Top NFL Tough Guy Calls Schiano “Tough Guy”

March 29th, 2012

When notorious whip-cracker and two-time Super Bowl winner Tom Coughlin calls you a “tough guy,” that means something.

And that’s what the Giants coach told Tampa Tribune scribe eye-RAH! Kaufman about Greg Schiano this week at the NFL owners meetings.

“I think Greg’s a solid football coach,” Coughlin said. “I interviewed him when he was very young and he was impressive. He’s a tough guy with good organizational skills. He certainly has the outstanding work ethic, he’s smart and he’s a man of principles.”

Damn, Joe can’t wait for Schiano to start giving some tough-guy leadership and direction to the young Bucs when they report back to the team on Monday. Schiano, as Raheem Morris would say, no doubt will be “ready to deal.”

37 Responses to “Top NFL Tough Guy Calls Schiano “Tough Guy””

  1. RodfromOKC Says:

    Its great to hear current coaches give him kudos for things we’ve heard from the front office and former players. Great to hear the consistent praise for Schiano!

  2. BucBuckeye Says:

    Yep, I’d much rather have a coach that wins superbowls than guys that make mllionaire players feel good about themselves.

    Hope it’s more like Chucky, less like Raheem.

    Let’s get on with the season!

  3. bucbelevr Says:

    Mannnn, Richardson LOOKS GOOD at his Pro Day!! Discouraging to think Browns could take him. The quality of dimensions he adds to ANY offense, is so critical, rare. One player, adding that much to the Bucs offense, with very little direction needed, just lil playbook?!!!

  4. bucbelevr Says:

    Schiano sure would LOVE the running game TRich would enable! Little taller, little leaner, but very Ray Rice like for Schiano. With a toughness, Schiano would drool over.

  5. SteveK Says:

    Mental Midgets, need not apply!

  6. Oahubuc Says:

    Party’s over, punks.

  7. 941-Bucs Says:

    I have a feeling the Bucs are going to go from being Boys to being Men by the end of this year!

  8. SteveK Says:


    Hopefully the “Men” can win more than 4.

  9. raphael Says:

    by monday afternoon the axe will be falling

  10. Traew Says:

    As long as I never hear the term: “Youngry”

  11. Sensiblebuc Says:

    On paper, Schiano looks to be exactly what this team needs: Organization and Structure. Every minute of their day will be planned out and everyone will be held accountable.

    It’s good to hear Schiano had garnered some respect around the Leagur before he’s even coached his 1st game.

  12. Capt. Tim Says:

    I hope all those things are true about Schiano.
    A man of Principles is what this group of quitters and hoodlums need

    Richardson looked good?
    He ran a 4.58!! That’s a slow guard!
    He looked sluggish in the movement drills, also
    Mark Ingram was obviously the diamond out of that pair!

    Richardson- lacking speed, will get beat up in the NFL. His game film showed he couldn’t out run the defense in college.
    He’ll be slower than many Dlineman in the NFL
    A slow power runner- it’ll be like watching wolves kill a cow- poor kid

  13. Eric Says:

    So was Ray Perkins…………..3 practices a day.

    Im a little confused. I thought the key was a “players” coach that everyone loved – like Raheem the Dream. I swear I heard that on here before. Players just loved him.

    You know, that “next Chuck Noll” guy.

    Im still in shock that the “dynasty/lasting contention” never kicked in during Rah’s tenure as so many predicted.

    Now the players all sucked BECAUSE of the next Chuck Noll?

    I need a program to follow this.

  14. bucoooobruceAlstott Says:

    Hearing this about Shiano makes me wander why he wasent our first pick,why did the Glazers want Chip Kelly.If I had a choice right now knowing alot more about the two I would want Shiano hands down.

    So in other words thank you Chip Kelly.

    Tampaaaaaaaaaa Baaaaaaaaaaaay.

  15. JT Says:

    “Top RB prospect Trent Richardson posted 40-yard dash times in the 4.45-to-4.49-second range.”


  16. the buc realist Says:

    So does that mean that we will have a ” Grown man team” ?

  17. Bobby Says:

    @Capt Tim…errrr…that’s not the correct number sequence….he ran a 4.45 which isn’t bad coming off of knee surgery.

  18. Bobby Says:

    And if we ever have a 300 lb guard run in the 4.5 range I’m guessing that will be a combine record! LOL! Another ridiculous post Capt.

  19. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Capt. Just be quiet please. You sound dumber with every posts.

  20. bucbelevr Says:

    Boy….good thing @Capt Tim knows better than Nick Saban. Or better than the most reputable NFL evaluators of any outlet. But hey…..maybe Tim can just stay Captain….of the couch?…

  21. Sensiblebuc Says:

    In Tim’s defense I posted the 4.58 time earlier without cross checking it. That’s probably where he got it from. I do NOT co-sign any of his other comments however 🙂

    Running in the 4.4 range is all he needed to do to shut down the naysayers. I think he’ll be a great back in the League whether he goes to us or the Brownies.

