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Watch Tom Coughlin Yell At Greg Schiano During The Postgame Handshake (Video)

The Giants had a scare today against the Buccaneers, eeking out a 41-34 victory in the Meadowlands. But something that’ll be sure to get some attention over the next few days is what happened after said victory: the contentious postgame handshake between Tom Coughlin and Greg Schiano, which featured a lot of yelling from New York’s head coach.

Coughlin’s beef seems to stem from the fact that Eli Manning was knocked down as his team kneeled the ball late in the fourth to seal the victory; we’ve got video of that play below the confrontation itself.

Schiano obviously had no (direct) influence on his defense knocking down the two-time Super Bowl champ in the heat of the moment, so we think Coughlin was just looking for an excuse to be ruddy and Irish. (Although we also see the need to protect your franchise quarterback through some aggressive postgame jawing. Consider it Schiano’s “Welcome to the NFL” moment.)

One other note: Coughlin and Schiano’s postgame argument comes ahead of tonight’s Lions-49ers game. As you’ll recall, Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh had their own contentious shaking of hands last year.

Video here.

And the play from which Coughlin’s problem seems to stem:

Photo via Tyson Trish.

  • OdiousCologne

    This is odious writing. Maybe very odious. If 25 fourth quarter points were 25 first quarter points and the Giants hung on to win, then it might be said the Giants, EEK!, really did eke out a victory. In reality, they did not eek (sic) out a NY thing.

    That’s almost the worst of it. “But something that’ll be sure” is odious writing, too. If you have to be told how so, you’re reading the Bleacher Report pages and nothing else.

    The use of “over” is grammar flab. Watch for something over your reading this DURING “the next few days”. Whew. It’s over.

    A handshake cannot be “contentious”. I believe that Coach Coughlin is not a contentious person. The last play of the game was so contentious that the traditional verbal greeting card that coaches give each other in conclusion was barbed with something like contention. However, it does appear that getting OVER his college days was uneasy for Greg Schiano.

    There’s two more things to mention, besides the unflagging persistence of odious writing, as if it were meant for substitute readers.

    “Coughlin’s beef seems to stem” is odious with intent. It’s half the distance to the goal — the writer’s goal, not the reader’s. So if the writer started at his own twenty, he’s somewhere a bit closer to a safety now. Little bit.

    This is why. Using the word “seems” is an odious attempt of providing cause for doubt. Why? When things are obvious, e.g., apparently true in all appearance, the purpose of “seems” is known only to the writer. He did not explain what he seems to be writing.

    Lastly, “Schiano obviously had no (direct) influence on his defense” is something like the writer’s application of his patent for a skewed perspective. After all Shiano is only the coach. The writer recommends that the reader disregard the tales his players tell of the incident. “Obviously”.

    Nothing seemingly done here. Yet never so good, as well.

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