Tom Couglin Was Not Happy With Greg Schiano After Yesterday’s Giants-Bucs Game (Video)
In case you missed it, yesterday’s game between the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers was pretty wild. Eli Manning threw for 510 yards with 3 TDs and 3 INTs, and New York outscored Tampa 25-7 in the 4th quarter for a thrilling 41-34 victory.
However, what most people will be talking about is not the game itself, but what happened on the last play of the game. That’s because, with the Giants’ victory all locked up, Bucs coach Greg Schiano stirred a little contorversy by having his linemen go after Manning on the last play of the game as the Giants lined up in “victory formation.”
After the game, he explained, “I don’t know if that’s not something that’s not done in the National Football League, but what I do with our football team is we fight until they tell us ‘Game over.’ There’s nothing dirty about it and there’s nothing illegal about it.”
Of course, he’s right about the “nothing illegal” part, but the “nothing dirty” claim is a little dubious. The tradition of taking a knee to run out the clock is pretty well-established in the NFL.
If nothing else, Giants coach Tom Coughlin disagreed. And he let Schiano know about it right after the final whistle blew. Take a look at the confrontation:
So what do you think? Was it just an attempt to play hard-nosed, never-give-up football. Or was it a bush-league move by a sore loser?