Strahan rips ref for 'garbage' call
Posted: Monday November 19, 2007 04:59AM ET
Looking back, it could have been the play that ruined the game for the Giants. They were clinging to a 16-10 lead with 2:17 remaining when Justin Tuck was hit with a 15-yard roughing-the-passer penalty. That gave the Lions a gift first down in Giants territory. "That call was garbage," Michael Strahan said vehemently. Lions quarterback Jon Kitna was rolling to his right as Tuck raced in and lunged at Kitna's ankles just as he threw the ball to Kevin Jones for a mere 2-yard gain. Referee Tony Corrente threw a flag after Tuck made contact with Kitna and the two hit the turf. Tom Coughlin afterward was incredulous. "The penalty on Justin Tuck was just . . . I don't know what we're going to do in football if we can't tackle the quarterback, I really don't," Coughlin said.