Former Giants running back Tiki Barber recalls a confrontation between him and former coach Tom Coughlin (Credit: Fox News)
While speaking with the Morning Show, former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber was asked to talk about the craziest confrontation he had during his playing career. While some players have blowups with other teammates or opposing players, Barber recalls having a huge argument with New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.
The argument took place in the week following the Giants November 2006 26-10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Following the game, Barber was asked about the team’s offensive woes. Barber responded by calling the team’s performance pitiful.
“It was a pretty pitiful performance all the way around,” Barber said. “I’m shocked our running game could be this unproductive.”
Barber tells the Morning Show, that the next day Coughlin was furious to read the former running backs comments in the paper.
“Tom Coughlin comes into my meeting room,” Barber said, “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 added that he dropped “like, a thousand” F-bombs on his former coach and the pair had an argument that lasted over 40 minutes.
Barber also told the Morning Show that he had a hard time dealing with Coughlin’s my way or the highway attitude.
“Tell me, ‘do something because I say so’? I’m not going to accept that,” Barber said.
The former Giants running back says he always performed hard for Coughlin on Sundays but admitted that he rarely ever got along with his former coach.
“On game day, I never had a problem with Coach Coughlin,” Barber said. “But personally, we did. We just didn’t mesh.”