New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin had an angry exchange with Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano Sunday following the Giants' 41-34 victory. Below, you see Coughlin -- the league's oldest coach -- giving the rookie Buccaneers head coach a piece of his mind.
What precipitated the play was Giants quarterback Eli Manning getting roughly blasted to the ground by a Tampa Bay defender on the final play of the game with the Giants in victory formation and Manning simply trying to kneel to run out the clock.
No call was made on the play by the officials, but it was undeniably a cheap shot from a frustrated Bucs team that watched as the rallied from a 27-13 deficit to earn the victory. The fact that Manning threw for 510 yards might also have had the Tampa Bay defense feeling a little bit grumpy.
Either way, nice to see that the old man still has the fire in the belly.
Schiano, incidentally, did not apologize for the play:
"I don't know if that's not something that's done in the National Football League, but what I do with our football team is we fight until they tell us the game is over. There's nothing dirty about it. There's nothing illegal about it. We crowd the ball. It's like a sneak defense and we try to knock it loose," Schiano said. "If they watch Rutgers, they would know, that's what we do at the end of the game. We're not going to quit. That's just the way I coach and teach our players. Some people were upset about it. I don't have any hesitation. That's the way we play: clean, hard football until they tell us the game is over."