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Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Posted on: January 18, 2011 12:08 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2011 12:10 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Antrel Rolle probably should have thought about his choice before he signed with the New York Giants. For starters, he and the media in the Big Apple go well together, but only in the sense that he's always willing to offer up a ridiculous quote.

Like his most recent comment about his coach Tom Coughlin, who he called "too uptight."

"When you're talking about the coaching side of things, do I feel like things are a little too uptight? Yeah, I do," Rolle said on WQAM in Miami, via Mike Garafalo of the New Jersey Star-Ledger. “I feel like if he just loosened up just a little bit, still run the ship the way you want to run it, still run the program the way you want to run it but let us have a little fun, because at the end of the day that's what it's all about."

If this sounds familiar, well it should. Whenever the Giants (or Jaguars!) are/were losing, Coughlin is way too strict and mean and stuff. And whenever he wins, he's figured out a way to "cut loose." Or something.

Whether that's actually what's happening, or whether everyone's just in a better mood when a team is winning, well, that's getting harder to say. But the grass is always greener on the other side. Particularly when that proverbial grass is Rex Ryan and the AFC Championship-bound New York Jets.

Fortunately, fellow safety Kenny Phillips joined Rolle on the interview to chat about the other NY coach/team.

"I would love to play for a guy like Rex," Phillips said. "He goes to bat for his players. He'll take the blame, he allows you to be you. He's not asking you to hide. If you're a guy who likes to talk, go out and talk, long as you back it up. Like ‘trel said, His guys are playing for him and I'd love to be a part of that."

There's zero chance that this sits well with Coughlin (or owner John Mara, who's throwing his confidence behind his coach). And if you think Coughlin gets cheesed off about coaching in a place where he's constantly on the hot seat, well, his reaction to his players comparing him to Rex and calling him "too uptight" should do some wonderful things for the locker room chemistry.

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Comments

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 2:50 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

This is stupid. Of course they like rex better right now, they're winning. But look at Wade Phillips, my friends. Guys loved playing for him, but when winning didn't come with it, its goodbye coach. Quit whining and play football, who cares about strict or loose all that matters is W's.



Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Players get this, where fans can't because most have never been on a football field.
So you're saying....



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Who wouldn't like Rex Ryan better than Tom?

Rex Ryan is a far better coach...

Players get this, where fans can't because most have never been on a football field.



Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2011 12:19 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Hey Jackasses!!!  Where the hell were you two when Micahel Vick was running all over your sorry ass defense?  Do your job and the coach won't have to go to bat for you...

Rex Ryan can kiss Tom Coughlin's Super Bowl Ring!!!





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