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Coughlin: No Trade Demand From Brandon Jacobs


New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Monday afternoon that unhappy running back Brandon Jacobs has not requested a trade.

"As far as I know, there has been no request for any trade," Coughlin said.

The coach did express his disappointment with Jacobs tossing his helmet into the stands during Sunday night's 38-14 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

"The whole incident upsets me," Coughlin said. "It's a senseless act. I don't know what you're going to accomplish by that. Even if it was an accident, the frustration, you've got to learn to deal with it. You've got to have poise, you've got to have some patience, you've got to have some control, and you've got to be able to control those kinds of situations. The only reason that I emphatically say that is God forbid someone would have been hurt."

Coughlin understands that Jacobs may be frustrated by losing the starting role to Ahmad Bradshaw, but he said it's up to Jacobs to prove that he deserves more playing time.

"That's fine, but there's a way to go about that. Go out on the field and prove it. Talking about it and constantly bringing this up is not the answer," Coughlin said. "Go to the field and make it happen. Be productive."

Eli: 'We Got Outplayed'

Giants quarterback Eli Manning got right to the point when he was asked Monday about Sunday's loss to his brother's Indianapolis Colts.

"We got outplayed and that's what it came down to in a lot of areas," Manning said. "We were just outperformed and we couldn't get anything going with too many turnovers.

"You play this game long enough, you're going to lose games. That's a part of football. You're going to get beat sometimes. You're going to go out there, and you're just going to get beat, and that's what happened yesterday. We have to learn, and find how to make adjustments and see what we can do and how we can improve and get back to playing better football."