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11-22-2006, 08:54 PM
Giants running back speaks up after rushing ball 10 times in loss

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Tiki Barber expressed his frustration Wednesday after carrying the football a season-low 10 times against the Jaguars. He finished with only 27 yards.

A frustrated Tiki Barber criticized the New York Giants’ play calling on Wednesday, saying abandoning the running game against Jacksonville was a slap in his face and a sure way to lose more games.

The mild blowup from Barber came two days after the Giants (6-4) called only 14 running plays in a 26-10 loss to the Jaguars.

Barber, whose 998 yards rushing are fourth in the NFL, got a season-low 10 carries for 27 yards. He spent most of the second half blocking as Eli Manning threw 27 of his 41 passes.

“We have to find a way to correct it,” Barber said. “That’s the bottom line. I talked about this earlier in the season; if you don’t have balance you can’t win in the NFL. A disproportionate amount of teams that win, win it by running the football.

“That’s football,” Barber added. “It’s not complicated. This is something that teams and kids and coaches do from 12 years old to college and beyond. It isn’t rocket science.”

This is the second time Barber has had issues with the coaching staff. After New York was shut out by Carolina in the playoffs last year, he said the team was outcoached.


11-22-2006, 09:00 PM
He's retiring anyway so he should shut his @$$ face. :lol:

11-22-2006, 09:07 PM
I think Coughlin will be gine after this year because he continues to get critisized by his own team and is failing to have his team compete.

11-22-2006, 10:29 PM
Notice everytime a Coughlin team loses a game or two the players start to revolt? Hes just not a popular guy with the players.