(Michael Strahan celebrates the recovery of his video collection)

Thankfully, there’s a (slightly) more interesting storyline following the Giants’ 19-3 dispatch of Washington yesterday than the wit and wisdom of the Shockster. From the New York Post’s Paul Schwartz.

The Giants feel linebacker Marcus Washington was far too aggressive on the three kneel-downs by Eli Manning to end the game. When a team is in its “victory formation,” the usual course of action for a defense is to step across the line, making minimal contact. Washington, though, hit guard Rich Seubert harder than he appreciated.

“They can do what they want, that just shows their class,” said Seubert, who shouted, “I’ll see you in a few weeks,” to the Skins as he walked through the tunnel following the game. The Giants end their regular season at Washington on Dec. 30.

Jacobs could also be seen howling at Washington safety Sean Taylor. Jacobs said after the game Taylor warned him, “You’d better protect yourself” the next time they tangled.

“He throws his whole body out there like he’s got another one in the closet,” Jacobs said. “I don’t see myself taking one of those hits. I respect his game. The NFL needs safeties like him, the way he hits, it sets the tone. Me, myself, I’m not going to allow the tone to get set by him hitting me like that.”