Found June 15, 2012 on Big Giants Boom:
Jim Mancari BGB Assistant Editor Earlier this week, the New England Patriots claimed former Giants tight end Jake Ballard off waivers. Ballard had been removed from the Giants active roster since he likely won’t play in a game during the 2012 season. Tom Coughlin was disappointed that Ballard was claimed, since the whole plan was that he would clear waivers and be placed on the physically unable to perform list. Of course, the media has blown this out of proportion, in that Coughlin is allegedly upset with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick for violating an unwritten rule in the NFL. However, that’s not the case, and there’s no reason to even be discussing the Patriots in any of this. Coughlin was disappointed because the Giants are losing a good player in a way that was unexpected. Ballard could have been an offensive contributor for a few more years after regaining his health, but that won’t be the ...

Jake Ballard claimed by Patriots, Giants Tom Coughlin upset

The New York Giants waived TE Jake Ballard earlier this week with the team planning to re-sign the injured player and place him on the injured reserve list. The best laid plans sometime go awry as the New England Patriots swooped in and plucked the tight end off the waiver wire, keeping him from returning to the Giants. The Patriots shrewd move has drawn the ire of New York Giants...

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Tom Coughlin of New York Giants frustrated Jake Ballard claimed by New England Patriots - ESPN Boston

Tom Coughlin of New York Giants frustrated Jake Ballard claimed by New England Patriots - ESPN...

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Take A Breath Tommy

Settle down, Tom, will ya? Tom Coughlin is up in arms because the Giants waived Jake Ballard and the Patriots had the nerve to sneak in and pick him up – which is what you’re supposed to do when you want a player and he is on waivers. I realize that Bill Belichick is evil, but it’s really hard to blame him in this situation. He realized that Ballard is good, so he claimed...

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Giants stinging over loss of Ballard

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