  22. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Which shows Tims lack of research..

  23. Eric Says:

    thats 3.5 seconds faster than Raheem’s Grandmother.

    But much slower than Raheem, if his uncles are chasing him.

  24. Capt. Tim Says:

    Ah, dumbasses- his workout was televised today. I watched him run the 40, on Espn . 4.58.
    It’s no wonder you guys remain ignorant.
    Espn televised all the Alabama player workouts at proday today.

    His slow time was the talk of the workout.

  25. Capt. Tim Says:

    4.58 perinside sports also.
    An no, that’s to slow for a Rb
    Ingram ran a 4.6

  26. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Capt. Tim
    Right or wrong, I don’t think it matters…because the only way the Bucs take him is if their other options are off the board.

  27. Capt. Tim Says:

    Listen- I like the guy. They said after he ran, that his slow time might be due to his surgery. They suggested the Bucs retune him, a few days before the draft.

    IF we had signed a starting CB, and Lb, then I’d be excited about Richardson!
    But we have a fantastic RB now, despite all the ignorant comments I keep seeing. Two is a major luxury.

    With a defense giving up 40 points- this ain’t a luxury ride.
    Needs- then wants.

    But that slow time is a concern. They showed a lot of his game tape today- they pointed out that he gets ran down from behind, and couldn’t skirt the defense
    If he struggled with speed in college- ges Gonba have huge problems in the NFL

  28. Bobby Says:

    @Capt…NOONE has an official time on Richardson. He was clocked at anywhere from 4.4 to 4.56, depending on who had the stopwatch. There is no official time. NFL reported 4.4 while others reported slightly higher. My guess is that since it was not electronically timed that he is much faster than what a stopwatch would indicate. At any rate, he is going to work out for the Bucs so I’m sure they will do their due diligence, but to suggest that his 40 time negates his on field performance is just beyond stupid and really makes you look like a hack poster. No one in their right mind would think that Richardson is slow unless they were blind or stupid or possibly both.

  29. Sam Says:

    Im sure Blount doesnt run in the 4.4’s either but he still gets the job done and runs over people correct? You dont have to be a track star to play running back in the NFL. Does it help of course but not needed. Also Emmitt Smith ran a 4.6 too would anyone like to say he couldnt make it in the league? I didnt think so.

  30. Macabee Says:

    FYI: For anybody that cares, Curtis Lofton signed for 5yr 33.5mil, 7.8mil guaranteed, with a 5 mil signing bonus.

  31. jarrett Says:

    Tim YOur richardson take is so horrible, im sure in a week or two you will be telling us how good he is, that way you can be right at least once. YOu comparing him to a cow is real rich, well i guess it takes one to know one.

  32. Ladyz Says:

    What did Dom offer Lofton?

  33. Capt. Tim Says:

    Jarrett- I know yer particularly slow, but if you read my post above yours
    No look up, dummy
    Yeah, no read that
    If the Bucs sign London Fletcher
    And aquire a starting Cb
    And draft another cB and lb with the 2 nd and 3 rd pick
    Then I want them to Draft Richardson!
    I think his knee isn’t 100%.
    And while I do think he’s gonna be a lil slow, I also think he will get lots of yards up the gut.
    I get excited thinking about him and Blount together- because they would beat a defense down!

    If we did the above- id be excited to draft to draft Justin Blackmon! We never talk about him- yet paired with Jackson and Williams- we dominate a defense!

    But again- need before want. We ain’t beating anybody with the defense we have. We have horrible players on the back 7.
    That has to be improved first, or nothing else matters

    Or , Jarrett- did you enjoy watching us get beat by 40 points every damn game last year??
    Richardson ain’t fixing that

    We own a car with a blown engine, and you Richardson boys wanna spend the money in a new stereo system!

    I wanna a new stereo too!

    After we fix the Engine!
    Did I go to fast for you boys?

  34. Capt. Tim Says:

    Ladyz- sadly, I would have to say not enough.
    And that’s too bad. We desperately need his services!

  35. BraveBuc Says:

    ESPN is also saying he ran a 4.4….

  36. Capt. Tim Says:

    During his workout- they put 4,56 on the screen. Then went on to show tape of him getting ran down from behind, and not being able to turn the corner.
    They also said he stated his knee was at 70%.
    Their analyst stated that if Tampa was still interested- they should have him run again- a few days before the draft- to see if his knee/ speed had improved

    They didn’t say that because he ran a 4.4

  37. Capt. Tim Says:

    Sporting news mock draft, posted a couple hours ago
    Browns draft Tannehill. We draft Claiborne.
    Bengals take Richardson at 17

    That’s about right.