NFL: Greg Schiano Did No Wrong

September 18th, 2012

So who is Giants headmaster Tom Coughlin going to yell at now?

The talk of the NFL yesterday was how Coughlin dressed down Bucs coach Greg Schiano for what Coughlin thought was a dirty play when Schiano ordered the Bucs to try to dislodge the ball from Eli Manning during a kneeldown on the final play in the sickening Bucs collapse of a loss to the Super Bowl champs Sunday.

Well, the suits at the NFL headquarters on Park Avenue looked at the evidence and, in a manner of speaking, backed up Schiano and stated Coughlin was out of line, so reports Mike Garafolo of USA Today.

@MikeGarafolo: If anyone was wondering, the NFL will have nothing further on the final play of NYG-TB. No violations on the play or afterward, they say.

This is just nonsense how much run this play has gotten. If it was, say, Pete Carroll in Seattle, it would barely create a ripple. But since it happened in the media capital of the western hemisphere… controversy!

15 Responses to “NFL: Greg Schiano Did No Wrong”

  1. flmike Says:

    It was a genius move, it took all the media heat off the Bucs defense for collapsing in the 4th and put the focus on Schiano.

  2. SteveK Says:

    I hope we hit everyone in the mouth all year.

    I love it, all those pansies crying about a little LEGAL contact.

  3. SteveK Says:

    Agree flmike,

    We need some pass rush, anything.

    Our O could have played a little better. Free is the key to this season. He plays well, we win. He plays meh, we lose 41-34. Freeman needed to put the G-spots away.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The media thrives on controversy…it helps them to fill 24/7 airtime & internet.
    As for the play itself…it is neither illegal or dirty. It is exactly what Football or any sport is all about….compete until its over.
    We had better be prepared for teams to do that to us….and, I hope we have situations that they have lots of opportunities.

  5. bucswin Says:

    Everybody knew it was within the rules. That wasn’t the question/issue.

    Screw Coughlin.

  6. bucfanjeff Says:

    If we created a turnover and\or scored, Schiano would be a genius and the NY media would be calling for Coughlin’s head…or Manning for a turnover.

    This is a bunch of whiney @ss people complaining for the sake of complaining. Get over it and move on.

  7. flmike Says:

    Our D was gassed by the 4th, Sully needs to open the playbook a bit more he went conservative way to early, if you have a team down and reeling, which the Giants were, thats the time to curb-stomp them, not curl up and try and run the clock out, hell there was 25 minutes left in the game and you go into clock killing mode?

  8. Jbrooks Says:

    Exactly Flmike. The defense was gassed and Blitzin bill refused to help his corners. His play calling is down right stupid with all the safety and corner blitzes. And this is the second week in a row we shut our offense down in the second half. Mi will go ahead and say what needs to be said. We won’t beat any good teams if our coaches don’t fix the pathetic play calling. Scared play calling on offense and reckless play calling on defense. Never seen anything like it before in my life.

  9. Hyperryd Says:

    I noticed over on PFT that Schiano’s Scarlet Knights did the same thing and twice in 2009 forced the fumble and retrieved the ball. Why wouldn’t he do it in the NFL when we are down one score. If it might work and it is legal, just do it!

  10. Paul Says:

    I used to remember D-Linemen reaching over the pile all of the time to tag the QB for a sack on the sheet. I think it was Warren Sapp that said he did this but I might be mistaken. I haven’t seen it happen recently in the past few years though. I wonder why we didn’t get a sack registered?

  11. Miguel Grande Says:

    They made no play on the ball. They simply launched themselves into the Giant’s knees. The play is over when the QB takes a knee. The whistle blows almost instantly.

    The NFL is a close knit fraternity, the Bucs can expect to see some payback starting this week with the NFC East division’s Dallas Cowgirls. You just know Coughlin’s been burning up the phone lines to Dallas and Jerry Jones.

    If this is an example of NSO, I believe the attendance at CITS will actually go down by half.

    NSO means no halftime adjustments, play dirty, whine and complain when the scabs don’t rule your way. Keep your best ball players off the field because they’re being punished for something so trivial, asinine and childish that the Little General has to lie to the press to cover it up.

    Isn’t the definition of insanity do the same thing over and over and expecting different results?

  12. Buc N' A Says:

    Poor Miguel. Someone should give him a hug. So much hate. Imagine how he would treat the Bucs if they weren’t his favorite team? They are your favorite team, right? I sometimes have a hard time discerning that through all your negativity. Come on Miguel. So one positive thing about your apparent favorite team. I know you can do it. If not, then why are you even here?

  13. Miguel Grande Says:

    I thought Mason Foster had a career game.

    Eric Wright was great.

    Dallas Clark was awesome.

    The OL was good.

    Freeman and the receivers did well.

    The 1st half game plan was good but the game has 2 halves.

    LGB came to play.

    Connor Barth was stellar.

    Was that positive enough?

  14. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    There is no doubt that the team has areas to improve upon. But what I like seeing is improvement from one game to the next…and I don’t see how the improvement with the Bucs can be denied.

    In the first game, offense was invisible except for the opening drive. In the second game, they played better the entire first half.

    The way I see it, by game 4 this team might well be clicking on offense all game. Defense is getting better each game as well.

    To me, it gives a lot to look forward to. Seeing how they rebound in the 4th game if they lose to the cowboys as well will be key. I think we go into the bye 2-2 (at least)

  15. Buc N' A Says:

    Now we’re talking, Miguel!! I tip my cap to you. Bring the negative all you want, but people will shut you out if you don’t at least balance it out a little with some positives. Glad to see you do have some love for the Bucs. Also, I agree 100% Connor Barth is INCREDIBLE! The dude is locked in. Dallas Clark needs more catches.