Tiki Barber Dropped ‘Like, a Thousand’ F-Bombs on Coughlin
According to nbcsports.com, Former Giants running back, Tiki Barber appeared on the Morning Show and was asked what his biggest confrontation was in the Giants locker room. Barber said that was an easy answer: with his former head coach, Tom Coughlin.
Barber went on to say that it took place in 2006 after a “pretty pitiful performance all the way around” and criticized the team’s offense.
The game in question was the 2006 meet up between the Giants and the Jaguars. Giants lost 26-10, with Barber only rushing 27 yards on 10 carries. Barber’s quarterback, Eli Manning, threw 2 interceptions and the Giants only had possession of the ball for 19 minutes and 41 seconds, compared to the Jaguars who had possession for 40:19.
Barber found out the next day, Coughlin was furious to read those comments in the paper.
“Tom Coughlin comes into my meeting room, and he has all these newspapers and throws them in my face. Like, physically, in my face. . . . ‘What the F is this?‘ And throws them in my face.”
Barber said he dropped “like, a thousand” F-bombs in retaliation and “we ended up yelling at each other for 40 minutes.”
On the whole, Barber said, he had a massive issue with Coughlin’s “My way or the highway” attitude. Barber said:
“Tell me, ‘do something because I say so’? I’m not going to accept that,”
Barber believes Coughlin would admit that he knew Barber played hard for him, even though they didn’t get along off the field. But those 16 Sundays a year, were the only days when they got along, according to Barber:
“On game day, I never had a problem with Coach Coughlin, but personally, we did. We just didn’t mesh.”
Since Barber left the team, the New York Football Giants have won 2 SuperBowls against the New England Patriots. Many believe if a star player and the head coach don’t get along, it won’t be a good time for anybody involved.
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