At the end of the close, hard-fought game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Giants, Eli Manning took a knee to end the game. The Bucs weren't planning on letting that play go off without a hitch, though, and crowded the line around the center, providing a big push and knocking Manning on his ass as he took the ball from under center. This goes against etiquette - generally, kneel-downs are little more than formalities to end a game. But the Bucs don't like leaving plays on the field, and trying to get any advantage you can is, quite simply, smart.
Apparently, Tom Coughlin wasn't happy about that. In fact, it appears he thought it was "bullsh*t", if my lip-reading skills are still up to par. NFL.com has video of the argument between Schiano and Coughlin here, or you can watch our GIF below. Last year we had a big fight between Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh - now we have our very own fight. I'll take that fight if Schiano can provide the same kind of result Harbaugh provided in San Francisco.
And here's what led to that argument:
Greg Schiano had this to say on his decision, via the Tampa Bay Times:
"I don't know if that's not something that's done in the National Football League,'' Schiano said. "What I do with our football team is that we fight until they tell us game over. And there's nothing dirty about it, there's nothing illegal about it. We crowd the ball like a sneak defense and try to knock it loose. There's nothing...if people watched Rutgers, they would know that's what we do at the end of a game. We're not going to quit, that's just the way I coach and teach our players. If some people are upset about it, that's just the way it goes. I don't have any hesitation. That's the way we play. We play clean, hard football until they tell us the game is over.''