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Coach Tom Coughlin

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Q: How is Prince Amukamara?

A: He is coming along. If he stays on schedule, he will start to do some things once we resume.

Q: Do you think he will play when you come back?

A: I have no idea. We will have to wait and see.Q: Did Chris Snee have his exam today?

A: He is having it as we speak, I think. I don't know the total picture on that.Q: How is Brandon Jacobs doing?

A: He is doing alright but there are some things that they are trying to get under control. He actually feels pretty good but there is still some work to do.  

Q: Is this a more difficult year to be a coach with the new rules of practicing and training camp?

A: There is a lot of things to be adjusted to but once it starts, it starts and you just go from there.  Do you get the same benefit from a jog through and a practice versus two practices, I don't think so. That is my opinion.

Q: Did the bye come at a good time for this team?

A: The bye is like anything else in this business. It is there. And whatever your thoughts are about game three, it is there; game six, it's there; or game eight, it is there. The ideal time for everyone is absolutely midpoint of the season but you take it when it is there and do the best you can with it.

Q: Why did you give the players off after today?

A: I just feel like we got organized and got a chance to look at the film. We did some film work and we talked about what the plan is so I think we are good.

Q: Will you take some days off?

A: We will be here.

Q: Are you surprised the Raiders gave up two first round picks for Palmer?

A: I don't know if I am surprised by anything.

Q: Will Brandon Jacobs be here for treatment?

A: He will be treated no matter where the arrangement is. Those that are injured and in the training room, their treatment will continue, no matter what the site is. If he travels, then he will be treated wherever he is, and the arrangements will be made by our medical staff.

Q: What was your thought process in challenging the no-touchdown call on Manningham on Sunday?

A: The idea was that the ball was in the end zone and the ball was on his stomach while he was on his back on the floor of the end zone. At that point in time, he had control of it. Upstairs, they were asking is it or isn't it. Why would I let a play like that go by without something? Maybe we don't have as many camera angles. Maybe it is something that they see, and there have been three or four of these plays where there has to be some consistency established from a standpoint of getting it one way. We saw one on television that looked exactly like this one and it went the other way for a touchdown. I just felt like I did not want to let that one just go by if there was any chance at all that it would be overruled and be called a touchdown. I had all three. Sometimes there is a reason to challenge even when you don't have the full evidence or really don't believe you are going to win it. You do it anyway at certain points in the game and you may have an ulterior motive and in this case, my motive was that if there was any chance at all after a play like that it could be ruled a score, I certainly didn't want one of you coming to me and saying, you know that was a catch.

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Q: Did you want to send a message to the league?

A: At that point in time, that wasn't what the thought was but after the weekend, I am certain that they are taking a hard look. Normally they just verify that this was the right call and this is the way all the calls should have been made. I am sure they will.

Q: Do you address your team on things that need to be worked on?

A: We did all that this morning and we have just a little more to go. The normal stuff about being safe and taking care of yourself, understand where we are, rest up and keep your eye on the prize.

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