An apologetic Osi Umenyiora returned to the Giants after leaving earlier today, and issued the following statement:
"I made a mistake by leaving the facility today. I was wrong. I came in here this afternoon and met with coach Coughlin, coach Sheridan and coach Waufle and apologized and explained why I left the building; that will remain between us. I have no problem with our defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan or any of our coaches. That’s the end of it, as far as I am concerned."
So, theoretically, that is the end of the issue. Let's hope so. I honestly don't have any clue what precipitated tensions between Umenyiora and Sheridan. If the defensive coordinator criticized Osi for anything after Saturday's game I would guess it is Umenyiora's penchant for snap-jumping, which leaves him horribly out of position if the offense happens to call a running play.