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Tollefson gets belated praise

New York Giants defensive end Dave Tollefson (71)

New York Giants defensive end Dave Tollefson (71) celebrates a 2010 sack. Credit: AP

Apparently Tom Coughlin reviews EVERY part of gameday, including his own press conferences. He was critical of his remarks after Sunday’s win for not heaping enough love on Dave Tollefson.

“I did a poor job with you people postgame in terms of talking about contributions,” he said today. “In Dave Tollefson you’ve got a guy that’s played well, really the whole year for us, who’s doing whatever we’ve asked him to. If you noticed, he played inside over the guards last week. He plays on the kickoff return. He’s on the punt team. You ask if he’d like to have a chance, if there’s been any kind of drive, not to go and no, he wants to go. He’s been a guy that’s really sacrificed and been very selfless in his approach this year. That’s contagious. The people around him are very aware of that. He’s picked up the slack at the beginning of the year when Osi wasn’t available, at this point in time Tuck wasn’t available. He’s done a good job.”

Tollefson is second on the team with 3.0 sacks and has a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on special teams.

And he might have the best sack dance on the team, his tribute to "Family Guy" and "Roadhouse."


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