Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has much to do after gameday. He has to watch film, evaluate each player's performance, and most importantly, figure out what went right or wrong that week.
There is also the task of submitting plays to the NFL that coaches want clarification on, whether it's penalties or close calls. Shumur refers to these duties as "a handful of things" during his normal work week.
But, after a few questionable calls on Sunday against the Saints, his workload got heavier.
"I have a bigger handful this week," he told The Post's Paul Schwartz on Monday.
There are a few plays in particular that the Giants will likely send to the NFL. First, CB Janoris Jenkins' "horse-collar tackle" call appeared to be a clean tackle. Jenkins looked to have brought down RB Alvin Kamara by his collar, but replay showed he grabbed his shoulder instead. Referees converged to discuss, but the verdict stood as a 15-yard penalty.
Dalvin Tomlinson was also at the end of a questionable no-call in his case. With the Saints pressed back on their own three-yard line following a muffed kick by Ted Ginn Jr., C Max Unger looked to trip Tomlinson as he rushed QB Drew Brees in the end zone. Brees delivered a strike to his receiver for a 21-yard completion to get out of trouble.
And finally, there was the crucial third-down play in the fourth quarter on CB Donte Deayon, who was called for pass interference on WR Cameron Meredith. Deayon clearly got a piece of Meredith's jersey, but it wasn't extremely obvious. The call resulted in the Saints killing more clock before Kamara iced the game with a touchdown run.
The referees were complained about after the game by LB Alec Ogletree, who said they were "worried about reffing in the Super Bowl game."
"That definitely was explained to me, that you wouldn't make that call in the Super Bowl," he said. "I don't think that's right. I think you should call the game as it's being played. If you do that, everything will work itself out."
Shurmur, though, didn't like Ogletree's comment. He believes involving officials after a loss is an excuse.
"When we start talking about the 'O' word -- officiating -- then that's excuse-making," Shurmur said.
It may be an excuse, but it was apparent to the rest of those watching the game that certain calls should and shouldn't have been made. Hopefully the Giants and Shurmur receive more clarity on that after sending in the tape.