I personally don’t have a problem with this. It shows that we are tough and are not going to back down. Considering that it was a pre-season game, I find it to be no big deal but as Rex says, Jacobs threw the first punch.
DENNIS WASZAK Jr. from the AP writes: After Mario Manningham’s 7-yard catch with 8:37 left in the third quarter, Wilkerson and Jacobs shoved each other. The two yelled at each other several yards away from where Manningham caught the pass as players from both teams rushed over to separate Jacobs and Wilkerson before things escalated.
“That’s not good football,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “That’s something you just don’t want to see. You can’t lose your control is the message there. And when you do, you have to pay the price.”
Both Jacobs and Wilkerson, the Jets’ first-round draft picks, were called for offsetting disqualification penalties, meaning both were done for the day with the Jets leading 7-3.
“I can understand it because I think both guys swung at each other,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “Our guy swung second. He swung hard, but he swung second.”
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