From our friend (who used to be our enemy) Howard Eskin in Philly comes an interesting tidbit regarding the immediate aftermath of the Miracle in the New Meadowlands.
Per Eskin, who hosts a daily show on WIP 610 and who serves as the radio sideline reporter for Eagles games, Giants coach Tom Coughlin ordered punter Matt Dodge out of the locker room after Sunday’s game. Coughlin said that Dodge is “[n]o longer on this team.”
Eskin says that Giants players were under the clear impression that Dodge had been cut.
If so, Coughlin at some point changed his mind.
Dodge got an on-camera tongue-lashing from Coughlin after the rookie punter failed to kick the ball out of bounds on what would have been the last play of regulation, but that ended up being the last play of the game, thanks to Dodge and Eagles return man DeSean Jackson.
UPDATE: Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon has disputed the report. “I don’t know who this ‘reporter’ is,” Hanlon said, “but I do know this story is bogus.”