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Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Brandon Jacobs, Mario Manningham departures don’t concern Tom Coughlin. Nor does arrival of Tim Tebow.


Brandon Jacobs takes his wide body west, to the San Francisco 49ers. (Nick Laham / Getty Images)
Brandon Jacobs is gone, joining Mario Manningham on the West Coast with the San Francisco 49ers. So is Devin Thomas, who signed with the Chicago Bears, and Aaron Ross, who landed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The New York Giants aren’t concerned because they believe General Manager Jerry Reese has a free-agency plan and he’s sticking to it. Nor are the Giants fretting about their status in New York, despite the arrival of Tim Tebow with the Jets. They did, ahem, win that big game in February.


What? Him worry? (Luis M. Alvarez / AP)
“You know who won the Super Bowl. You know who the world champions are,” Coach Tom Coughlin told the New York Daily News’ Gary Myers on Wednesday. “Whether we are on the front page every day or not, it’s not that important to me. New Yorkers know.”

Not that Coughlin had anything bad to say about the Jets or Tebow. “Tim Tebow was 7-4. People talk about how he does things, but he has won,” Coughlin said. “He’s physically tough. He has ability as a runner. He continues to work in the throwing game, and there are things he does in that aspect better than others. You got a guy who is going to be a force in the locker room, a very positive guy.”

About the only burning issue left with the Giants concerns Coughlin himself. He has one year left on his contract and is discussing an extension with the team. “Quite frankly, it will get done. It’s not like it’s not going to happen.”

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