Trashing Greg SchianoSeptember 17th, 2012
Joe just knew this was going to get out of hand. When the Bucs tried to knock the ball out of Eli Manning’s hands when the Giants tried a kneel-down in a victory formation, Giants headmaster went off on Schiano after the game in this season’s version of Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz.
Joe just knew the Big Apple fourth estate would tee off on Schiano and that’s exactly what is happening. Gary Myers of the New York Daily News unloads on the Bucs coach for what he perceives as dirty tactics.
That was personal. This was dangerous. Schiano ordered his guys to go after Manning, go after the ball. “If they watch Rutgers, they would know, that’s what we do at the end of the game,” he said.
Forgive Coughlin if he didn’t pop the best of “The Schiano Years” into his DVD player, although it wouldn’t have taken much more than two or three minutes to watch.
“We fight until the game is over,” Schiano said. “There’s nothing dirty about it.”
College coaches who try to bring college stuff to the NFL usually wind up back in college. “I don’t think you do that at this level,” Coughlin said.
This is just nonsense, though comical nonsense, on so many levels.
First, if Schiano really did tell the Bucs defense to go after Manning, how come his jersey was clean? Manning was so unfazed by the Bucs’ pass rush throughout the game, it was as if he had an Ebola virus.
Second, Coughlin admitted this week he has watched Rutgers tape to try to decipher just what Schiano football is.
Of course, no one would be saying anything if Justin Tuck knocked a ball loose from Josh Freeman on a kneel down and scored a defensive touchdown.