is telling me it's not as bad."
*Dave Tollefson has a contusion in his knee. "He's a tough guy and if there's any way, he'll go," Coughlin said.
Join other diehard Giants Fans! Follow @Giants
Also be sure to Like the Giants on Facebook
Add us to your Google Plus Circle
Download the FREE GIANTS MOBILE APP by texting "Giants" to 51288 or by visiting iTunes, Android MarketPlace, Blackberry App World!