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Coughlin: Jacobs hasn't asked for a trade

The day started with a report from the Bergen Record that New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs planned to ask general manager Jerry Reese for a trade. Now it sounds like that plan never came to fruition. Coach Tom Coughlin said he heard about the report at 5 a.m. ET.

"As far as I know, there has been no request for any trade," Coughlin told reporters Monday. "That one was a surprise to me."

But Coughlin was critical of Jacobs throwing his helmet into the stands in the third quarter.

"The whole incident upsets me," said Coughlin. "It really makes no sense, it is a senseless act. I don't know what you are going to accomplish by that. Even if it was an accident, the frustration, you got to learn to deal with it. You got to have poise and have some patience and have some control. The only reason I emphatically say that is, God forbid, somebody could have gotten hurt."

Coughlin said the Giants will wait and let the NFL decide any possible discipline over Jacobs' toss. I would expect a pretty hefty fine, but a suspension would surprise me. But if the helmet had injured anyone, we'd be having a different conversation.