Schiano: We play clean, hard football until they tell us it's over
- by Doug Samuels 1 year ago
With the game in hand and possession, the Giants got into their victory formation and planned to uneventfully kneel it out to end the game.
However, Tampa Bay players continued to get after it, hoping to cause a loose ball as time continued to run off the clock.
While some coaches disagree with the approach, Greg Schiano explained the way he sees the situation after the game ended.
"I don't know if that's not something that's done in the National Football League, but what I do with our football team is we fight until they tell us the game is over."
"There's nothing dirty about it." Schiano explained. "There's nothing illegal about it. We crowd the ball. It's like a sneak defense and we try to knock it loose. If they watch Rutgers, they would know, that's what we do at the end of the game."
"We're not going to quit. That's just the way I coach and teach our players. Some people were upset about it. I don't have any hesitation. That's the way we play: clean, hard football until they tell us the game is over."
On one hand, once the victory formation comes out, the game is over. However, as coaches, most of us coaches harp on giving everything you've got for four quarters, so what are your thoughts?